deep lab

18 min doc from 2015

something about net that isn’t working anymore.. or maybe never did

a lot of people see net as last free frontier.. but totally not true.. so dependent on corp infra at this point

people only see infra only when not working and something about net now that is not working.. i’d like to figure out what that is.. and what to do about it.. and i feel like this is a group that might be able to help do that

all female collective.. dec 2014.. ‘never been around so many women who could code’

we’re all about using tech to subvert power.. in ways that people don’t think of it being subvertable

tech as it could be..

7 min – if people feel like they are being watched all the time.. they don’t feel free to say/do what they want

true – even deeper.. wouldn’t know themselves right off anyway.. since we are mostly like whales in sea world from the cancerous supposed to’s.. of school/work

so privacy is kind of a fundamental right that we need in order for everyone to feel/be free

perhaps best means to that privacy.. everyone doing something else (gershenfeld something else law) so that make ie: inspectors of inspectors irrelevant

also makes things like ie: data center geography (11 min) irrelevant

14 min – the presumed id of anyone on net is a straight white male.. and anyone who shows self not to conform to that id is put thru a lot of scrutiny/criticism.. for no reason

mboya can you hear me law

17 min – living in this period where we’re wholehearted and open and fighting this injustice.. neither the either or the or is a place where people can live.. ie: can you choose freedom w/o happiness or happiness w/o freedom.. no


adding page while looking more into jillian york because of this tweet (and on same day reading/adding mboya/rogers can you hear me law.. and while reading p moskowitz‘s case against free speech:

jillian (@jilliancyork) tweeted at 5:55 AM – 30 Aug 2019 :
Want to talk to me about why (and how!) you believe in free expression? Hit me up, would love to interview you. (

i think the start of free expression is acknowledging the diff between curiosity and decision making.. and setting people free enough to go with daily curiosity  ie: cure ios city

it’s not free expression just because ie: you can hear me; i get to choose between a finite set of choices; i feel freer than i was; ..


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what is it: Deep Lab is a collaborative group of cyberfeminist researchers, artists, writers, engineers, and cultural producers. Our interests are diverse, and we do not agree on everything. Some of our research includes privacy, surveillance, code, art, social hacking, race, capitalism, anonymity, the infrastructures of the 21st century and useful skills in tangible situations.

what does it do: Members of Deep Lab are engaged in ongoing critical assessments of contemporary digital culture, and work together to exploit the potential for creative inquiry lying dormant in the deep web.

why exist: Because we wanted to be together. Because the original computers were women.Because it can’t not. Because we are stronger as a pack. Because I’m trying to stay connected to the self. Because sharing is caring.Because we want to dig deeper. Because girls just wanna have fun. Because you shouldn’t have to ask for permission

Deep Lab members include: Addie Wagenknecht, Allison Burtch, Claire L. Evans, Denise Caruso, Harlo Holmes, Ingrid Burrington, Kate Crawford, Jen Lowe, Julia Kaganskiy, Joana Varon, Jillian C. York, Lindsay Howard, Lorrie Cranor, Madeleine Varner, Maral Pourkazemi, Runa Sandvik, and Simone Browne.


Addie Wagenknecht’s work explores the tension between expression and technology.


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Deep Lab is a collective group of artists, researchers, writers, engineers, and cultural producers. These women are involved in critical assessments of contemporary digital culture and, together, work to exploit the potential for creative inquiry lying dormant in the deep web. Outside of Deep Lab, the members engage in activities that range from magazine editing, journalism, various forms of activism, and teaching. Research by the collective involves privacy, code, surveillance, art, social hacking, race, capitalism, anonymity, 21st century infrastructures, and useful skills in tangible situations and is both an independent and collaborative effort.