C3Subtitles: 31c3: »Hard Drive Punch«
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»Hard Drive Punch«

Destroying data as a performative act

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Video duration
00:25:02
Language
English
Abstract
In general data is stored on technically sensitive systems and can easily be lost. At the same time files today appear often as indestructible once uploaded to the Internet.

In this presentation I will talk about a variety of approaches on data destruction and how these connect to current events and questions in society. From professional hard drive punch systems and art projects to DIY thermite melting, the art of destroying data is a wide spread cultural phenomenon.

Workshop: Bring your old hard drives to have them crushed with the IDEAL 0101 hard drive punch or cut the data platter yourself by hand.

Competition: You think you can still recover files from this drive? Which methods are the best?

Talk ID
6595
Event:
31c3
Day
2
Room
Saal 1
Start
7 p.m.
Duration
00:30:00
Track
Art & Culture
Type of
lecture
Speaker
Aram Bartholl