Technopolitics & Hacktivism. Artivism & Guerrilla comunication [videos & more]

Tactics, digital tools and artivism for political action

Besides being a technology, we consider that the Internet is an historical era in which we have the obligation as citizens to take advantage of its possibilities to impact, through technopolitics and hacktivism, our society to make it truly democratic, to empower ourselves and to desintermediate the access knowledge.

From our beginnings, we have been pioneers and dedicated an important part of our work to the develpement and use of digital tools, comunication strategies and viral campaigns to apply pressure on different fronts in favour of social transformation, promotion the emergence of an active citizenship within the framework of #globalrevolution.

Technopolitics & Hacktivism. Artivism & Guerrilla comunication.

We do all this from the conviction that these clashes for net neutrality or free culture are essential and at the same time also promote these new citizen self-organizing capacities. Without these tools, key events such as those which occurred during indignados movement (15M) of 2011 would have never taken place.

Through non-conventional forms of communication and existing connections between free artistic expression and political action, we as citizens are winning the battle against the big media groups. We citizens are effectively breaking through with our own discourse, opposite to the dominant, yet declining, version. At the Xnet we use artivism as a means to influence conventional comunicative processes, using design, video, photo, online communication…in order to obtain victories from civil society.

Since 2018 Xnet participates in the organization of the Postgraduate Course in Technopolitics and Rights in the Digital Age of the Barcelona School of Management from the Pompeu Fabra University.

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(Es) Tecnopolítica y Derechos en la Era Digital – Curso de Posgrado en la @BSM-UPF dirigido por Simona Levi y @CristinaRibas (Oct.-Dic. 19)

(Es) Tecnopolítica y Derechos en la Era Digital – Curso de Posgrado en la @BSM-UPF dirigido por Simona Levi y @CristinaRibas (Oct.-Dic. 19)

(Es) Tecnopolítica y Derechos en la Era Digital – Curso de Posgrado en la @BSM-UPF dirigido por Simona Levi y @CristinaRibas

(Es) Xnet participa en la Copyright Week (14 al 18 de enero)

(Es) Xnet participa en la Copyright Week (14 al 18 de enero)

(Es) En la Semana de los Derechos de Autor, Xnet junto a otros grupos, continuaremos denunciando la Directiva Europea de Copyright que se debate en la UE.

About Incompetence and/or Irregularities in the Design, Management and Implementation of Barcelona Municipal Public Policies concerning the Internet, Technology and Digital Innovation related with Digital Rights

(Es) Los derechos relacionados con Internet, Tecnología e Innovación Digital son nuestro ámbito de actuación desde hace 10 años. Creemos que no hace falta extenderse mucho en esto porque nuestro trabajo es conocido y de referencia en la ciudad de Barcelona, a nivel de Catalunya, estatal y europeo.

I co-produced Vicky Cristina Barcelona

On how public funds must have an impact on the public realm and not be privatized. The Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona was generously funded by Barcelona City Council. Even when they are intended for commercial exploitation, the products of developments financed by public funds should always be published under free licenses to an […]

We Create. We Decide.

Fair distribution of Royalties and reform of royalties management and collecting societies. At the moment, royalties management societies are a monopoly that hinder the circulation of culture and the returns to its authors. *Ref.: point 2 Legal Demands, paragraph B. Stimulating Creativity and Innovation, Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge: http://fcforum.net/ STOP ACTA […]

The Tracks Collector

Artists must be able to live from their work if they wish to do so. The traffic in authors rights by publishers, recording companies and royalties management societies does not protect the interests of authors. Legal Demands- Stimulating Creativity and Innovation, of the Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge. http://fcforum.net/ STOP ACTA http://d-evolution.fcforum.net/en/

El Cobrador del Track – 2º episodio

You’ll see the Tracks Collector around the city over the next few days. Most of musicians are no longer members of any royalties collection societies, because theyve realised that it goes against their interestsBut they still try to collect money on their behalf, even if they havent signed the management of their authors rights over […]

The Tracks Collector, reality show

You’ll see the Tracks Collector around the city over the next few days. Most of musicians are no longer members of any royalties collection societies, because theyve realised that it goes against their interestsBut they still try to collect money on their behalf, even if they havent signed the management of their authors rights over […]

Looking for a (North) American friend

Every year, private US industry lobbies exert an invasive pressure on the Spanish Executive through their Special 301 Report on countries that require special surveillance because of their disobedience to the interests of Hollywood entertainment multinationals. This report names Spain as one of its top offenders and stigmatizes the whole of Spanish society as pirates. […]

Giving music to hairdressers vs the greed that refuses to understand the future

In Spain, the SGAE charges hairdressing salons for having the radio on, and they charge radio stations for broadcasting the same content. They use a flat fee that disregards whether the material broadcast is part of its repertory or not. They charge for everything, twice over. STOP ACTA http://d-evolution.fcforum.net/

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