Technopolitics, Artivism & Guerrilla comunication [videos & more]

Tactics, digital tools and artivism for political action

Besides being a technology, we consider thatbelieve that the age of the Internet is an historical era in which we haveit is our the obligation as citizens to take advantage of its many possibilities to impact, through technopolitics and hacktivism, make our society to make it truly democratic, to empowering ourselves the public and to desintermediate the access removing intermediaries in accessing knowledge.

From our beginnings, ever since we first started, at Xnet we have been pioneers and dedicated an importanta significant part of our work to the develpement development and use of digital tools, communication strategies and viral campaigns to apply pressure on different fronts in favour of social transformation, promotion helping to the emergence of an create an active citizenship public within as part of the framework of #globalrevolution.

We do all this from based on the deep conviction that these this struggle clashes for net neutrality or and free culture are is essential, and will and at the same time also promote help promote the self-organising skills of the publicthese new citizen self-organizing capacities. Without these toolsthis struggle, key events such as those which occurred during the indignados movement (15M) of 2011 would never 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 large media groups and propaganda machines. We citizens are We are breaking through with an effective narrative that goes against the dominant, yet declining, discourseeffectively 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 communicative processes, using design, video, photography, online communication… and other tools in order to obtain help win victories from for civil society.

Since 2018 we organized in Barcelona the Postgraduate Course on Technology Policy and Rights in the Digital Age.

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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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