Year of Birth
Gerrit Rietveld Academy
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Martino Morandi graduated in Graphic Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. He researches at the intersections of technology, politics and art. He is interested in the material conditions of technologies and their legacies.
Roel Roscam Abbing graduated in Networked Media from the Piet Zwart Institute. He is an artist and researcher interested in network infrastructure, the politics of technology, and do-it-yourself methodologies.
Morandi and Roscam Abbing are conducting a practical workshop, which aims to reflect upon the relations between the infrastructure, the protocols and the narratives of the Internet. The workshop is part of their joint research project X.25.
In the early days of the Internet before the World Wide Web’s appearance as a global hegemonic network, different designs were pitched against one another to stress how they represented differences of opinion of networking, at technical, social and political levels.
In the project X.25, the X.25 protocol — the most used protocol for computer networks in the eighties — and its legacy are treated as a device to open up new histories and critical understandings of ‘internetworking’. In doing so, Morandi and Roscam Abbing critically question the assumptions influencing our understanding of the Net.
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