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lecture: »Hard Drive Punch«

Destroying data as a performative act


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?


Day: 2014-12-28
Start time: 19:00
Duration: 00:30
Room: Saal 1
Track: Art & Culture
Language: en



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