|The Hacking Monopolism Trilogy includes the three artworks: Face to Facebook, Amazon Noir and Google Will Eat Itself. The trilogy exploited the technical and economic vulnerabilities of major Internet companies at the time of their expansion, reconfiguring the way Internet giants concentrate, misappropriate, and monetize large quantities of information and user interactions. These works share a common methodology and use of strategy - they all used custom-programmed software in order to target three of the biggest online corporations, employing actual hacks to unset their marketing and economic models. All three artworks were media performances created through the exploitation of temporary security vulnerabilities within the Internet giants' platforms. These provocative performances were staged through the global media for millions of spectators worldwide and through interactions with the companies targeted, media outlets, and the general public. The installations include elements from the reactions and interactions with the performances' audiences, diagrams that outline the main processes under which the software has been developed to execute the performances, and custom artifacts that translate the conceptual works. Ultimately, the art installations did not use technologies to ensure coherence between the projects, opting to present the concepts, processes, and documentation of the performances.
Co-author: Alessandro Ludovico.
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