FB Resistance Workshop coming to India, Bangalore

Wow! I’m excited to announce that we’re coming to India, Bangalore – April 2nd 2011!! CIS, Center for Internet & Society!!

With “we” I mean Marc Stumpel, our new team member. Marc has been researching in this field for quite some time, and has actually written his master thesis about the very same topic (MA in New Media at the University of Amsterdam).

Download it here: The Politics of Social Media. Facebook_Control and Resistance by Marc Stumpel (PDF)
NICE!

So, without further ado – Go sign up for that workshop in Bangladore if you havent’ yet ;) :D

http://www.cis-india.org/events/facebook-resistance

March 25th, 2011

FB Resistance Berlin Docu

Good times in Berlin. We certainly recieved alot of attention for this and gathered lots of cool ideas. We’re still sorting them out. Stay tuned about the results and on the next FB resistance workshop this weekend in Barcelona. [Workshop Description here]


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February 14th, 2011

Facebook Resistance Workshop at Transmediale

Artzilla.org member TBX is announcing the “Facebook Resistance Workshop” at the Transmediale Festival in Berlin on February, 4th 2011, 13:00-16:00!

We are going to brainstorm and draft concepts around the topic “What if you could change Facebook’s laws?” Here’s the official announcement and link to register – We’re open for 10 participants, and the results will be presented at the Festival on Saturday!

While early www networks like Geocities.com encouraged it’s users to entirely modify their online presence, Myspace.com and Web 2.0 have steered this “user generated content” into a commercially valuable structure. Facebook has finalized this “evolution” by disabling the user to do anything but feeding the system that gives FB it’s estimated value of 50 Billion US$.

Facebook is taking over the social web, and it’s design follows Mark Zuckerberg’s ideals. To quote Lawrence Lessig: “The code is law. The architectures of cyberspace are as important as the law in defining and defeating the liberties of the Net.”*1 What if you could change FB’s laws? You can! Browser extensions (e.g. Firefox Add-ons) enable us to locally modify Facebook.com and distribute it to the masses.*2

Preregistered workshop participants will learn how browser extensions (e.g. Firefox Add-Ons) enable us to locally modify Facebook.com and distribute it to the masses. In the presentation on Saturday Tobias Leingruber presents the experimental and artistic Facebook hack concepts to festival visitors before turning these concepts into a real software that users worldwide can download and share.

Example Ideas:
- Dislike Button
- Graffiti Wall (based on GML/webmarker.me)
- Auto-comment generator (e.g. LOL or Kanye West speak)
- Custom background images and visual css styling for your visitors
- Themes, e.g. change your FB’s color: pink, yellow…
-…

Register now and let’s work together!

January 3rd, 2011

Launch Event at Ars Electronica Festival

We are going to exhibit/show/hack Artzilla-style work at this year’s prestige ARS Electronica “Festival for Art, Technology and Society”. F* yeah! We’ll be part of the “Digital Communities” TELE INTERNET exhibit, curated byAram Bartholl

Besides a workshop and a guest presentation we’ll launch a new Browser App, THE ONE we’ve been hiding for quite some time…
The launch event will at MoFo PRIMETIME –

Saturday, 20:00-21:00h!!!

(Location: Linz, AT; Tabacco processing plant; Bulding 1, 3rd floor)

Ars it gonna be SO.MUCH.FUN – I’ll see you there!!!!!! /TBX

August 26th, 2010

Artzilla at MAOW London

The Artzilla Bus is coming to London this wednesday to present the lastest and dopest browser hacks during Mozilla’s Add-on Workshop evening MAOW 2010

Send us an email, if you wanna get in, it’s already booked out, but for Artzilla fan’s we’ll do everything :D /TBX

Infos:
London, Wednesday 30 June, 2010
6:30pm – 11:30pm
Hub Kings Cross, 34b York Way, London N1 9AB, UK G Maps

June 28th, 2010

Tonight in Berlin: Sneak Preview Of Top Secret Add-On

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Hey! We’ve been secretly working on a new + super-fun Add-on. It’s still in early alpha, so we won’t really publicize it or talk about it online yet. Nevertheless our friend and curator Aram Bartholl talked us into sneak-previewing it tonight in his new “Speed Show” format.

It’s quite an awesome concept, he curates cool online-based art work and exhibits it in an “internet café”, which he rents out entirely for the night of the show. Art in an internet café? Maxium culture clash ;) Many more Speed-Shows to come! Tonight’s topic is “TELE INTERNET – Pop.Net.Art” featuring some of TBX’s favourite artists and friends.

So if you like to see what the Artzilla Crew has been secretly working on, and what will be closed-beta in hopefully 3 months, than you should come here tonight:

Friday 11th of June 2010, 21:00 – 00:00
Kottbusser Damm 103, Berlin (G-maps)

More infos here:http://fffff.at/speed-show/

June 11th, 2010

Flash Art Magazine about Firefox Art

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Finally I got my fingers on 2 copies of the Italian Flash Art Magazine, Issue 274, in which Domeniquo Quaranta wrote about many of our Artzilla projects, and the web browser beeing our canvas :)

Article online on the authors blog (Italian)

January 21st, 2010

Maximum Web Cred with FOXBLING

Gain maximum web credibility with FOXBLING.

Picture: Mozilla Legend Chris Hoffman, Nadine Freischlad, TBX, Sarah and Mozilla Evangelism Lead Chris Blizzard

As seen in Berlin at the “Skate The Web” exhibit, at the “BLK River Festival” in Vienna and soon at Transmediale Berlin, SA, Feb.06 6 pieces edition 8cm + 6 pieces edition 4cm. Shoot me an email if you want one.

Of course, the vector file for laser action is “open source” and available on thingiverse.com/thing:1609
Special greetz to my homie “Laser” Martin Bauer of lasernlasern.de

Original post on FAT

January 18th, 2010

“Skate The Web” Exhibit in Berlin

“Skate the web” by Tobias Leingruber, 31.10.09 – 18.11.09, Berlin Betahaus, Prinzessinnenstr. 19.
Opening Event: 31. October, as part of Upgrade Berlin Halloween Edition, 20:00h
Schmuse and Booze with FAT mixtapes and DJ Ballon Boy

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Artzilla.org is a collection of browser modifications which challenge online society and use online services to create art work. Internet artists, street artists and skateboarders use public architecture in ways, the creators didn’t expect it to be used. Let’s SKATE THE WEB!

Artzilla was presented at WORM Rotterdam and ROFL-Thing New York.

October 22nd, 2009

Skate Lessons @ Teorías del Caos (LIVE stream) this Saturday

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This saturday (5pm CEST, Germany) Teorías del Caos (from Mexico City) is hosting a live-stream with tobi-x. Tobi will give some internet skate lessons, so bring your board and join!!

September 22nd, 2009

Video: Artzilla at Royal College of Art

A couple days ago Pascal Finette from Mozilla Labs gave a talk at the Royal College of Art (Design Interactions) in London. Next to the latest Mozilla technologies he also included his favourite projects from Artzilla.  Here’s the video of it.

May 28th, 2009

Artzilla at C-Base Spacestation Berlin

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Here are the slides of the MAOW presentation TBX and special guest Aram Bartholl gave last saturday at the C-Base Spacestation in Berlin during MAOW 2009 100% pure HTML love!

April 1st, 2009

KABOOOOM Artzilla Relaunch

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Artists and hackers! Last Saturday we launched the new Artzilla website during MAOW Berlin. The website was completly redesigned by UI Boss Greg Leuch. We have many aweseome add-ons and browser scripts waiting to be posted in the next weeks, we will also try to keep you updated on serious cool Browser development, with special focus on creative usage. There’s so much going on in the browser world, it’s quite aweseome. Stay tuned!! PS: We’re still tweaking the website, some small fixes and a submit form are coming soon. TBX

March 31st, 2009

Firefox Hacking Workshop at NYC Resistor


Jamiew and tbX are in NYC to introduce you to Firefox hacking, Javascripts and how-to mess with webpages. So if you wanna hang out with some NYC Resistor and FFFFFat Lab folks and do some cool stuff, shoot an email to tobi ätt tobi-x.com

26-01-09 (tmrw) @ 6pm
NYC Resistor,
397 Bridge Street, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

January 26th, 2009

Firefox Art Panel @ ROFLcon NYC

Check this out: Steve Lambert, JDubs and tbX today @ ROFLthing NYC!!!

Experimental Firefox add-ons are getting alot of love recently. E.g. check out this article at rhizome.org

January 24th, 2009

Tmrw @ 25c3 Congress, Berlin

Aram and tbx will spit a lightning talk tomorrow, 11:30am @ the ccc congress in Berlin about experimental firefox add-ons and artzilla – Be there and be square!

December 28th, 2008

artzilla.org is launched – still on progress

Finally! Between buying christmas gifts and finishing research papers we managed to get a artzill.org ALPHA online! We are still workin on this website, there’s alot content management to do and also the design will be tweaked alot in the next weeks. The beautiful exotic webdesign is from Annemieke van der Hoek.  GET OUR RSS FEED and stay updated!!!!!!! in the meantime: Flickr Launch Party Image Set tbx

December 16th, 2008

Flickr Pix Online!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobimcfly/sets/72157611191335527/

Ninja Theo Watson up to no good

December 16th, 2008

Artzilla.org launch Party Announcement

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It’s getting closer and i’m quite excited about the upcoming event!! Artzilla.org will be a collection / blog about fun and experimental Mozilla (Firefox) add-ons, which are not really welcome on the common “serious” hosts (“useless art”).

For the launch we will through a party on the 13.Dec (Saturday) at Worm Rotterdam (Netherlands, http://wormweb.nl). The evening comes with slick tunes, great presentations and the first Firefox add-on exhibition evarrrrr!!

Participating artists are: Theo Watson, Aram Bartholl, Evan Roth, Dragan Espenschied, Timo Klok, Jamie Wilkinson, Danja Vasiliev, Linda Hilfling and myself.
Special guest: Über net art theorist Florian Cramer

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFAT!!!!!!!!!

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Launch Party Location:

Worm is “the” organisation in Rotterdam for avantgarde music and everything that’s experimental. For the one’s who haven’t been at worm, check out some random flickr pics:

December 1st, 2008

Faceleaks

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by Society of Algorithm

Add-on Website: http://faceleaks.info/

Direct Add-on Download

“Leak your friends – Anonymously” – A Firefox add-on that allows you to leak Facebook pictures of your friends into the archive of http://faceleaks.info/

January 12th, 2011

Firesheep

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by Eric Butler

Add-on Website: http://codebutler.com/firesheep

Direct Add-on Download

A Firefox add-on that allows you to gain access to social media accounts of people in your wifi network. It comes with a super-easy user interface, and works for every service that’s not using a Read the rest of this entry »

October 26th, 2010

Google Alarm

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by Jamie Wilkinson

Add-on Website: http://jamiedubs.com/googlealarm/

You think you can browse the web without beeing on Google’s radar, just because you’re not using their products? Well. You are wrong. They got bugs everywhere.

“The Google Alarm Firefox addon visually & audibly alerts you when your personal information is being sent to Google servers.”, it also gives you a personal statistic that.

The next step seems to be clear – Allow the user to block Big G just like “Flash Block”, “Add Block plus” or “No Script”.

July 27th, 2010

Black Oil

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by Jess3 and Greg Leuch

Add-on Website: http://jess3.com/oil/

Direct Download

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The Black Oil Firefox add-on replaces all mentions of BP and accompanying terms like BP oil, BP gas, BP worldwide, and so on, with blacked out letters and dripping oil drops. (Released through Jess3.com, Coded BY and based on Greg Leuch’s Shaved Bieber Add-on)

June 1st, 2010

Shaved Bieber

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by Greg Leuch

Add-on Website: http://fffff.at/shaved-bieber/

Direct Download

Annoyed by 16yr old Singer Justin Bieber beeing all over your internets? We if you dislike something, there’s always one simple solution: Censorship. Install the “Shaved Bieber” add-on to remove Justin from your browser.

May 17th, 2010

IMMA LET YOU FINISH BUT

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by Greg Leuch based on Kanye Vision

Bookmarklet Website: Orig. post on fffff.at

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<p>You saw <a href=what Kanye West did to Taylor Swift the the MTV VMA’s, right? Even Obama calls him a Jackass for that. Well, with this bookmarklet you can interrupt any website like Kanye West. Get the bookmarklet on the original post over at FAT LAB

September 16th, 2009

Happytube

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by Jens Natzschka

Add-on Website: http://happytube.org/

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“With the HappyTube Firefox plugin, YouTube will become an oase of peace and happiness.” The HappyTube add-on replaces all hate comments on youtube with nicer ones. Check out the project website – This is how we like it :)

July 13th, 2009

Kanye Vision Bookmarklet

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by Evan Roth and Tobias Leingruber

Add-on Website: http://fffff.at/kanye-vision-bookmarklet/

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View the internet the way Kanye sees it.

Go to FFFFFAT and drag’n'drop the button into your toolbar to get Kanye Vision!!!!!!!!!!

May 12th, 2009

MAICgregator

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by Nicholas Knouf

Add-on Website: http://maicgregator.org/

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The MAICgregator add-on aggregates information about colleges and universities embedded in the military-academic-industrial complex (MAIC). It searches government funding databases, private news sources, private press releases, and public information about trustees to try and produce a radical cartography of the modern university via the replacement or overlay of this information on academic websites. This is a necessary activity in light of the contemporary financial “crisis”.

April 19th, 2009

Ctrl+F’d

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by Greg Leuch

Add-on Website: http://www.gleuch.com/projects/ctrl-f-d

Direct Download Link

cfd001twitter_m With recent mistakes by companies and organizations not knowing how to properly censor online documents, its easy to see why people believe the text they can’t see can’t be read. And with computer illiterate people like Rush Limbaugh, it is not difficult to confuse them with censored alterations to the web pages they commonly visit.

This add-on censors the web by hiding text and images behind blocks. I dig the aesthetics! /tbx

April 15th, 2009

STOP! Hammertime!

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by Ben Dodson

Add-on Website: http://bendodson.com/extensions/

Direct Download Link

stop_hammertime Everytime you press the Stop button in your browser, the STOP! Hammertime! add-on plays the immortal words of MC Hammer  – “Stop! Hammertime!”.  – Always a good laugh, especially when it comes unexpected /tbx

April 8th, 2009

Add-Art

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by Steve Lambert and The Add-Art Team

add-on website: http://add-art.org/

Add-Art is a free FireFox add-on which replaces advertising on websites with curated art images. The art shows are updated every two weeks and feature contemporary artists and curators. Learn more about Add-Art or install it now (instructions). Add-Art is also a http://rhizome.org art comission.

December 16th, 2008

Misspelling Generator

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by Linda Hilfling and Erik Borra

add-on website: http://misspelling-generator.org/

The Misspelling Generator is intervening within the Google search engine. Whenever the extension is enabled, each query typed in the Google search box will generate misspellings, then query Google for each of these misspellings, and finally rank them by number of returns. This all happens in the background – as a user, you will not notice it.Once the extension has done all deviations of the query (typically after 1 to 4 seconds, depending on the length of the query), it will insert the misspellings above the normal Google results – similar to Google’s “Did you mean:”, but now with “Have you tried:” instead.

December 16th, 2008

China Channel

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by Aram Bartholl, Evan Roth, Tobias Leingruber http://fffff.at/

add-on website: http://chinachannel.hk

Experience the censored Chinese internet at home!

The Firefox add-on China Channel offers internet user outside China to surf the web as if they were in China. Take an unforgetable virtual trip to China and experience the technical expertise of the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry (supported by western companies). It’s open source, free and easy.

December 16th, 2008

The Timemachine

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by Tobias Leingruber http://tobi-x.com/

add-on website: timemachine.6x.to

Tired of the Web 2.0 Design? This Firefox Add-on warps you back to the amateur web of 1996.

This Firefox Add-on uses the syntax of any webpage, and changes it into a beautiful Web 1.0 amateur page. This is my tribute to all the pioneers of the web.

December 16th, 2008

Razorganizer

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by Jaka Železnikar www.jaka.org/

direct download: razorganizator.xpi

In itself, the work Razorganizator / Disorganiser has no appearance. Its core consists of a collection of computer-executable instructions that can manipulate images on any given web page. At the same time, the essence of the work lies not in the collection of instructions but in their actualization, with all actualizations being of equal value.

December 16th, 2008

Rolltube

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by Theo Watson http://muonics.net/

add-on website: http://fffff.at/rolltube-returns-slow-roll-version/

RollTube is a Rick Roll Firefox Extension that switches every YouTube video with the infamous Rick Roll video. The experience has been described as “like the whole internet ganging up and rick rolling you at the same time”.
FFFFFat Lab says: great to install across all the machines in your office / lab / classroom. RollTube is cross platform and needs no special admin rights to install!

November 29th, 2008

Tourette Machine

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by Theo Watson http://muonics.net/

add-on website: http://fffff.at/tourettes-machine/

Tourettes Machine is a firefox plugin that randomly adds swear words to yourform fields and text areas as you type.

Versions:
There are two versions – moderate and extreme.
Moderate – adds insults every 3-5 words.
Extreme – adds insults every other damn word bitch.

Install:
Get the firefox addon here. (mac/pc/linux)

November 29th, 2008

Rickblock DB

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by Jamie Wilkinson http://jamiedubs.com/

add-on website: http://rickrolldb.com/

Have you or someone you love been rickroll’d?

Submit the URL to the official database!!

Protect yourself by using Firefox, installing Adblock Plus,and subscribing to the rickblock blacklist →

Help verify the database by confirming or disputing entries

What’s a rickroll? Watch Rocketboom Explains Rickroll

    November 29th, 2008