News update: Due to unforeseen circumstances concerning the trainer, the workshop will be postponed toto Friday April 22nd.
Ever wished that you could change or manipulate some of the many laws of Facebook? Your wish could finally come true through The Facebook Resistance Workshop by Tobias Leingruber, which will be taking place on March 18th, 2011 in Amsterdam.
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. Leingruber will be presenting the experimental and artistic Facebook hack concepts to the participants before turning these concepts into a real software that users worldwide can download and share.
Facebook Resistance is a research initiative accepting the status quo of Facebook being the dominant social identity management system, researching on ways to change it’s rules and functionality from inside the system, locally via Browser App.
Since Facebook sets the rules of how-to behave, the question is: Are we happy to live in their visualization of our online identity or do we want to change it? A change can be as trivial as adding a background-image. Facebook designing your online identity is like IKEA designing your apartment. The only individuality lies in the family pictures standing in your BILLY shelves.
For registration and more information, you can click here.
I am planning to apply… Are you? If not, why so? And do you think this can actually make a difference?
Looking forward to your comments and insights down below…