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S E L E C T E D W O R K S
2010 - 2020
Someone once asked me: Where is home?
I don’t know. But in the past I often asked myself: "Is it possible to get lost if you don’t know where you are going?"
Even though I still have no answer to this question, I know now that the question on the one hand comes from a sense of helplessness when faced with the disparity of the world, on the other hand from an experienced lack of power toward systems that are beyond our control. Yet I also like this question because it is romantic: It indicates a sense of ‘longing’. As such the question contains a fantasy that wants to influence and change the present moment. In that sense, maybe ‘to get lost’ means to interfere with the structure of the world in order to move toward a different, perhaps better future.
Daniel Dressel, May 2020
2010 / 2011
"To hack a system requires getting to know its rules better than the people who created it or are running it, and exploiting all the vulnerable distance between how those people had intended the system to work and how it actually works, or could be made to work."
Edward Snowden, Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books, New York, 2019), p.53
If a good hack is able to debunk the rules behind a system, then 'hacking' does not just belong to the digital world.
It exists wherever rules do.