Marc Garrett performs an updated version Gerrard Winstanley’s ‘A Declaration from the Poor Oppressed People of England’ originally published in 1649, at Transmediale 2018, Berlin. Winstanley was one of the founders of the English group known as the True Levellers or Diggers. The group occupied public lands that had been privatised by enclosures. Garrett proposes that True Levellers or Diggers, and later the Luddites, were hacktivists in their own times, and we can still learn from their ideas, intentions and imaginative maneuvers against top-down domination by neoliberal elites whether it involves technological and or physical contexts.

#01 bookmark | Tell It Like It Is: transmediale 2018 Opening Rally (Really)
Wed, 31.01.2018 19:00 – 20:30
Auditorium Special event
Marie-Luise Angerer Rasmus Fleischer Alex Foti Marc Garrett Goo Goo Muck Analytics Max Haiven Nina Power Bernd Scherer Sergey Schmidt Penny Travlou Jillian C. York
https://2018.transmediale.de/program/event/the-opening-re-ally-telling-it-like-it-is