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Data Rush

Data Rush

Addie Wagenknecht

Data and Dragons (2014)

The work xxxx.xxxfrom the series DATA AND DRAGONS by Addie Wagenknecht is an installation constructed out of specially crafted printed circuit boards (PCBs), which are bound together by cables. The work intercepts data from its environment and stores this. The information collected is processed by seemingly living servers, but the outcomes are never shared. As such, these works are a departing song for a time when surfing the Internet was an anonymous and unknown activity.


Addie Wagenknecht (United States, 1981) obtained a Master’s degree in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Oregon. In 2014, she received an Andy Warhol Foundation Grant. She is best known as a leading figure of the open source hardware movement and as a member of the collective Free Art & Technology Lab. In 2007, she was the co-founder of NORTD Labs, an international research and development studio, which produces open source projects that are used and built by millions of people around the world. Her work has been exhibited internationally and her projects have been featured in numerous newspapers, books and magazines, including TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair and The Economist. Addie Wagenknecht is chairperson of the MIT Open Hardware Summit. She lives and works in Austria.