The world wide web would structurally allow a radical renewal of democracy, but more and more states are drifting towards authoritarian societies and en passant the largest surveillance machinery of human history has been created. Together with the appeal to „use hacking as a mindset“ we immerse in a documentary adventure game and explore a kind of utopian real-world reflection of the Internet through the events of the Chaos Computer Club, Europe biggest association of hackers. We see how the hacker culture meets these challenges and how they become a possible blueprint of social upheaval.
Sandra Trostel is an independent filmmaker, creative storyteller and researcher based in Hamburg, Germany. The central issue of her work is the analysis of current and future social developments via the artistic examination of aspects of human interaction, with a particular focus on the effects of digitization. Depending on the given subject she makes use of different media and forms.