Stefan Höhne

Stefan Höhne

From Signal to Noise. Histories, Strategies and Soundtracks of Media Sabotage

 

As history has shown, every successful revolt and revolution requires the disruption or subversion of communication and media technologies. This radio show will trace the hidden history of militant subversions of communication networks from the early 20th century until today. It will take us from early acts of signal jamming and counter media strategies in the German and Russian revolutions to sabotage in Apartheid South Africa, the communication guerillas in Europe and the US in the 1990s and current developments of state-sponsored hacking and cyber warfare.

 

(English, 90 min, stage 3)

 

Stefan Höhne is a cultural studies scholar and historian of technology. He holds an assistant professorship at the Center for Metropolitan Studies at Technische Universität, Berlin.