Border Check

Roel Roscam Abbing

3 October 2013

Border Check is a software project that illustrates and plays around with the physical and political realities behind the internet.

Border Check is a software project that illustrates and plays around with the physical and political realities behind the internet. The project was developed during a residency at LABoral, within the context of Summer Sessions 2013.

Border Check is a software project that illustrates and plays around with the physical and political realities behind the internet.

As one surfs the net, data packets are sent from the user’s computer to the target server. The data packets go on a journey hopping from server to server potentially crossing multiple countries until the packets reach the desired website. In each of the countries that are passed different laws and practices can apply to the data, influencing whether or not authorities can inspect, store or modify that data.

Co-produced by:

Laboral+AC/E
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