Hijacking the vector, or how to exploit its virtual trajectories

Micali, Alberto (2014) Hijacking the vector, or how to exploit its virtual trajectories. In: As Above, So Below: A Colloquium on Drone Culture, 24 May 2014, University of Lincoln.

Full text not available from this repository.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop contribution (Paper)
Item Status:Live Archive


Vectoral power is characterised by the topological creation of a ‘third nature’: A reterritorialisation that is directly correlated to the trajectory assumed by the vector. However, the vector has not predictable destinations nor it cares about its qualities or meanings.
Digital hijacking emerged as a coupling of aesthetics and hacking practices on early web search engines, diverting internet traffic towards unexpected contents. Similarly, in times of high speed financial trading, informational flows have been distorted to exploit contemporary processes of capital accumulation.
Therefore, ‘vectoral hijacking’ is suggested as a hacktion able to redirect the virtualities of the vector in direction of territories that have yet to be known.

Keywords:media theory, vectoral power, hacktivism
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
L Social studies > L370 Social Theory
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media)
Related URLs:
ID Code:25322
Deposited On:09 Dec 2016 12:06

Repository Staff Only: item control page