'Cartogrophy of Darkness' is a transclusive, collective research platform dedicated to exploring universalisms and the unity of knowledge in our highly obfuscated, crisis-ridden age. The platform is comprised of a triad of spaces: a map, a repository and a periodical.

«خريطة الظّلام» هي منصّة بحثيّة تشاركيّة تستقصي مفاهيم العالميّة والاتحاد المعرفي من منطلق الزمكانيّة الآنية، المتأزمة والمبهمة. تتكون المنصّة من ثلاثيّة حيزيّة تضمُّ خريطة وحاوية وسلسلة.

Al-Kashef

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24 October 2022

Contributors

Hanna Keil
هانا كايل

is a German techno-political writer based in Berlin. As a board member of Berlin Collective Action and The Black Sex Worker Collective she’s been developing her activism work and is reporting through the lens of her identity as a white trans woman, DJ, tech freelancer and community organizer. Hanna’s marxist antifascist politics in action positions […]

Jessika Khazrik
جيسِّكا خزريك

is an artist, composer, technologist, writer and educatress. Khazrik works with a trans-millennial production of knowledge based on an environmental understanding of the techno-politics of voice, media, and code. While probing the unity of science and the multi-dimensionality of experience in an age that institutes separation, her practice revolves around the collective search and need […]

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Al-Kashef – Live Feed

The uneven access to electricity in Lebanon reproduces and exacerbates existing social, economic and political inequalities. When it comes to electricity feed and coverage, some areas receive more than others and multiple decisive factors in that reflect existing problems in society. For these reasons, we have designed a DIT Electric Detectors that we are calling ‘Al Kashef’. 

Al-Kashef is comprised of an open hardware and open-source software device made with micro-controllers and an architectural case that can be openly replicated. It is designed to detect the type of electricity households are receiving over geographies and time. Through 3 ports relaying to a live web feed transmitted as one of the layers on the map, Al-Kashef has the ability to distinguish state from regenerator electricity and the negative absence of both while publicly registering a log of the duration of each supply. When connected to the internet, it routinely sends the registered data to a live feed mapped as a layer on Cartography of Darkness.

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