Taken Square: On the Hybrid Infrastructures of the #15M Movement


  • José Luis de Vicente


The text of this article is based on a lecture imparted during the Ars Electronica Festival 2011 as part of the Sensing Place, Placing Sense Symposium in September 2011. Several weeks after this talk, the emergence of the Ocuppy Wall Street movement and it’s global spread replicated many of the features and strategies of the Spanish 15M movement six months earlier. Instead of reevaluating the Spanish protests in light of the Ocuppy Movement, we have chosen to keep the focus on the original events that took place in May 2011.