Maurits Fennis is an anarchist, hacker and reverse engineer. In 2020 he founded Unbinare, an e-waste reverse engineering laboratory which aims to reduce the increase of e-waste by finding ways to repurpose discarded electronic devices. For the past 10 years, Maurits has been a proponent of open science and FOSS software and hardware. Prior to founding Unbinare, Maurits has been an artist, composer, architectural designer, security consultant and hardware security researcher.
This talk will investigate how the concept of private property has fundamentally altered our behavior towards the environment. We will investigate how an alternative ontology of electronic waste is needed and argue why dumpster diving, hacking and reverse engineering abandoned electronics is more relevant than ever to tackle this problem.