I've always been a big fan of the internet, although a critical one. Some of the following examples are just a few of the many examples of how to break, rewrite, misuse and create the internet. They show that coding is not a necessary skill anymore, but it's certainly helpful.
I was very suprised to hear that Rafaël Rozendaal lets developers do the programming, that he only does concepts. I was biased to believe, that a net artists must be able to program. His modus operandi reminds of the old painting masters.
Also I'm super proud of the Angolan Wikipedia Pirates to come up with such a simple, yet beautiful scheme.
How one programmer broke the internet by deleting a tiny piece of code
The story of how 28-year-old Azer Koçulu briefly broke the internet shows how writing software for the web has become dependent on a patchwork of code that itself relies on the benevolence of fellow programmers. When that system breaks down, as it did last week, the consequences can be vast and unpredictable.
Angola's Wikipedia Pirates Are Exposing the Problems With Digital Colonialism
Wikimedia and Facebook have given Angolans free access to their websites, but not to the rest of the internet. So, naturally, Angolans have started hiding pirated movies and music in Wikipedia articles and linking to them on closed Facebook groups, creating a totally free and clandestine file sharing network in a country where mobile internet data is extremely expensive.
A Japanese guy remade The Life of Pablo without hearing it
Frustrated with its unavailability, one Japanese producer decided to take matters into their own hands. TOYOMU, a producer from Kyoto, set about building his own version of the album without having heard it first.