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Thursday, August 2 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop: Internet as a City

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If the Internet were a city, what are roads, buildings, and parks? How do people, businesses and governing bodies produce insights into the qualitative characteristics of distribution beyond the tired triptych of centralized, decentralized, and distributed? This workshop examines decentralized forms of networking through the lens of cities, urbanism, and architecture. In groups, attendants will use provided “urban” elements to construct landscapes that tease out models of decentralization and governance for the “Internet as a city.” We will extend this to modes of governance in decision making, and notions of “public space” or the commons.

Speakers
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Agnes Cameron

Research Assistant, MIT media lab
Agnes Cameron is a graduate student in the Viral Communications group at the MIT media lab. Her work is focussed on distributed forms of co-operation, and self-organisation in network systems. Her background is originally in Electronic and Information Engineering.
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Sam Ghantous

Teaching Fellow, MIT Architecture
Sam is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Architecture at MIT where his work addresses issues of networked image culture. The medium of his recent work spans the likes of a twitter bot, a sticker set, an augmented reality app, and chocolates.
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Kalli Retzepi

MIT Media Lab
Kalli is a graduate student at the Viral Communications group at the MIT Media Lab. She has a background in engineering, neuroscience and design. She is interested in the making and politics of online interfaces, in the User’s behavior, agency and assumed roles.
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Gary Zhexi Zhang

Artist, MIT
Gary Zhexi Zhang is an artist and writer interested in socio-technical objects. His current research investigates the role of work within decentralised organisations such as swarms, mycelia and markets. He has published essays on many-headed slime moulds, Chinese internet culture... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
[G] Open Source Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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