Reclaim the web!
Inspired by the Peer-to-Peer Web events organised in Los Angeles, Berlin and NYC, an afternoon or presentations / workshops around Dat/Beaker and Scuttlebutt, organised for iMAL.
With Hunor Karamán, Raphaël Bastide and Zenna Fiscella.
Today, major parts of our (online) lives rely on platforms and tools developed by only a handful of internet companies. Numerous scandals and controversies in the recent years have raised awareness on the profound power imbalance inherent to this model. A "feudal internet" of authoritarian centralised applications.
This leads to a growing discontent. We feel powerless over the ethics, policies and design of platforms that appear inescapable.
It's time to reclaim our online lives and re-enchant the web! Not by a nostalgic return to yesterday's internet, but with exciting new proposals for a decentralised and distributed future.
During Reclaim the web!, you will discover the peer-to-peer web, an alternative to our current system, where anyone can share data, publish websites and apps from their own computer, without relying on any centralised server or service.
Watch the recording on Youtube