July 13–18, 2018

State of Our Networks

Beyond DIY: Do It With Others

Toronto, Ontario

Kickoff Yami-ichi 13

Network field trips and Toronto's first internet yami-ichi

Conference 14, 15

Our main event, a weekend full of talks, demos, and workshops

Sprints 16–18

Last 3 days are in-person, collaborative project sprints

What kinds of creative and critical engagement with technology practices can enable meaningful change when we do it with others?

Our theme this year focuses on how we Do It With Others (DIWO) as opposed to just ourselves, building on the “distributed campaign for emancipatory, networked art practices,” instigated by UK-based Furtherfield (2006) as a response to the Do It Yourself (DIY) movement. We have seen a growing number of peer-to-peer, inclusive, and privacy-respecting projects mobilizing in favour of resilient, accessible, equitable communications over the internet in 2017. And yet many open questions remain. In the face of threats to the open internet, which tools and tactics will help us recognize the opportunities and challenges of this moment?

The deadline for conference proposals has now closed, check back late-May for our full conference schedule! In the meantime, are you interested in selling your stuff at our Internet Yami-ichi? Or hosting a project during our Sprints?


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