d.r.e.a.m {Lori Emerson}


“What if, as Internet pioneer John Day puts it, ‘the Internet is an unfinished demo’ and we have become blind not only to its flaws but also to how and why it works the way it works? What if the technical underpinnings of the Internet could have been and may still be utterly different?”

Lori Emerson will discuss her current project “Other Networks”, a two-part book project that moves through both technical and user-based accounts of networks preceding and outside of the Internet, asking both “how does it work?” and “for whom does it work?” The goal of her project is partly to unsettle US-centric narratives about the history of the Internet and partly to imagine alternatives to the current Internet by looking at early incarnations of networks.

Join us for a conversation preceded by a short talk.

d.r.e.a.m. {Data Rules Everything Around Me}
Privacy has been pronounced dead; allegedly “free” services cost us troves of personal data; our governments know more about us than we do ourselves. No one actually “Agrees” to these “Conditions”, yet short of abandoning all modern conveniences, resistance seems futile. But fear not! There are loads of projects and people working on ways to take back our digital agency. Data Rules Everything Around Me (d.r.e.a.m.) is a roughly-monthly series devoted to openly discussing these topics. Featured writers, artists, developers and other cultural producers are invited to share their research and perspectives on the data that fuels the systems that run our world.

d.r.e.a.m is developed + moderated by Nick Briz && Jon Satrom
in Chicago, IL.

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