Organizers：Hannah Shen, Homin Luo, Yisi Liu
Panelists：Jung Hsu & Natalia Rivera、Garry Brents、 Livid、Mai Ishikawa Sutton、Brewster Kahle
HOST：The Institute of Network Society, School of Intermedia Art, China Academy of Art
The development of technology is intertwined with cultural transmission and community building, especially when it comes to technologies directly related to people (Peer). One such outstanding example is Bittorrent. Established in 2001, Bittorrent has attracted thousands of developers and community members worldwide to develop and maintain tools and applications based on the Bittorrent protocol, which facilitates data sharing and collaboration in a P2P manner, and has enjoyed tremendous success in business.
There are many similar examples. Whether it’s the developer-based Free Software Movement, the journalist-based Indymedia, or the Cryptocurrency movement, which was born out of Bitcoin’s supremacy of privacy and security, there is one thing in common: we don’t rely on a specific tool or application, but rather on the cultural and community basis behind a protocol or idea to achieve goals.
Those engaged in the aforementioned movements believe that the power of one single person is too weak to get things done. Only by making our cries heard can we truly awaken more people, because what we have faith in, is the power of people.
Over the last 20 years, San Francisco has seen the most intense development of technological innovation in the world, and we are pleased to welcome six different speakers from different countries or regions, with different backgrounds and occupations. But they all share the same vision – using people’s technology to help themselves.
Just forget about the bickering between Web2 and Web3! What we truly care about is whether privacy provisions can protect privacy, and whether users can reclaim their personal data. It’s not about overthrowing anyone or building some new skyscraper, because we know exactly, we are never the ones living in the skyscraper.
Now let’s stay tuned for the voice from San Francisco, where hippies and personal computers were born.
Jung Hsu & Natalia Rivera
Jung Hsu, researcher and new media artist based in Berlin. She attempts to combine interdisciplinary knowledge with artistic research to create heterogeneous encounters. In her process, she responds to the current social situation with multiple perspectives and uses metaphorical objects to create a speculative scenario. Her recent work has focused on micro-biopolitics and crypto-guilt.
Natalia Rivera, artist of emergent-media currently exploring the possibilities of digital technologies as inter living-entities mutual aid media. In the context of indeterminate/queer knowledge creation, their processes are indisciplinary, open, collective, collaborative and communitarian, through the Mutante laboratory (Bogotá) and the global Suratómica Network for creation – art and science.
Their collaboration ‘Bi0film.net’ won the Golden Nica Award in the ‘Interactive Art’ category at the 2022 Linz Festival of Electronic Arts.
Topic：Bi0film.net：Resist like Bacteria
Garry Brents was born in California in 1987 and now lives in Texas, USA. He is the mastermind of numerous black metal projects (Cara Nair/Gonemage/Homeskin, etc.) and is an active member of the current anti-NSBM (“anti-National Socialist black metal”) wave of the black metal community. In his solo project Gonemage and the duo Cara Neir, Garry Brants fuses chip music with black metal in a frenzied way and uses old gaming equipment in his recordings to create chaotic yet dreamy soundscapes.
On Chiptune and Blackmetal：Retro Sound, Convergence, Retro-Fi, Alternate Timeline of Music
Xin Liu (Livid) is a designer and programmer, and the creator of V2EX.com, a community of creative workers. V2EX is an online community of start-ups, designers, developers and creative people, and the goal of this community is to create a great place to discuss technical details – why and how people build other things.
How to have a Cyberspace all to yourself?（如何拥有一个完全属于自己的 Cyberspace？）
The Internet is the fastest way to spread ideas. So how do we get a Cyberspace on the Internet that we can control completely? Let’s explore all the possibilities, from the first FTP personal sites, to various cloud services, to P2P based distributed sites.
Recent Podcast： https://www.xiaoyuzhoufm.com/episode/626ba660bf39836fd02b78e9
Mai Ishikawa Sutton
Mai Ishikawa Sutton is an organizer, facilitator, editor, and writer who is the co-founder and editor of COMPOST, an online magazine about the digital commons, and a Digital Commons Fellow at Commons Network.
Her work sits at the intersection of technology and solidarity economy; since spring 2019, she has been involved with the Internet Archive’s work on organizing conversations, resources, and events around the Decentralized Web (DWeb), and she is one of the original stewards of the DWeb principles.
Head and the Heart: Embedding Trust, Care, and Play into the Peer-to-Peer Web
This talk will discuss the Decentralized Web Principles (https://getdweb.net/principles) within the context of movements that aim to better the world through the use of digital network technologies. What must we pay attention to in order to build lasting organizations that center justice and equity? How is a culture of mutual trust and respect a necessary precursor to this work? What lessons can we learn from the successes or failures of other movements (such as free software, access to knowledge, and platform co-ops) in order to create organizations that are meaningfully accountable, resilient, and distributed? Mai Ishikawa Sutton will speak from their 10+ years of experience as an organizer and writer working on technology and culture that is free, open, and equitable.
Recent Interview： https://logicmag.io/distribution/from-the-bottom-to-the-top-mai-ishikawa-sutton-on-the-decentralized-web/
Brewster Lurton Kahle born October 21, 1960, is an American digital librarian, a computer engineer, Internet entrepreneur, and advocate of universal access to all knowledge. Kahle founded the Internet Archive and Alexa Internet. In 2012, he was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.
2022/11/19/ Sat. 16:00-17:30
|16:00 – 16:05||Opening||Huang Sun-quan|
|16:05 – 16:15||Introduction and Archive tour||Yisi Liu|
|16:15 – 16:45||Keynote||Jung Hsu & Natalia Rivera：Bi0film.net：Resist like Bacteria|
|16:50 – 17:20||Keynote||Garry Brents：On Chiptune and Blackmetal：Retro Sound, Convergence, Retro-Fi, Alternate Timeline of Music|
|17:25 – 17:55||Keynote||Livid：How to have a Cyberspace all to yourself?|
|18:00 – 18:30||Keynote||Mai Ishikawa Sutton：Head and the Heart: Embedding Trust, Care, and Play into the Peer-to-Peer Web|
|18:35 – 19:05||Keynote||Brewster Kahle|
|11:05 – 11:30||Roundtable Discussion|||
Hannah Shen leads global growth at Mask Network and Next.ID. Prior to that, she grew two top-venture-backed startups from zero to one as as an early member. She was selected as the G20 Youth Delegate of China in 2022. Hannah graduated from Harvard with a degree in Government and is at MIT Sloan for her MBA degree focusing on entrepreneurship and analytics.
Homin Luo is the Head of Product and Developer Advocate of Next.ID/Mask Network and the Cofounder of PulzAid. A UC Berkeley Computer science graduate, he previously focused on Natural language processing and computer vision. He is now focusing on the Decentralized Web and self hosted p2p network topic and the Web3 security, infrastructure and education.
Yisi Liu is CTO of Dimension.im, the initiator of Dweb Shanghai, and a researcher at the Institute of Network Society, SIMA, CAA. He studied in the Department of Computer Science at UIUC as an undergraduate and graduate student, and his main research interests are in machine learning and natural language processing. He is concerned with the interplay between the web and human life, and is now working on applied cryptography as a basis to help internet users regain ownership of their personal data.