Friday, October 3, 2014 12:00pm
Ware Lounge, GSAPP
Andrew Blum and Astra Taylor
Leah Meisterlin, Barnard College, and Kazys Varnelis, GSAPP
Who owns the Internet? Leading thinkers on network culture connect the digital and physical worlds, questioning how inequalities have played out between the two, and how they have been exacerbated with the rise of digital culture. Filmmaker and activist Astra Taylor discusses creative labor online, and writer Andrew Blum focuses on the physical structures of the Internet, while Leah Meisterlin and Kazys Varnelis underscore the implications of digital ownership for the design of buildings and cities today.
Andrew Blum’s Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet and Astra Taylor’s The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age will be available by Posman Books.