The Institute of Network Cultures is looking for people interested in submitting a short video (maximum 3 minutes) to be screened at the upcoming Unlike Us conference in Amsterdam (March 22-23). All videos are meant to be screened at the following session:
Are you Distributed? The Federated Web Show
The best way to criticize platform monopolies is to support alternative free and open source software that can be locally installed. In the Federated Web Show we are setting the terms of decentralization. A lot of alternative social networks are being developed with the aim to give users greater power, for example over their data. Just think of Lorea or Diaspora. Which choices have to be made for a decentralized design and what are the traps? Is it necessary to take the sharing individual as a starting point or the network? A different kind of social networking is possible, but there are many questions to attend to. Are you ready for constant decision-making? How deeply does your trust in the community you share your data with reach? In a lively talk show, guests on stage or participating on screen discuss the possible future of decentralization and concepts for alternatives. Open or closed, commercial or anarchistic, federated, distributed, decentralized: join the Federated Web Show.
Get creative with your video–animation, stop-motion, photography, design, your own voice, or whatever else you can come up with to challenge and entertain! Please keep in mind that the conference will be in English.
If you are interested, please send a video with description to: larissa[at]networkcultures[dot]org by March 1st
Even if we don’t screen your video in this session, it might be shown at another point in the conference. We look forward to watching them!