In the course of participating in and studying the decentralized social web, Darius has noticed a pattern: purveyors of decentralized services want people to place trust in math instead of in people. But robust communities are built on human trust. He'll talk about his experiences building real social network services based on more traditional notions of trust and discuss some potential futures for how people interact online.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5th • 3:30PM • CINEMA
In her recent book How to Do Nothing, the artist Jenny Odell writes about what Hannah Arendt calls ‘spaces of appearance’, which were, for Arendt, defined by collections of people who speak meaningfully together. For Odell, it is a space where she is 'addressed, understood and challenged'; spaces of appearance are places where ‘we gather, we say what we mean, and then we act’. In this panel discussion, we’ll talk about how these kinds of spaces are being created both online and in the real world, and how they might be utilized at a time where there is a critical need for consensus and community action. Moderated by Jeremy Thorp.