Keynote: Accept all cookies and continue: The many presents of the web

A series of vignettes to help us critically consider the web in which we exist, weave, resist, and leave.   The Web that Is That is, the present But is it a web? And what are its presents? Varied lived experiences That may not all be gifts Silky fibres attached invisibly Woven to weaponize our […]

We Have Never Been Social: Web 2.0 and What Went Wrong

Let’s return to 2003 and the web that appeared to be emerging then. LiveJournal and Blogger had been around for about four years, and GeoCities for another five, an anarchic set of tools and spaces that allowed users to build out online forms of self-representation and relationship. I’d been blogging for about a year, using […]