Our Networks 2019 archive

Full archives of 2019 videos are available:

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Thank you to our A/V volunteers: Yurko, Henry Wilkinson, Elon Li, and Benedict Lau.

Our Networks 2019 videos

A technical introduction to IPFS

Hector Sanjuan

The Interplanetary FileSystem provides a networked, distributed filesystem to retrieve files and folders among multiple parties without a central server.... See session description

Building a modern Memex

Andrew Louis

Bret Victor posed an important question: over a long time horizon, what strategy for preserving information has been most successful?... See session description

Channel channel, a network for VPN access

Biyi Wen

Video presentation by Biyi Wen, accompanying the exhibited artwork: Channel channel, a network for VPN access. Channel Channel is a... See session description

Collective resistance to state controls on information

Cecylia Bocovich

As resistance to state control continues to grow, states are reacting by tightening the restrictions on the flow of information... See session description

Cryptoeconomics: Towards mass behavioral engineering or a network commons?

Jaya Klara Brekke / Dan Hassan

CoBox is a project to enable p2p cloud infrastructures with different trust-settings. The project emphasises privacy by design and easy... See session description

DHT, BFT, OMG: Know your building blocks for decentralized applications (2019 edition)

Kirill Pimenov

If the only thing you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail, right? Then why wonder how came... See session description

Distributed internet archiving plus low power long distance meshing with LoRaWAN

Distributed secure routing in permissionless flat networks

Distributing knowledge of digital workflows via workshops and support groups

Keynote panel: May First, technology and revolution

Alfredo Lopez

Technology has so fundamentally changed our society that any strategy for social change must be altered to address its power... See session description

Keynote: Dr. Jennifer Wemigwans, A Digital Bundle Protecting and Promoting Indigenous Knowledge Online

A Digital Bundle Protecting and Promoting Indigenous Knowledge Online looks at ways to advance Indigenous Knowledge on the Internet through... See session description

Networks as sculpture

Lai Yi Ohlsen

A sculpture is material form in real space, this is its most basic quality; a network is a form in... See session description

Regulationism and the need for a digital postmodernism

Corey Abell

The following talk will address the recent calls for regulation of digital content on social media platforms alongside the digital... See session description

Remaking the web: Competing visions of decentralization

Jack Jamieson

'Decentralization' has emerged as a rallying cry to build a web where control is delegated away from central authorities and... See session description

Social, artistic, and theoretical experiments with decentralized festivals

Andreas Dzialocha

This is a technical, artistic, theoretical reflection on how we use technology to run and experiment with decentralised festivals in... See session description

Solar powered website

Marie Otsuka / Lauren Traugott-Campbell

Low-tech Magazine questions the belief in technological progress, and highlights the potential of past knowledge and technologies for designing a... See session description

Spectacular grammar: Infrastructure as a Universal language

Renée Reizman

This paper proposes information technology (IT) infrastructure is formulating a universal language. It dips into historic efforts to create a... See session description

The impotent medium

Farhad Bahram

Video presentation by Farhad Bahram, accompanying the exhibited artwork: Made in Iran. Made in Iran is the outcome of several... See session description

Our Networks 2018 Archive

Full archives of 2018 videos are available:

A/V volunteers: Yurko, Henry Wilkinson, Elon Li, and Benedict Lau.

Our Networks 2018 Videos

Aether: Distributing social networks without distributed consensus

Burak Nehbit

The ongoing discussion about decentralisation has been dominated by the talk of blockchains lately. While they do work in certain... See session description

Althea a more distributed ISP

Justin Kilpatrick

Althea is a protocol that allows people to easily buy and sell bandwidth from each other. The session will cover... See session description

Building something together with local networks

Cecylia Bocovich / Lauren Lapidge

The Internet as it exists today is not an ideal tool for liberation or the exploration of something new. The... See session description

Fandom as an alternative network

Rea McNamara / Owen G. Parry / Maya Ben David

The interdisciplinary creative practices of fandom — whether it be fanfiction, fanart, or cosplay — challenge our previously held notions... See session description

Holding Data Together: Decentralized patterns for stewardship

Brendan O'Brien

Formed in the wake of grassroots archiving efforts undertaken in 2017, Data Together seeks to contribute to a civic layer...

Live streaming over IPFS


In this session, I will present how IPFS and HLS came together to allow us to build a distributed live...

Money and mesh networks

Jessica Marshall / Ashoka Finley

A talk exploring the question is it possible to build/manage communal mesh infrastructure in a decentralized fashion and pay contributors... See session description

Our _stable_ networks

Grant Gallo / Jenny Ryan

What does a 'stable' deployment of a community mesh network look like? During this session, we will look at successful... See session description

Peer-to-peer applications on a mesh network

Benedict Lau

In this session, I will present Mesh Orange, a Debian-based router that runs on various single-board computers (SBCs), which together...

Protocol tactics

Lars Gierth

The philosophers have only interpreted the internet, the point is to change it. IP, BGP, DNS, HTTP, and many more... See session description

The artists network, the data-body, and the social-body

Jennifer Seaman Cook

'Electronic art is electronic education is inter net and television for and about people. My television video electronic educational inter... See session description

The hybrid step toward migrating to P2P: Adding P2P backend to current centralized apps


Currently, most websites and apps depend on centralized servers despite the limitations of this structure. Migration towards P2P architectures may... See session description

Web archiving as DIY and DIWO

Emily Maemura

As the internet evolves and changes, what material of the internet's past will continue to be available? What is being...

Wireless Toronto

Gabe Sawhney

Wireless Toronto is a community wireless network run by volunteers, dedicated to the growth of no-cost wireless Internet access in... See session description