SESSION TWO | 1:00PM – 2:00PM
DISTRIBUTED WEB OF CARE
Led by Taeyoon Choi
CREATIVE TIME CONFERENCE ROOM, 59 EAST 4TH STREET, LEVEL 6
Note: Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop, but it will not be required. The workshop will be accessible for blind and deaf community members. This session requires pre-registration and is capped according to venue size.
If we consider the Internet as an environment—a digital space where limits are imposed upon access just as in physical environments—that reflects the society we inhabit, we come to realize discriminatory principles are embedded in the digital space through racist, sexist, and ableist ideologies and exclusionary algorithms. As this disparity unfolds in digital space, there is a shared responsibility to intervene in these systems of exclusion and to build a more equitable web of care. Divest from Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! Learn about alternative social networks that are open source, free, and non-oppressive. This is a participatory workshop for beginners without prior experience of coding. Participants will learn about emergent strategies to resist the colonization of the Internet.
Taeyoon Choi is an artist, educator, and activist based in New York and Seoul. His art practice involves performance, electronics, drawing, and installations that often form the basis for storytelling in public spaces. His projects have been presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He co-founded the School for Poetic Computation, where he continues to organize sessions and teach classes.