Distributed Web of Care

About

Distributed Web of Care (DWC) is an initiative of Taeyoon Workshop based in New York City. Taeyoon Choi is an artist and cofounder of School for Poetic Computation and a 2017 - 2018 fellow at Data and Society. DWC fellows, selected through an open call, develop the tools and events. Currently there is an open call for stewards who activate and expand them.

As Taeyoon Choi writes in “Artificial Advancement” for The New Inquiry, “Care, in contrast to cure, is a form of stewardship between people who support each other in communication, action, and social engagement. It is actualized by extending one’s mindfulness of another person’s dignity and feelings, while respecting their independence.” More projects on Soft Care.

The first DWC event took place in March as a part of Rhizome’s Ethics & Archiving the Web conference at the New Museum, NYC. The workshop offered resources for getting started with the Distributed Web, and invited computer scientists and domain experts to host an open conversation on counter-narratives to the mainstream internet. A transcript of this workshop is published on this site.

F.A.Q.

Q: What are some examples of Distributed Web?

A: Beakerbrowser: P2P browser with tools to create and host websites, Scuttlebutt: a decent(ralised) secure gossip platform, Rotonde: P2P Social Network, Dat: Distributed Data Community.

Q: Why are you making a Distributed Web?

A: Internet Health Report, Media Manipulation and because we are not a product.

Schedule

Support

Distributed Web of Care is an independent, self funded initiative. We sell merchandise to fundraise. We are actively searching for supporters. If you’d like to make donation, or hire Taeyoon Choi and the collaborators to lead a workshop, please contact studio@taeyoonchoi.com.


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Distributed Web of Care is an initiative to code to care and code carefully.

Distributed on Dat and GitHub.

2018