July 13–18, 2018

State of Our Networks

Beyond DIY: Do It With Others

Toronto, Ontario

Internet Yami-ichi 13

Kickoff with network field trip and Toronto’s first Yami-ichi

Conference 14, 15

A weekend full of talks, demos, and workshops

Sprints 16–18

Last 3 days are in-person collaborative project sprints

This year we ask: What kinds of creative and critical engagement with technology practices can enable meaningful change when we do it with others?

Our theme focuses on how we can Do It With Others (DIWO) as opposed to just ourselves as we build new network infrastructures and draws on the distributed campaign for emancipatory, networked art practices, instigated by UK-based Furtherfield (2006) as a response to the Do It Yourself (DIY) movement. We have seen a growing number of peer-to-peer, inclusive, and privacy-respecting projects mobilizing in favour of resilient, accessible, equitable communications over the internet in 2017. And yet many open questions remain. In the face of threats to the open internet, which tools and tactics will help us recognize the opportunities and challenges of this moment?