The World Wide Web started with so much promise: to connect people across any distance, to allow anyone to become a publisher, and to democratize access to knowledge. However, today the Web seems to be failing us. It’s not private, secure, or unifying. The Internet has, in large part, ended up centralizing access and power in the hands of a few dominant platforms.
In this series of six workshops, METRO will be joined by our partners at Internet Archive, DWeb, and Library Futures to explore the ways in which moving to decentralized technologies may enhance your privacy, empower you to control your own data, and resist censorship.
A resource guide will be created for each, and this collection will bring them all together for quick and easy access.
Metropolitan New York Library Council, DWeb, Internet Archive, and Library Futures