Thursday, February 24th 2022 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Libraries understand the headache of storing materials. How do you create room for an ever-expanding collection? What if you don’t want to weed materials to make room? Enter decentralized storage—a network of P-2-P servers that store materials across a global network in exchange for cryptocurrency. What problems does this solve? What problems does this create? Where is the state of decentralized storage today?
See a resource guide for this session here.
About The Speakers
Jonathan Dotan is the Founder of the Starling Lab, the first major research lab devoted to decentralized web technologies. It is affiliated with Stanford and USC.
Dominick Marino is the Senior Solutions Architect and Ecosystem lead at STORJ.
About This Series
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.
What if we could build something better—what some are calling the decentralized web?
In this series of six workshops, we’ll explore the ways in which moving to decentralized technologies may enhance your privacy, empower you to control your own data, and resist censorship. Join us to hear from experts in the leading peer-to-peer technologies, from identity to data storage. We’ll see demonstrations of blockchains, cryptocurrency, NFTs, and decentralized storage projects in action. Learn how the decentralized web might yet create systems that empower individuals by eliminating central points of control.
This series is a partnership between Internet Archive, DWeb, Library Futures, and Metropolitan New York Library Council.