Join us in honoring the life and work of Gene Youngblood, a true visionary whose work will continue to inspire generations to come. On Earth Day on April 22nd, we celebrate the media theorist by re-presenting his Closing Keynote from the Gray Area Festival in 2016.
The Build: The Challenge To Create On the Same Scale As We Can Destroy
Summon the breathtaking image of the multitude pouring into streets and plazas around the world in millions to demonstrate against tyranny. Now imagine instead they’re demanding a free and open internet. The likelihood of that is almost zero, we would agree. But why is that? What would have to happen to make that utopian spectacle reality? What insurgent algorithm would get us from here to there?