Radical Networks is a conference that celebrates a free and open internet, with hands-on workshops, speakers, and a gallery exhibiting artworks centered around radio and networking technology.
The deadline for submitting your proposal is July 1, 2019.
What: We invite anyone interested in presenting a workshop, lunchtime meetup, talk, panel, performance or film screening, tour / field trips or artwork to be exhibited. See our list of possible topics below!
When: October 18-20, 2019
Where: Prime Produce, NYC, NY (https://www.primeproduce.coop/)
Who: We invite artists, activists, lawyers, engineers, writers, policy makers, educators, scientists, journalists, community organizers, cyberfeminists, self-taught technologists, and others. We prioritize applications from people of color and Indigenous folx, womxn, non-binary folx, gender expansive and GNC, LGBTQ folx, immigrants, the undocumented, working-class, disabled folx, and first-time presenters!
Application Deadline: July 1, 2019
To submit your proposal, follow the instructions here.
Please note: Radical Networks encourages proposals to be experimental and risk-taking. In order to give a space to new ideas and unheard voices and provide a conference with diverse content and backgrounds, we do not necessarily focus on polished language or prose. Be brave and dream! ;)
Over the last two decades, the internet has become the glue that connects the personal, professional and social aspects of our lives. However, governments, militaries, commercial interests, and policing have shifted the internet and World Wide Web from being a free, decentralized global space to one of commodification and surveillance of personal data and activities, perpetuation of everyday and systematic modes of oppression, bias, and divided access and control.
Radical Networks invites the community to envision, learn, engage, and share work around the current state and health of the internet and the future of digital networks and the open web. It is a forum for people who are curious about what drives these technologies that we are all dependent on and what is the creative potential, vulnerabilities, and opportunities to create with these technologies and take ownership back.
We will use information only for the process of selection participants for the conference and for our evaluation requirements. All proposals submitted to our gitlab will remain part of a public archive. If you wish to not have your propsal archived, let us know. Alternatively you can email us your proposal at proposals (at) radicalnetworks (dot) org. Emailed applications will not be made part of the pubic archive. Our public key can be found here.
We have a very limited number of places open for applications. Given the breadth of topics we wish to feature at Radical Networks, we will choose applicants based on the overall diversity and breadth of topics brought to the Radical Networks program. Participants will be selected by jury.