Collapse is here, the internet is dead: what would you save?

March 15, 2021

Imagine the worst: big corporations win, dictators are everywhere, all news are fake, rain forests are gone, internet infrastructure is burnt. What would you save from the collapse?

Starting today at the MozFest 2021, I'm running a speculative research where participants are asked to bring their best internet memories (favorite links, videos, memes, i.e. their digital heritage) to create a collaborative fictional artwork, a legacy of the good old times when the web was open, accessible and fun. I'm willing to put together resources from different backgrounds to create a visual essay.

As a Brazilian, I'm especially interested in Southern perspectives and how internet culture manifests outside of the center. It's been really interesting so far to engage in such dialogues.

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