Towards platforms of commons
Thirty years of the World Wide Web
One of the great ironies in the stunningly motley past thirty years of the World Wide Web is
that, while neither the gloomiest, nor the rosiest visions of global interconnectivity have
come true, few have foreseen our networked quotidian existence.
The World Wide Web connects humans and objects and, with the same move, polarizes
people and societies in a range of previously unimaginable modalities. Openness and control
mesh and merge in kaleidoscopic ways. Human communication has reached a new age,
taking a turn comparable only to the beginning of the Gutenberg era.
The conference WWW.THIRTY – Utopia Reassessed invites scholars, activists, experts, and
policy researchers who have witnessed and analysed the past or future development of the
world wide web.
The event is organised in Budapest by two high-profile academic organisations: ELTE Eötvös
Loránd University, Hungary’s largest research university and Médiakutató, a leading
academic journal of media and communication studies. The official call is coming soon.
Check out the site. Mark the date in your calendar. Contact us. See you in Budapest!
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