Planned intervention: On Wednesday June 26th 05:30 UTC Zenodo will be unavailable for 10-20 minutes to perform a storage cluster upgrade.
Published May 22, 2019 | Version v1
Presentation Open

Squishy Amoeba-Like Objects

  • 1. Self

Description

On June 19th, 1970, a group of computer scientists who were inventing the internet referred to key pieces of its proposed design as "squishy amoeba-like objects". Amoebas are porous yet have well-defined boundaries. Thinking about these creatures gives us new ways to think about networks and communities and technology. This talk makes a case for the squishy amoeba-like object as an organizing principle for what is broadly being called "the decentralized web", a web outside of monolithic, monopolistic actors.

Files

csvconf-amoebas-2.pdf

Files (46.3 MB)

Name Size Download all
md5:b0f3cf0dd809698259fb164f3c223093
27.9 MB Download
md5:91695b755f7b6a143a7a6fbae4e4022b
18.4 MB Preview Download