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Welcome to the Allied Media Conference 2015! 
Saturday, June 20 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Design for Decentralized Communications

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In the global economy, we have enjoyed more connectedness than ever before; but have paid a price in privacy and autonomy. Governments can suppress communication; phone systems are not able to survive natural disasters. We must learn to use what is at hand to be prepared for disruptions. In this session, we will brainstorm, design, and prototype new communication devices that could replace current systems: our phones, our televisions, our computers. We will consider waste as a viable materials source; and focus on community over profits.

Presenters
avatar for Amelia Marzec

Amelia Marzec

Artist, Artist
Amelia Marzec is an American artist focused on rebuilding local communications infrastructure to prepare for an uncertain future. Her work has been exhibited at ISEA, SIGGRAPH, MIT, the ONCE Foundation Contemporary Art Biennial in Madrid, and is part of the Rhizome ArtBase. She has... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
State Hall: Room 208