Publisher: Pioneer Works Press, ISBN: 9781945711169, Edited by: Willa Köerner & Tommy Martinez, Format: Softcover, 120 x 208 mm, 128pp
What will the internet of the future make possible? Untethering the Web explores the technologies, strategies, and anxieties that were coalescing in 2022 to shape a new digital paradigm. As naturalised citizens of today’s always-online world and as survivors of a multi-year pandemic, the need to reform our digital tools and approaches is more pressing than ever before. Evolved models for virtual convening, collective organising, and digital ownership are making this possible, and a reckoning for the platformed web and its monolithic tech giants is beginning to feel imminent—but how will it all unfold, and what new pitfalls will emerge? In conjunction with Pioneer Works’ seventh Software for Artists Day in October 2022, creators, technologists, and members of our community share their visions for a flourishing digital multiverse, plus how they imagine it manifesting over time. Untethering the Web is thus a compendium of creative texts examining our complex and slippery relationships with new technologies.