Who Owns the Internet?

Join us in a 2-part program hosted by Toronto Mesh: Who Owns the Internet and How to Reclaim the Internet. Participants will learn about the technical architecture and power dynamics of what we call the Internet. We will discuss issues around long-standing digital inequities and practices of data exploitation by Internet companies. From this, we will explore alternative practices and invite you to re-imagine and co-create community networks in our Toronto neighbourhoods.

This program requires no technical background from the audience.

In part 1 you will explore who owns the internet. Toronto Mesh will give us an overview as well as including our familiar digital experiences. The lecture will present how your data moves through software services and hardware infrastructures of the Internet. You will also learn the power structures that exist and explore issues such as data privacy and digital justice.

This lecture is presented by Toronto Mesh, an organization that helps communities create better networks with open source and peer-to-peer technologies that promote digital literacy and privacy.

Toronto Public Library is committed to accessibility. Please call or email us if you are Deaf or have a disability and would like to request accommodation to participate in this program. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks’ notice is preferred. Phone 416-393-7099 or email accessibleservices@tpl.ca.

This event will take place on Crowdcast, please view the Crowdcast Privacy Policy.

Please note: Should a technical issue arise that disrupts the delivery of this online program, the Library will do our best to notify participants through the event registration page.



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Jun 03 2021


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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