:: we cannot have a conversation about something whilst it remains unseen ::
‘The stack’ – The chain of interconnected activities and technologies of current and historical significance that spread far beyond the individual.
I think there are many people beginning to have/shape a conversation around the stack: From Jo Guldi the author of Roads to Power: Britain Invents the Infrastructure State , Timo Arnall in his No to NoUI piece, Benjamin Bratton and his geopolitics of the cloud and theoretical languge of ‘the stack’, artist/Critical Engineer Julian Oliver (Eyeo2012 talk is very good) & course my good friend Vinay Gupta.
> who owns the means of not dying?
> who controls the stack?
> is infrastructure neutral?
On Sunday I gave a talk at ‘Immaterial Labour Isn’t Working: Digital Culture, Digital Work, Digital Insurrection’ hosted by Autoitaliasoutheast - the panel session was on New Luddism.
I used my time to introduce the concept of #stacktivism a term that i think allows us to form & give shape to the conversation around infrastructure & our relationship we have to it. I do not seek to define it, merely give shape to an idea.
The concept is early days & in its infancy: I hope my talk embedded below is a useful primer/introduction to this enquiry.
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