Rethink: Web

Over two weekends in May 2018, a group of artists, technologists, and accessibility advocates convened at SFMOMA for Rethink: Web, a workshop exploring the ways the modern web could foster exploration, experiment, and connectivity.

Research @ SFMOMA | 2018

In 2018 I created and organized Rethink: Web, an interdisciplinary workshop meant to interrogate the accepted standards of the modern web. The workshop took place over the course of two weekends and generated a number of speculative alternatives proposing how the web might be experienced from a more human centered perspective.

In the months after workshop we synthesized these materials into a series essays and prototypes that were published on Open Space, SFMOMA’s interdisciplinary commissioning platform.

In my introduction to the series I articulate the impetus behind the project:

“The web became efficient rather than engaging, uniform rather than evocative; a series of frameworks and walled gardens meant to reduce the user’s expressive agency. The metaphors of site and page prevailed…Might we provoke reflection regarding the largely ignored capabilities of expression the web provides?”