Prototyping a Decentralized Web with Browser Extensions
Creating browser extensions provides an easy and accessible way for people to express their vision for the internet they want. This is important because, for the Decentralized Web to be a truly democratized and viable alternative to today’s web, there needs to be equal access and participation in its conception, creation and usage. One way to foster this equality is to remove barriers for less technical folk and to provide a way for their ideas to be heard. This workshop will explore building browser extensions as an exercise in speculating on a better web.
Omayeli is a Nigerian born artist and technologist living in New York. She use writing, data visualization, code and satire to put our current realities in a view that exposes issues and fosters disillusionment. She's also interested in making technology and data more accessible and understandable. She gives talks and teaches workshops on creative and activist uses of technology. She's an alum of the School of Poetic Computation and has previously worked as a Software Engineer at LinkedIn. She's currently exploring bias in language at the Recurse Center.