Imagining the Independent Internet

Thursday, January 31, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St. (2nd floor)

Many platforms designed to bring us together have torn us apart. Artists are among those forging new directions in real-world and virtual-world communities by harnessing powerful new technologies with the core values of autonomy, privacy, ownership, and independence. What is the future of the online community, and what promise or illusion does the blockchain offer artists seeking independence? Join Sundance Institute’s Tara Hein-Phillips; former head of YouTube’s top creator partnerships Benjamin Grubbs (CEO of Next 10 Ventures); Amelia Winger-Bearskin (artist/technologist); and writer Logan Hill (co-founder of Dancing Chicken Studios) to find out.


Tara Hein-Phillips
Benjamin Grubbs
Logan Hill
Amelia Winger-Bearskin
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