12-4 PM EDT
In a world where the use of technology prioritizes immediacy via automation, the slowness of coding a web page by hand presents itself as a radical act.
This past year, in the wake of political and social upheaval, link “trees” in social media bios became necessary in the organization and dissemination of liberatory tools and communal resources.
As both users and programmers of the Internet, we have not only the power, but the responsibility to create and maintain digital worlds that are actually democratic, for ‘glitched’ avatars that we have autonomy over.
In this workshop, we will use basic HTML and CSS to design our own custom link trees, hosted on Glitch, a free in-browser text editor. Motivated by the desire to divest from large tech corporations that currently power our online interactions, we aim to cultivate personal webpages as a radical act of community care.
Basic programming knowledge is helpful, but not totally necessary for participation in this workshop :-)
Suggested reading: https://interfacecritique.net/book/olia-lialina-from-my-to-me/
Tee Topor is a 3D motion designer, filmmaker
and aspiring programmer. they are currently based in Ridgewood, New York.
Withfriends believes in building financial resilience for small businesses.