Principles of Stacktivism

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In this essay a new form of Internet activism is proposed: stacktivism. Building on
hacktivist practices, this form of code and standard development as political struggle is envisioned to connect different layers of the techno-protological stack (also known as the Internet)
in order build bridges between different, still isolated institutional levels and disciplinary practices such as grassroots wifi-access initiatives, interface design, geeks, computer scientists
and governance experts. How do we envision a public stack that goes beyond the structures
such ICANN, IETF and IGF that can take up the task to rebuild the Internet as a decentralized,
federated, public infrastructure?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)716
Number of pages724
JournalTriple C: Communication, Capitalism & Critique
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2020

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