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Discussion: Decentralization (November 2019)

Data Together is a community of people building a better future for data. We engage in a monthly Reading Group on themes relevant to information and ethics. Participants’ backgrounds range decentralized web protocols, data archiving, ethical frameworks, and citizen science. This reading group is something your own collective can do too! We encourage you to draw on our notes document template for this month's topic. The template lists readings, calls out themes, and suggests discussion questions.

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Presentation: Understanding How the Decentralized Web Works

This presentation explores what happens when files are shared over peer-to-peer networks. Using Dat and IPFS, two of the leading peer-to-peer protocols, the slides give a beginner-friendly overview of how users connect to the network, add data, and access data - as well as what's happening behind the scenes.

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Discussion: Stewardship (August 2019)

Data Together is a community of people building a better future for data. We engage in a monthly Reading Group on themes relevant to information and ethics. Participants’ backgrounds range decentralized web protocols, data archiving, ethical frameworks, and citizen science. This reading group is something your own collective can do too! We encourage you to draw on our notes document template for this month's topic. The template lists readings, calls out themes, and suggests discussion questions.

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Discussion: Alternatives to Capitalist Structures (June 2019)

Data Together is a community of people building a better future for data. We engage in a monthly Reading Group on themes relevant to information and ethics. Our conversations takes place in a group of about a dozen people whose backgrounds include building decentralized web protocols and tools, archiving environmental data, academic research of ethical frameworks, community creation for citizen science, and more, with a lot of overlap. This reading group is something your own collective can do too!

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Discussion: Civics (May 2019)

Data Together is a community of people building a better future for data. We engage in a monthly Reading Group on themes relevant to information and ethics. Our conversations takes place in a group of about a dozen people whose backgrounds include building decentralized web protocols and tools, archiving environmental data, academic research of ethical frameworks, community creation for citizen science, and more, with a lot of overlap. This reading group is something your own collective can do too!

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Discussion: The Knowledge Commons (April 2019)

Data Together is a community of people building a better future for data. We engage in a monthly Reading Group on themes relevant to information and ethics. Our conversations takes place in a group of about a dozen people whose backgrounds include building decentralized web protocols and tools, archiving environmental data, academic research of ethical frameworks, community creation for citizen science, and more, with a lot of overlap. This reading group is something your own collective can do too!

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