On Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 3pm – 4pm, Stamps MFA candidate Abhishek Narula will lead an interactive tour and exploration of the hidden parts of the Internet as part of the current exhibition Art in the Age of the Internet.
The Internet structures most aspects of our lives today. Beyond just allowing us to access infinite amounts of information at lightning speed, it has also altered the way we interact with each other and our environment. While Google, Amazon, Facebook, & Apple (GAFA) remain the predominant gatekeepers of how we access the Internet, a large portion of the web remains hidden to most of us. In this interactive tour Abhishek Narula, MFA student at the Stamps School of Art & Design, will lead us through exploration of the hidden parts of the Internet. In this discussion, in dialogue with a selection of artworks in the UMMA exhibition of Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, Narula will help uncover the conceptual inner workings of the Internet at large. Culminating in a curated tour of the Deep Web, we will explore parts of the web that one cannot access through GAFA. Visitors are encouraged to bring their smart phones.
In Conversation: Beyond GAFA: A Tour of the Deep Web | UMMA