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How the Web Should Work

With Jon Nash
Date & Time:
17:00 - 18:00,
Wednesday 17 May, 2023
1 St Giles
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The web’s creators did not set out to build the foundations of our twenty-first century economies. They could never have predicted the volume, velocity, and variety of services that the web would one day handle. But, with five billion people now online, the principles on which the internet was built are coming under increasing pressure.

As governments look to regulate, we consequently wanted to take a step back and think about how the web should work. This project proposes a series of technical, regulatory, and institutional interventions that reimagine the foundations of a modern internet built on privacy, interoperability, and consent.


A photo of Jon Nash

Jon Nash

Fellow, Political Scientist and Software Designer, Demos

As co-founder of Mainstream he developed a live video streaming platform and founded Slight, an anonymous messaging service. At Demos, his research focuses on technology policy & democratic innovation