Federated networks

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A resource on Fediverse, federated networks, mesh networks, distributed web, alternative internet, decentralisation.

Software projects

  • Beaker, an experimental browser with a p2p protocol, *2016.
  • Conversations, an open source XMPP/Jabber client for Android, *2014.
  • Dat, a peer-to-peer protocol, a project for distributed data synchronization, *2013.
  • Diaspora, a self-hosted social networking service, *2010.
  • Hubzilla, a communication platform. Review.
  • IPFS
  • Mastodon, a self-hosted social networking service, *2016.
  • Scuttlebutt, a decentralised secure gossip platform.
  • YaCy, a distributed search engine, *2016.

Resources, art projects


  • Our Networks, conference, Claude T. Bissell building, Toronto, 14 Jan 2017. First edition.
  • Radical Networks conference, Chem Creative, Brooklyn, NY, 19-22 Oct 2017. Organised by Sarah Grant and Erica Kermani. Third edition.


See also

Internet activism

communities of practice

Art servers, Circuit bending, Copyright activism, Cypherpunk, Data activism, Demoscene, Digital libraries, DIY biology, Federated networks, File sharing, FLOSS, Game art, Hacker culture, Hackerspaces, Hacktivism, Internet activism, Internet of things, Libre graphics, Live coding, Maker culture, Media archives, Media labs, Net art, Neural aesthetics, Open hardware, Software art, VJing, VVVV.
See also Artists' cultures.