October 20, 2021 - 5:00pm PDT to October 26, 2021 - 8:00pm PDT

Gray Area - a local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance, (not EFF) will host this event:

Gray Area Festival: Worlding Protocol

From the Organizers:

Join us for our annual survey of culture through the lens of creative practice with artist presentations, conversations, workshops, and an exhibition — now freely accessible online around the world.

How do we negotiate the balance between our individual freedom and communal dependencies; and what practical reality can we build together?

As we take stock from within a still uncontained global pandemic, it is clear that the entangled web of ecological, economic, and social crises we face demands planetary scale cooperation. Even with the promise of new technologies enabling real-time simulation, distributed financial systems, and geoengineering, exclusionary and extractive power structures persist — rendering purely technical solutions ineffective. Anything is possible, yet nothing seems to change.

For our 7th edition, Gray Area Festival presents Worlding Protocol — a survey of interdisciplinary creators drawing upon indigenous knowledge, transhumanist philosophies, regenerative ecologies, and autonomous organizations to imagine new relational ontologies beyond utopian and fatalist worldviews.



October 20-26



This event is organized not by EFF, but by Gray Area, a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.