Know Your Filesystem (and how it affects you)
Dave Young writes about the context of Localhost: RWX, a symposium and worksession at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop from 29-31 October 2015. He explores how the filesystem mediates our everyday use of computer interfaces, shaping our interactions with our data and digital tools. http://www.furtherfield.org/features/know-your-filesystem-and-how-it-affects-you
Dave Young (IE) is an artist and researcher based in Edinburgh. His practice follows critical research into digital culture, manifested through workshops, website development, and talks on subjects varying from cybernetics and the Cold War history of network technologies, to issues around copyright and open source/free culture.
He is founder of Localhost, a forum for discussing, dismantling and disrupting network technologies, with past events focusing on Google's entry into media art curation, and the role of analog radio as a potential commons in the digital age. He has presented workshops and given talks at institutions and festivals internationally, including at Edinburgh College of Art, V2 Rotterdam, Furtherfield, LiWoLi, and Transmediale. Localhost: http://l-o-c-a-l-h-o-s-t.com