Instant Warnet comes from the Indonesian context, where 'warnet' is the colloquial term for the many internet kiosks and gaming centers which are frequented by the nation's youth. With Indonesian netizens being some of the most active social media users in the world, its influence on our society is immense. This project is part of an ongoing research into the silencing strategies used on these platforms, in Indonesia and elsewhere. Visit the Resource Room to learn more.
Natasha Berting is a Dutch-Indonesian media-maker currently living in the Netherlands. Instant Warnet was developed in part for the Experimental Publishing Master in Fine Arts and Design at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam.
This artwork is published under the terms of the Peer Production License (PPL). The Peer Production License is an example of CopyFair licensing, in which only other commoners, collectives and nonprofits can share and re-use the material in question. It does not permit use by commercial entities intent on making profit through the commons without explicit reciprocity. Instead, the PPL encourages communities to contribute to a common pool of knowledge, code and creativity.
The text of the PPL, as well as a discussion on copyfair can be found online at: http://wiki.p2pfoundation.net/Peer_Production_License.