The Internet(s) of Everything 

The Internet(s)
of Everything

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A series of live conversations and podcasts about the socio-ecological dimensions of the digital technologies and infrastructures shaping the most relevant cultural trends of the 2020s.


May 11th 2021 
Session 1 x Somerset House Studios
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May 26th 2021
Session 2 x SPACE10

June 8th 2021
Session 3 x 

June 29th 2021
Session 4 x LOGIC Magazine

Session 1 x Somerset House Studios

︎ Live on Tuesday, May 11th
From 6:00PM – 7:30PM (CET)

A conversation on the meaning of Black Joy in the challenging socio-technological context of the 2020s, featuring DeForrest Brown Jr. and Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, moderated by Charlene Prempeh.

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Suggested price €10

Includes access to session recording in case you can't join live 


DeForrest Brown, Jr.
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DeForrest Brown, Jr. is an Ex-American theorist, journalist and curator. He produces digital audio and extended media, such as Speaker Music, and is a representative of the Make Techno Black Again campaign. His work explores the links between the Black experience in industrialised labor systems and Black innovation in electronic music. On Juneteenth of 2020, he released the album Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry on Planet Mu; Primary Information will publish his first book, Assembling a Black Counter Culture, in 2021.

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley
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Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is an artist working predominantly in digital media to communicate the experiences of being a Black Trans person. Their practice focuses on recording the lives of Black Trans people, intertwining lived experience with fiction to imaginatively retell Trans stories. Spurred on by a desire to record the "History of Trans people both living and past" their work can often be seen as a Trans archive where Black Trans people are stored for the future.

Charlene Prempeh
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Charlene Prempeh is the founder of A Vibe Called Tech. She developed the initiative and creative agency to explore the intersection of black creativity, culture and innovation. After studying PPE at Oxford University, she began a career in marketing and worked at some of the UK’s most prominent media platforms and art institutions including the BBC, The Guardian and Frieze.

More recently, she launched A Vibe Called Tech to encourage a culturally diverse lens in design, technology, arts and culture by spearheading partnerships, events, research and workshops across London and through her journalism and consultancy work. She currently consults for Royal Academy of Arts and Art Fund, is the Marketing lead for Society Centered Design at Projects by IF and is a member of the steering group for Chatham House and London Design Biennale Design Resonance In An Age Of Crisis.

Charlene is an FT How to Spend it columnist and contributing editor who writes about Black innovators, design, travel and culture.


Somerset House Studios
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Somerset House Studios is an experimental workspace in the centre of London connecting artists, makers and thinkers with audiences.

Located inside the repurposed former Inland Revenue building, the Studios offer space and support to artists pushing bold ideas, engaging with urgent issues and pioneering new technologies. It is also a platform for the development of new creative projects and collaborations. Up to 100 artists are resident at any one time and are supported to develop their practice for a defined period.

Programme Partners

Each session is curated and produced in collaboration with the teams of the following network of niche community-driven tools, research labs, workspaces and indie publishers, expanding across fields as media, design, urban innovation, creative technologies, visual arts or music, reflecting the plurality of perspectives that defines what IAM stands for, and inspiring the collective learning network we are building from The Billion Seconds Institute:


The Internet(s) of Everything Sessions are a twice-weekly  programme of live conversations and podcast series about the socio-ecological dimensions of the digital technologies and infrastructures shaping the most relevant cultural trends of the 2020s.

The Everything refers to the Everything Manifesto, a collection of proposals and thought-experiments contained in 10 hypothetical questions and 5 values, published by IAM is 2019, as a meta-brief to change how the digital economy is impacting Planet Earth. 

The Internet(s) of Everything Sessions are part of the Knowledge Exchange Programme of The Billion Seconds Institute, and is possible thanks to the support of our Founding Members and Patrons.

The Billion Seconds Institute is a lifelong learning initiative, started by the creative research lab IAM, to organise a network of specialists, advisors and communities of practice to reimagine the ways we understand and shape the mental, social and environmental impacts of the digital economy.

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