Panel: Kigali Global Summit

On July 4th, I had the great pleasure to join a stellar panel with Kevin Allison, Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola, Faith Keza, Nanjira Sambuli, and Samir Saran on “Trust in Tech: A New Paradigm for Democracy, Government, and Governance Online“. It was an engaging and insightful conversation — although most of the deep dives into societal change, human motivation, tech incentives, and global dynamics followed in the many, many encounters and thoughtful engagements off camera afterwards.

This was a packed, intense 3-day trip to Rwanda. I learned a lot — and not nearly enough. So I hope to be back sooner, rather than later.

Thanks to ORF for the invitation. You can find a recording of our panel on YouTube.

Keynote: Waterkant Festival Kiel

It’s been a pleasure to open Waterkant 2019 in Kiel. I was admittedly incredibly nervous, as I hadn’t really talked about my work this way before. This speech tried to give a run through of how I do strategic foresight, creating a mental map of what’s true now and the alternatives I’d like to see instead, and highlighting parts of my work and other Mozilla projects and how these feed into the futures we want.

On Day 0, I was delighted to join Jan Philipp Albrecht on a tour through the festival as well as a workshop on Digital Autonomy, in which we tried to identify ways and opportunities for people to take control of their digital lives.

Workshop: re:publica Berlin

I love such intimate, small workshops where you can really connect with everyone, understanding their motivations and ideas at a deeper level. This “Privacy Illustrated” session on May 8th, 2019 at re:publica Berlin was a delight with many wonderful insights from Lea Gimpel, Antonella Napolitano, Safa Ghnaim, Victoria Wenzelmann and more.

You can learn more about the privacy illustrated workshops, how to organise them, and how people across the world visualise privacy here: https://cups.cs.cmu.edu/privacyillustrated/

08.05.2019, Berlin: Workshop: Privacy Illustrated – Berlin Edition. Foto: Jan Michalko / re:publica from Germany [CC BY-SA 2.0]

Interview: rbb Berlin

Am 6. Mai durfte ich gemeinsam mit Sandro Gayken beim #rbbTalkLab auf der #rp19 über Cyberwar und Cyberpeace sprechen. Ein Interview, in dem ich mit Theresa Sickert unter anderem über die Möglichkeiten von NutzerInnen gesprochen haben, bessere Regeln und einen höheren Schutz für unser digitales Leben einzufordern.

SupeRRR Feminist Tech Fellowship

Great news indeed. The wonderful Julia Kloiber just launched our very first SupeRRR Feminist Tech Fellowship, powered by Mozilla. It’s a special honor for me to support this exciting opportunity as a mentor.

Learn more about our first cohort here: http://superrr.net/feministtech/

And if you have any ideas, art or tech projects, research, written pieces, or otherwise creative things to share — or you might even want to support the overall effort and help us recruit even more fellows in the future, please let us know!

Podcast Interview: TonspurN

Auf der Bits&Bäume Konferenz in Berlin im November 2018 hatte ich die Gelegenheit mit Roman Mesicek vom TonspurN Podcast über “Die erneuerbaren Energien der Digitalbewegung” zu sprechen. Das war ein wirklich unterhaltsames und angenehmes Interview, in dem wir über die Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede von Umwelt- und Digitalbewegung, die Komplexität des digitalen Ökosystems, die Herausforderungen und Ideen, mit denen sich Mozilla beschäftigt und vieles mehr gesprochen haben.

Meine persönliche Hörempfehlung ist nicht nur Folge 63, der Podcast hat noch viele weitere spannende Gesprächspartner rund um die Themen Nachhaltigkeit und Digitalisierung. Hört rein!

Workshop: Transmediale, Berlin

Thinking/Acting in Alliance: First Steps Towards a Digital Climate Agreement“, that was the title of an interesting unconference-style workshop at Transmediale, in which I was invited by iMAL to participate as a facilitator and moderator for the “freedom of speech” part of this debate.

It was an intense, but fun ride with plenty of ideas that will be further elaborated in workshops across different cities over the next few month.

And to avoid confusion: This wasn’t about using digital technologies as a tool to fight global warming, but about creating an alliance working to protect the digital environment with the same urgency as climate change.

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