Curious about Mastodon? Personally, I'm a big fan of its potential -- just as I'm weary of its bias towards those with privilege. In my latest piece, I explore 3 conditions to ensure the fediverse can provide a common, public good alternative. * diversity and inclusion * training for content moderators * sufficient funding Read... Continue Reading →
We pledge action. ≠ We act. Most certainly so, when it comes to the climate crisis.In my latest commentary with Observer Research Foundation, I argue that the necessary transformation of our societies is underminded by pervasive climate misinformation. Beyond outright climate change denial, diffuse, distract, and delay tactics are far more widespread than one may... Continue Reading →
Official as of October 1: I’ll be co-leading a new team working on disinformation in digital spaces. Under the title “Upgrade Democracy”, we will analyse and highlight the dynamics of disinformation. If this seems detached from my usual focus on sustainability, climate action, and innovation — I can assure you, it is not. Not only... Continue Reading →
I've been feeling the need to go deeper and spend more time thinking, researching, and supporting people on their impact journeys for a while now. This is why I am particularly happy to share that I joined the Bertelsmann Foundation as a Senior Expert on Future Tech and Sustainability at the beginning of July. I'll... Continue Reading →
"Manipulation of Public Opinion in Social Media: Actors, Trends, Counter-strategies" -- this wasn't exactly an easy to digest or necessarily uplifting topic, but it has been a great pleasure quizzing Lisa-Maria Neudert, John Jal Dak, and Amber Macintyre about their research and insights into the various complexities of (social) media capture during the Forum Media... Continue Reading →
On November 12, I was joined by Ephraim Kenyanito, Shashank Mohan, and Solana Larsen at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris to talk about whether it has become a luxury to disconnect during the 2018 Internet Governance Forum. It was a fantastic, insightful panel, one with plenty of personal stories sharing our individual passions to protect... Continue Reading →
Am 18. September war ich eingeladen auf dem 12. Bundeskongress für nationale Stadtentwicklungspolitik zum Thema "Datenschutz und Smart Cities" zu sprechen. Die Möglichkeit, mich in diesen Aspekt von Digitalisierung -- insbesondere aus dem Blickwinkel von "Luxury To Disconnect" -- einzuarbeiten, war höchst interessant, weshalb ich den Beitrag auch veröffentliche. Die Verschriftlichung meines Vortrages ist hier... Continue Reading →
Panel with Samir Saran, Ephraim Kenyanito, Sean Kanuck, and Fuoad Mouhyi on "How Personal is your data: surveillance capitalism and democracy in the 21st century?" Read more.
Panel on privacy and data protection in the age of biometrics with Lucy Purdon (Privacy International), Professor Kyung-Sin Park (Open Net Korea), 'Gbenga Sesan (Paradigm Iniative Nigeria), Katitza Rodriguez (Electronic Frontier Foundation), moderated by Priyanka Chaudhuri (Software Freedom Law Centre) during the Internet Freedom Festival 2018, read more.