For a better climate online: MozFest Sustainability Space

Hope, optimism, positivity, courage, collaboration. If you’re concerned about the climate crisis and the lack of dedicated action across the world, then chances are these are not the first terms that currently come to mind. It’s time to change that.

The next iteration of the Mozilla Festival, virtual for the first time, promises to provide a platform for just that. Curating a dedicated Sustainability Space, we aim to bring communities together to spark hope in tackling the climate crisis jointly.

The Call for Proposals opens today, and I can’t wait to hear your ideas!

Whether you’re thinking about green tech, sustainable making, or carbon budgets; whether you want to pitch ideas on the right to repair, smart cities, or tiny AI; or whether you want to explore sustainable futures through art, music, or writing — we want to include it all.

We invite everyone, activists, educators, farmers, makers, engineers, artists, policy-makers, designers and all who care about the environment and our online world to share their knowledge and experiences.

A virtual MozFest has an additional advantage: No jetlag, no need to physically cross borders; more space to uplift the voices that everyone should hear.


One element that I’d love to see coming out of MozFest:

A compilation of the most pressing and insightful stories from all parts of the world. As Pacific islands and East Asia wrap up their conversations for the day, what were the highlights of these sessions, what should everyone be aware of? Moving along sessions from Asia and the Middle East, to Europe and Africa, across the Atlantic and further to North and South America – what did we learn from people in each of these regions, which ideas, solutions, and opportunities can we spin further?

If you’re interested in making that happen, help spread the word and pitch your ideas, the CfP is open until November 23. And if you’re on the fence, there are some helpful resources for (potential) facilitators, too.

Let’s organise, share experiences, and put these pieces together for a sustainable future. 

Blog: Virtual Tours of the Museum of the Fossilized Internet

In March 2020, Michelle Thorne and I announced office tours of the Museum of the Fossilized Internet as part of our new Sustainability programme. Then the pandemic hit, and we teamed up with the Mozilla Mixed Reality team to make it more accessible while also demonstrating the capabilities of social VR with Hubs.

We now welcome visitors to explore the museum at home through their browsers.

Read more on the Mozilla Blog and check our Demo Tour on YouTube.

Blog: Road to Sustainability: Introducing the Museum of the Fossilized Internet

Welcome to the Museum of the Fossilized Internet.

This museum was founded in 2050 to commemorate two decades of a fossil-free internet and to invite museum visitors to experience what the coal and oil-powered internet of 2020 was like.

Gasp at the horrors of surveillance capitalism. Nod knowingly at the plague of spam. Be baffled at the size of AI training data and lament the binge culture of video streaming.

Read the full post, including an announcement to tour the museum around Mozilla’s global offices here: https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/blog/road-sustainability-introducing-museum-fossilized-internet/

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!

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