Essay: The promise of AI and Sustainability

The European Green Deal sets out a range of critical actions to address the climate crisis: A climate neutral continent by 2050, clean circular economy, transformations and innovation for public infrastructure, the energy sector, building efficiency and more. It also stipulates investments in “environmentally-friendly technologies” and economic growth that is decoupled from resource use. Artificial... Continue Reading →

Mozfest Sustainability Space

In 2021, we curated the first ever dedicated sustainability space at Mozfest -- virtually, of course. It's been a great turnout with many interesting and engaging sessions, and so, so many people contributing and supporting one another to pull it all off: Thank you! It was a busy 10 days, so I didn't get to... Continue Reading →

European Parliament Public Hearing

On January 27, 2021, I had the pleasure and honor to join the European Parliament's AIDA Committee in a discussion on Artificial Intelligence and its role in delivering on the EU's Green Deal. The recording of the 3h hearing is available on the EP's multimedia platform. My input during the second panel focused on the... Continue Reading →

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,... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Panel: Bits&Bäume, Berlin

Am Sonntag, den 18. November durfte ich gemeinsam mit Luis Neves, Sweelin Heuss und Dr. Thomas Engelke, moderiert von Geraldine de Bastion über die roten Linien zwischen Daten- und Umweltschutz diskutieren. Eine philosophische Runde. Aber eine, die dazu anregt, Umwelt- und Digitalbewegung häufiger zusammen zu bringen. Die Aufzeichnung ist hier zu finden: Datenschutz und die... Continue Reading →

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