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/

New Role: Mozilla Sustainability Steward

I couldn’t be more excited. It’s a pleasure and an honor to share that I’ve been ask to take on a new leading role within Mozilla, building up a dedicated programme to advance environmental sustainability.

It won’t be a walk in the part, but it’s the sort of challenge I could’ve only hoped for. For now, we’ve created a wiki where we’ll be sharing projects, ideas, and findings — have a look and ping me should you wish to get involved!

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Projects/Sustainability

Blog: What came out of Reimagine Open?

Last year, the many concerning headlines about the state of the internet prompted us into action. “It seems like we’re at a crossroads where we should take a step back to critically revisit what we envision for the future of our digital lives — and how we can bring about the change that we want to see in a connected world,” Michelle Thorne and I wrote.

We launched an open consultation process called Reimagine Open to refine our vision for the future of the web and our understanding of openness. Could the internet’s historic open architecture help us address today’s challenges in a constructive manner?

Over 100 people from 25 countries joined in-person focus groups and nearly 20,000 people from more than 160 countries shared their thoughts in a broad-based online survey.

Read full post on Internet Citizen.

Panel: Landesvertretung Schleswig-Holstein

Am 19. September durfte ich gemeinsam mit Schleswig-Holsteins Digitalisierungsminister, Jan Philipp Albrecht, sowie John Weitzmann von Wikimedia und Dr. Thomas Koenen vom BDI unter Moderation von Eva Diederich (NDR) rund um die Themen Offene Daten, Open Source, Open Government und die Idee von Datensouveränität diskutieren.

Während Schleswig-Holstein mit Blick auf die Öffnung der eigenen Verwaltungsdaten und die Verabschiedung einer Open-Source-Strategie durchaus eine Vorreiterrolle einnimmt, bestehen bestimmte Hürden nach wie vor. Dazu zählen grundlegende technische Umsetzungen, die einen gestuften Zugriff auf Planungsprozesse erlauben (Schreiben, Kommentieren, Lesen), Breitbandausbau, die Sicherstellung der Qualität von Daten sowie innovativere Politikgestaltung, die anerkennt, dass bestehende Daten bestenfalls die Vergangenheit abbilden, nicht unsere gesellschaftliche Weiterentwicklung einleiten.

Ich freue mich auf eine Fortführung dieser und weiterer Diskussionen und sehe die Veröffentlichung der BMI-Studie zur Abhängigkeit der deutschen Verwaltung von proprietärer Software als weiteren Nährboden für konstruktive Weiterentwicklung.

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.

Opencampus.sh recap video on Vimeo and summary blog on Medium.

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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