Today, I got to publish part 1 of this series, focusing on estimating the internet's carbon footpringt at large. I look at social media, online advertising, video streaming, connected devices, and artificial intelligence to get a sense of the scale of emissions that can be attributed to the internet. My calculations get me to around... Continue Reading →
In January 2020, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet, engage, and learn with an incredible cohort of young leaders and thinkers during the Asian Forum on Global Governance (AFGG) fellowship, taking place in the margins of the Raisina Dialogue, New Delhi, India. And because our discussions were indeed engaging and thought-provoking, I couldn't be... Continue Reading →
Following my keynote at the OOP Conference 2021, InfoQ's Ben Linders interviewed me about my perspectives on a sustainable internet, asking about its environmental impact as well as things that everyone can do to help mitigate it. A write-up is available online.
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... Continue Reading →
During the 14th IGF in Berlin, I was invited to join a panel on "Unpacking Digital Trade". And while my knowledge on trade negotiations is pretty limited, it was certainly interesting, and both surprisingly valuable and surprisingly shocking, to learn how many of the established channels for multistakeholder engagement are yet again pushed aside to... Continue Reading →
If we want technology that values well-being over engagement, we need to rebuild trust between users and tech companies. Read the full piece on DW Akademie.
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 →
"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... 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 →
Berlin is a mad city. Germany’s capital is pockmarked with tattoos, scars, and statues to its paradoxical past. A city notorious for its history, where invasive surveillance and the urge for freedom clasped hands during a shift change at the border control between East and West. Today the world pulls up a chair to relish... Continue Reading →