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Whose Knowledge?

The lovely thing about Mozfest, is that you can rock up to a session, already in mid-flow, and learn new things from wonderful people. In fact, I think it’s the only way to do Mozfest; the best sessions are those you chance upon, that expose you to new worlds, and new people.

Here’s a visual thought from the Decolonizing the Internet session, with Anasuya Sengupta.

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#climatechange #mozfest

Demonising the binaries

When I was growing up, eggs were good for you. Then they weren’t. Then they were good again. Then just the egg white was good. Binaries are so often unhelpful – especially when they are just a shortcut for not having to use your own brain.

This is also the case in environmental activism, as we discussed in a Mozfest session lead by Laura Hilliger and her colleagues from Greenpeace

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#activism #graphic-recording #mozfest #privacy

Privacy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Business behaviour around use and exploitation of people’s data, is dictated by the local privacy law (or lack thereof). Julie Owono was speaking at Mozfest on research into sub-saharan subsidiaries of European telecoms companies. It’s no surprise really – capitalism is about capital, so everything is a possible resource waiting to be exploited.

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#activism #graphic-recording #innovation #mozfest

Data in Oppressive Regimes

At Mozfest, I participated in a discussion on the use (monitoring / controlling / blocking) of data in oppressive regimes. Hearing the issues first hand from those who live there was horrifying. I realised how much I was completely unaware of. One clear call was the need for financially supporting homegrown communication platforms, as opposed to projects by white guys from Stanford…

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Equity Unbound

It was great to be back at Mozfest this weekend. And whaddayaknow, I got the chance to catch the #unboundeq (equity unbound) team explain what their project is all about. I’d seen the hashtag floating around on Twitter – but when engaging with a think, it’s dialogue that gets me going – and listening.

So I drew what I heard…

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#coop #mozfest

The Seven Co-operative Principles

You may not know that there are Seven Co-operative Principles. Yesterday, I was at Mozfest, hosted by Ravensbourne College in Greenwich, facilitating a visual conversation all about co-operatives. In fact, Mozfest is so chock-full of conversations, you can easily spend an hour getting to the right floor, bumping into interesting people you half-know. And that’s not because the lift/elevators are confusing. Which they are, but anyways…

I’m a founding member of WeAreOpen, a worker co-operative set up to help a few of us combine our skills, networks and voices.

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Mozfest 2016

I’ll be up to my usual shenanigans at Mozfest this year, with my colleagues from @WeAreOpenCoop. If you’re there too, come say hello. If not, come say hello anyway…