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The Environment and Web Literacy

Last week, Greenpeace’s Mobilization Lab and Volunteering Lab teamed up with Aspiration Tech to convene the first Open Campaigns Camp in Berlin’s betahaus. The aim of the #OCCBerlin was to gather practitioners of technology-enabled open campaigning to learn how to organize more effective campaigns by…

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Casa Jasmina: How to be a guest in an open source connected home

“It’s a home first and connected second.” — @bruces “We’re looking for lean-forward living.” — @jasminatwitter About a year ago, Jasmina Tesanovic and Bruce Sterling had a brilliant idea. All around, there was talk of a bright and shiny future: smart cities filled with quantified…

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Mozfest Retreat and Participant Pathways

“We’re not in the middle of nowhere. We’re at the edge of nowhere.” — Jon Rogers In the little Scottish fishing village of Anstruther, at the edge of nowhere, 40 community facilitators met to think about the future of Mozfest. Now in its sixth year,…

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Mozilla Clubs: 2015 Half-Time Report

It’s been half a year since we set out in earnest to launch Mozilla Clubs. The goal was to make a program that offered a unique, sustainable way to teach the web in local communities. Now with 17 volunteer Regional Coordinators poised to serve 128…

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ThingsCon Takeaways

This May Berlin hosted the second ThingsCon, a event about the internet of things and this year, refreshingly, about the ethics thereof. Jon Rogers and I ran a workshop called “Design Frictions”, where we made networks with lots of household objects and then negotiated contracts…