Category: openweb

Thomas Wright's An Original Theory or New Hypothesis of the Universe (1750)

Tech as a temporary force multiplier

Cross-posting from a recent Twitter thread: In 2016, I started talking about IoT as an amplifier and multiplier of harms. At the time, focusing on connected devices seemed wise. The capabilities and ubiquity of smart devices was growing. Amazon Echo, for example, was just rolling…

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…

Understanding Web Literacy within the Web Journey

Cross-posted on the Webmaker blog with Laura de Reynal. Since 2012, pioneering educators and web activists have been reflecting and developing answers to the question, “What is web literacy?” These conversations have shaped our Web Literacy Map, a guiding document that outlines the skills and…

Learning about Peer Learning: Things Kamp

This weekend I had the pleasure to join Things Kamp 2015, organized by TechSoup Europe, in Istanbul. The event was the culmination of a series of projects on social technology. It was fascinating to meet activists and technologist from Turkey and learn more about the…