Making a difference by making the web

These days, with all the Prism/Tempura surveillance we’re learning about, **one can feel quite powerless.** For many it seems that there are just two responses: to either disengage with the web and [go completely offline](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP7ebyqBn_M&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DZP7ebyqBn_M) or to shrug and say [“I’ve got nothing to hide.”](http://michellethorne.cc/2013/06/orwell-vs-kafka-against-nothing-to-hide/)…

Video! Mozilla Event Menu

In preparation for the [Mozilla Foundation All-Hands](https://wiki.mozilla.org/MoFoAllHands2012) this week in Toronto, **we were asked to make a video explaining what we’re working on.** The goal was both to produce a snappy, visual artifact and to play around with [Popcorn Maker](http://mozillapopcorn.org/popcorn-maker/), a web authoring tool for…

Fireside Chat: Starting a Learning Network in Your City

*This article is cross-posted on the [Hive Learning Network NYC blog](http://explorecreateshare.org/2011/12/15/fireside-chat-starting-a-learning-network-in-your-city/).* This week the [Hive Learning Network in New York City](http://explorecreateshare.org/) held a [virtual fireside chat](http://lanyrd.com/2011/mozilla-hivelearning/) about **[how to start a learning network in your city](http://www.slideshare.net/hivelearningnyc/mozilla-hive-fireside-chat).** The chat was led by Hive NYC’s director [Chris…

Mozilla Festival: What Next

At the [Mozilla Festival](https://mozillafestival.org/), **an incredible group of 700 journalists, coders, designers, and educators made over [20 prototypes](http://michellethorne.cc/2011/12/mozilla-festival-what-we-made/)**, [learned](http://ironymark.diwan.com/2011/11/mozilla-festival-from-2-out-of-10-to-a-straight-10/) about media & the web together, drank [buzzing coffee](http://www.ristretto.com/), played [geek ping pong](https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QPJV6CmRYDs), and [so much more](https://mozillafestival.org/category/mozfest/). How can we [keep up the momentum](https://mozillafestival.org/get-involved/)? How can…

Mozilla Festival: What We Made

Over the last month, we’ve been tracking the outputs from the Mozilla Festival. **A great number of thank-you’s are due all around** to all the [participants, facilitators](https://mozillafestival.org/whos-coming/), [volunteers](https://mozillafestival.org/get-involved/community-corner/), [staff](https://mozillafestival.org/contact/), [supporters](https://mozillafestival.org/supporters/), and the wonderful Ravensbourne for making this such a memorable event. ## 20 Prototypes ##…