Rather than getting people terrified about surveillance capitalism, we should show alternative possibilities. Small diverse networks where you get to be the one who decides what is acceptable behavior, where you get the responsibility of building communities that meet your needs. A talk with Ethan Zuckerman on the future of social media.
What does disruption really mean in the tech industry? From failed encounters to meeting the middle, what can disruptive innovative journeys teach us about the future of the internet? A reflection on the Meet the Disruptors track at the PublicSpaces conference.
Monique van Dusseldorp, curator and moderator of events on media, technology and innovation, outlines some first ideas on what makes events special and how this can be translated online. She gives examples of successful and innovative online events in 2020 that sometimes even worked better online.
SAVE THE DATE: Public Spaces Conference – 12 march 2021. How can we achieve public spaces on the internet?
Now that PublicSpaces has celebrated its second anniversary, it is worthwhile to document our experiences and share what has been the best working method for the coalition so far. PublicSpaces is a coalition of values, built on a shared concern… Continue Reading →
'Cause anything's possible, yeah There's no code of ethics out here Drake There has been no shortage lately of stories about the tech industry's questionable ethics. We all read the stories. A smart security camera company is working with law… Continue Reading →
We can't go on together With suspicious minds – Elvis Presley Finding examples of failed trust relations has never been difficult, but today it's actually quite a challenge to miss them. Governments don't trust their citizens to stay inside, while… Continue Reading →
So far, the endorsement of our manifesto has largely been an informal affair. We are now looking at ways to formalise our partners’ commitment. What does it actually mean to underwrite the manifesto? What kind of obligations does it entail?… Continue Reading →
This blog has been quiet for far too long, a lack of news however, has certainly not been the cause for that. On the contrary – the developments have been succeeding so rapidly that we have not been able to… Continue Reading →
A lot is happening in the PublicSpaces realm; rather than bringing you tidbits of news, we figured we'd bring you an overview of highlights. PublicSpaces was present at SxSW. This festival (in Austin, Texas) has a reputation of being about… Continue Reading →
PublicSpaces won the Incentive Prize of the Dutch Privacy Awards today. We regard this as a big stimulus to keep doing what we've been doing. We're happy and proud! From the judge's report: There is a lot that goes on… Continue Reading →
To guide the development of products and services of PublicSpaces, we have in place both a development ‘guide' and a backlog of functionalities and components that we expect to be built. Underlying our working methods is the idea that our… Continue Reading →
It's probably the most important question any human can ever ask. The what-if question is the engine of progress – it inspires ambition, it sparks the imagination – both on a personal level: "What if I become a painter" as… Continue Reading →
Working in a coalition has its advantages — lots of networking going on, many experiences to share, plenty of competences and resources at your disposal — but it certainly has its drawbacks too. Especially if you are trying to tackle a problem so profoundly… Continue Reading →
We have dedicated significant time over the last couple of months discussing what the products and services of PublicSpaces actually look like. The debate centered on some very fundamental issues: Should PublicSpaces be more than just a quality mark? Does… Continue Reading →
Over the last month or so, we've been discussing about our organizational structure. How we organize should obviously be a reflection of our values, but it also goes to the heart of our identity. It makes quite a difference if… Continue Reading →
PublicSpaces wants to get things done. We think, but like to act as well. That’s why we’ve gone ahead, visited a notary public and started our PublicSpaces Foundation, that will lay the groundwork for the reconquista of the public domain… Continue Reading →
In 2018 — almost thirty years after the invention of the World Wide Web — many essential applications on the internet, while being indispensable tools in our lives as economic and social citizens, have turned into vehicles for political control and economic profit.
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