Breakout Session: is the internet a tool for liberation or control?
We are posting a series of Loomio discussions about sessions and talks coming up at the conference, so participants can have a chance to discuss the topics, ask questions, and interact with the presenters.
The internet transforms institutions. Government is next. The question is, will 21st century digital democracy be participatory or passive? Mass surveillance indicates which direction that question is tending toward.
Rich Bartlett has been described as “an engineer turned artist turned activist” and is one of the co-founders of Loomio. He has a background in open source hardware and community organising. He believes in the jujitsu power of open source to flip things upside down. Hwooaaah!
Sophie Jerram is a curator and investor and an advocate for public space and dialogue in art, ecology, technology, and business. She is the co-founder of acclaimed public art programme Letting Space and subsequently, the Urban Dream Brokerage, which open-sources access to physical sites in Wellington city for community and artistic projects. She was a founding company director of Loomio.