The DWeb in Your Back Pocket by Madeline de Figueiredo, Jack Fox Keen, and Stef Magdalinski
Presented by Madeline de Figueiredo, Jack Fox Keen, and Stef Magdalinski
Hear real-world examples of decentralized tools being used by activists and journalists to defend human rights, on the ground and in the courtroom –– with a focus on how smartphone accessible applications are helping empower eyewitnesses.
Battle-weary Web/Web2 person, reinvigorated for the next boss fight. This time, we’ll get it right, RIGHT? Things I’ve cofounded that still exist: http://www.moo.com , http://www.theyworkforyou.com/ , http://www.openrightsgroup.org , http://www.writetothem.com . I’ve been an (bad) engineer, (better) CTO, COO, and CEO. I’m an extreme nerd about usability- If people can’t use, or don’t enjoy the thing you built, try again. Other interests - democracy, privacy, security, civic hactivism. I don’t like linkedIn either but it does have a timeline: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smagdali
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Jack Fox Keen is the Data Empowerment Lead for the Guardian Project's ProofMode application, a cryptographically verifiable way of providing visual evidence of the world around us. Jack has been doing data analytics for non-profits for the last two years, after graduating from Florida State University with a degree in biomathematics and scientific computing. They will be starting a PhD program at UC Santa Cruz this September, where they will focus on explainable artificial intelligence. They are focused on ethical data aquisition and analysis, pulling inspiration and guidance from many realms of life, including intersectional feminism, queer theory, and decolonial studies.