The digital rights space: portrait of a social movement

Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
Time: 02:30 - 03:30 PM
Room: Theater
Skill Level: Beginner
Language: English
Duration: 1 hour(s)
Format: Internet Freedom: Present and Future
Presenter: Nathalie Marechal
Other Presenters:
I have been conducting research for my PhD dissertation, (“Use Signal, Use Tor”? The Political Economy of Digital Rights Technology) at the IFF since 2015, with the gracious help of many IFF attendees and members of the global digital rights space. As I complete my project I am eager to reflect what I have learned back to the community and seek IFF attendees’ feedback on my work. At the 2018 IFF I hope to present my dissertation chapter that looks at the digital rights space as a transnational social movement with roots in both the international human rights movement and in cypherpunk discourses. Other themes include the relationship between the digital rights space and the US internet freedom agenda; tensions over gender and sexual violence in the space; creating a safe, inclusive movement for all; where I see the space going from here. In keeping with participatory research principles, I plan to both share my research and seek feedback from the community.
Target Audience:
newcomers to the digital rights space; anyone who wants to understand the digital rights space and where it’s going; the dozens of IFF community members who have contributed to my research since 2015; researchers.
Desired Outcome:
Receive feedback on my work-in-progress from the community; encourage reflection on where we’ve come from, where we are now, where we’re going, and how we’re going to get there.