What will it take to kick the Google habit? A dialogue between service providers and users on the future of autonomous infrastructure

Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
Time: 02:30 - 04:45 PM
Room: Gallery
Skill Level: Beginner
Language: English
Duration: 2 hour(s)
Format: Internet Freedom: Present and Future
Presenter: elijah
Other Presenters: Brenna Wolf-Monteiro (Riseup Collective) Ian Macdonald (GreenNet)
Description:
Do you use the internet? You know, the one that profits from your data, leaks it to hackers, and then turns it over to repressive governments? What would it look like to build feminist, movement-led services designed to actually meet your needs? Join us for an open a dialogue concerning the direction that alternative service should take. Dozens of alternative providers have started to come together to work on the future of digital infrastructure and we want your experience to help guide our efforts. In this session, users and service providers will share stories and knowledge as we tackle the following questions: * Imagining the ideal: What needs, work flows, and features are most important? What should relationships between service provider and user look like? * Storytelling: How do we talk about the value of self-determination, of feminism, of decolonization when it comes to the cloud services we use? * Security: What is confusing or keeps you up at night? What should we prioritize in order to keep you and your community safe?
Target Audience:
This session is for everyone who wants an internet that is based on solidarity, community, and security. Help independent service providers write their next chapter, one based on your needs and founded on digital justice.
Desired Outcome:
This dialog are part of an ongoing process. In concert with similar events elsewhere, the notes generated at IFF will be used to guide the future planning and software development of a new infrastructure project comprised of a dozen independent service providers.