The challenges of the Internet of Things (IoT) require interdisciplinary thinking. OpenDoTT will train five Early Stage Researchers with backgrounds in design, technology, arts and activism to create and advocate for connected products that are more open, secure, and trustworthy.
OpenDoTT fellows and collaborators will bring their ideas and creativity to Mozilla’s annual festival, MozFest. At least 3,000 people are expected to attend the virtual festival with more than 500 sessions over two weeks from March 8-19, 2021. The schedule is organized and curated by volunteers, and anyone is welcome to register and even set their own ticket price.
“The OpenDoTT community was actually born as a result of MozFest,” says project leader Jon Rogers, explaining that it was where he first collaborated with Michelle Thorne. Together, Rogers and Thorne created the (former) Open IoT Studio and later initiated the OpenDoTT program, originally as a collaboration between the University of Dundee and Mozilla.
Connect with OpenDoTT at MozFest
- Sarah Kiden is a Wrangler of the Sustainability Space at MozFest, meaning she is a leader and curator of the program for sessions and workshops on how to make the internet and various data processes greener and more sustainable for all.
- Felipe Fonseca will be organising a discussion about the necessary data structures to create an “Universal Registry of Things” to foster the reuse, repair and upcycling of discarded objects and materials. More information can be found here.
- Cayla Key with other Fempower.tech members, Hazel Dixon, Julia Slupska, Emeline Brulé, and Simran Chopra will run a creative workshop in the MozFest Youth Zone called Zine-making: Imagining a New World Through Digital Feminism where participants will explore feminist themes, including how to build safer online spaces for the future.
- Namrata Primlani is hosting a session called CreepyIoT- Tracking the Creepy Internet of Things in the AI Wellness Space where participants will share creepy encounters with IoT products through personal stories, news, photographs, illustrations and more. And they will build a crowdsourced repository of creepy IoT encounters on GitHub.
- OpenDoTT friends will be present across numerous spaces at MozFest including sessions on AI & Truth, AI & Data Futures, collaborative research with Mozilla’s Insights team, influencing European policymakers and campaigns for greater access to data from Mozilla’s Advocacy and Policy teams. Plus Funders Circle: Greening the Internet and Climate Justice and Firefox Eco Mode and 1000 more ideas for a Sustainable Internet.
The program, workshops and sessions will remain online until June 2021 where they can be browsed and enjoyed by anyone who registers. Join us at MozFest!Read More...