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2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: George Sadowsky

presented by George Sadowsky

I would hope that ten or twen­ty years from now we live in a world in which Internet access is tak­en almost for grant­ed, and that it’s con­ceiv­able that the Internet—the name Internet”—will actu­al­ly fade and we’ll just con­sid­er it part of the infra­struc­ture that we’re used to just like you know, there’ll be a plug in the wall for infor­ma­tion ser­vices over the Internet.

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: François Flückiger

presented by François Flückiger

The main fear I have, and I believe most of my col­leagues have, is to see the Internet more frag­ment­ed than it is, and much more frag­ment­ed than we want­ed it to be. When we designed it, we devel­oped tech­nol­o­gy which was due to be open, which means that every­one knows the tech­nol­o­gy, every­one can devel­op it, and every­one can improve it as well. 

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Eric Burger

presented by Eric Burger

It’s not a tech­nol­o­gy imposed from above. It real­ly is a tech­nol­o­gy devel­oped from the ground up, where you don’t need per­mis­sion to come up with a new appli­ca­tion or a new idea. And we hear a lot about sort of sim­ple tech­nolo­gies that enable new eco­nom­ic mod­els in the devel­op­ing world. And that would not come about if a whole bunch peo­ple in suits were sit­ting in Geneva or New York, or even Beijing, try­ing to think of What will we allow peo­ple to do.”

David Clark’s Internet Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Speech

presented by David Clark

The future of the Internet today is not defined by tech­nol­o­gists, it is defined by the rich inter­play between tech­nol­o­gy and the larg­er con­text of eco­nom­ic invest­ment, reg­u­la­to­ry the­o­ry, social, cul­tur­al, and polit­i­cal con­cerns. It’s a chal­lenge for the tech­ni­cal com­mu­ni­ty to under­stand these larg­er factors.

The Breakdown: Foreign inter­fer­ence and the US 2020 Election

presented by Naima Green-Riley, Oumou Ly

Not all dis- and mis­in­for­ma­tion is for­eign, so that’s why this is such a large prob­lem because there are many domes­tic actors that engage in dis­in­for­ma­tion cam­paigns as well. So, the nar­ra­tives that we’ve seen across the space come from so many dif­fer­ent peo­ple that some­times it can be hard to tar­get the the prob­lem to one par­tic­u­lar actor or one par­tic­u­lar motive. 

Two Geniuses Walk into a Zoom

presented by Joan Donovan, Mary L Gray, Tressie McMillan Cottom

I want you to know that they are just path­mak­ers and ‑break­ers in their field. There’s a way in which you’re taught to be a schol­ar and you’re taught to be prag­mat­ic in the choice of your projects, you’re taught to be care­ful in the ways in which you speak in pub­lic, and these two do it bet­ter than any­one I know.

Kill Switch episode 5: Human Rights and Internet Access

presented by Felicia Anthonio, Fisseha Tekle, Tom Gardner, Yvonne Ng

The Internet shut­down is not about you. It’s not tar­get­ed at you. The Internet shut­down is real­ly about the pro­test­ers. Amid the cloud of tear gas in the streets, retreat­ing from a vol­ley of sting­ing rub­ber bul­lets, are the real tar­gets of the shut­down. Now that their mobile phones aren’t con­nect­ed, they can’t regroup, orga­nize, and reassess their rights. And they can’t doc­u­ment or report on how the secu­ri­ty forces are switch­ing from rub­ber bul­lets to live ammu­ni­tion. They can’t tell the world that they are about to be slaugh­tered. And they can’t ask for help.

Kill Switch episode 4: The Fight to Get Back Online

presented by Amir Rashidi, Andres Azpurua, Felicia Anthonio, Hassen Selmi, Maria Xynou

It’s been a crazy month. It feels like you’re liv­ing a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent life than you used to. You have no con­nec­tion with the out­side world. The only news you are get­ting comes from the gov­ern­ment. The same gov­ern­ment that has been block­ing your Internet access. How can you believe any­thing they are say­ing right now? You need to find a way to be back online.

Kill Switch episode 3: Everyday Life Under a Shutdown

presented by Devdutta Mukhopadhyay, Felicia Anthonio, Mambe Churchill Nanje, Ruth Gbatoe

You thought that miss­ing your chance to apply for uni­ver­si­ty would be the worst thing to hap­pen due to the shut­down. But look­ing back now, more than three months into the shut­down, you real­ize that was only the begin­ning. There were a lot of unin­tend­ed side-effects of the Internet shut­down that nei­ther you nor any­one else saw com­ing at first. 

Kill Switch episode 2: Taking the Shutdown to Trial

presented by Damar Juniarto, Felicia Anthonio, Natalia Krapiva, Shahad Azim

Your gov­ern­ment claims that what it’s doing is legal. That they are fol­low­ing the let­ter of the law. Could you per­haps make an argu­ment against this claim? Could you prove that the Internet shut­down is in fact ille­gal, uncon­sti­tu­tion­al, and fun­da­men­tal­ly unde­mo­c­ra­t­ic? If you could make that case, would they real­ly let you win? 

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