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Reimagining the Internet is a production of the Initiative for Digital Public Infrastructure at UMass Amherst, asking scholars, activists, journalists, and artists what is broken on the internet and how to fix it.

Reimagining the Internet Initiative for Digital Public Infrastructure

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Reimagining the Internet is a production of the Initiative for Digital Public Infrastructure at UMass Amherst, asking scholars, activists, journalists, and artists what is broken on the internet and how to fix it.

    Jillian C. York (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

    Jillian C. York (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

    Jillian C. York, the Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, joins us to talk about censorship on social media platforms and her new book Silicon Values, out now on Verso.

    • 31 min
    Welcome to Season 2 of Reimagining the Internet

    Welcome to Season 2 of Reimagining the Internet

    Welcome back to Season 2 of Reimagining the Internet. We'll be running new interviews and reruns of some of our favorite past episodes, as well inviting some new voices to take over the podcast from time to time.

    • 2 min
    Evelyn Douek (#Reimagine conference, May 2021)

    Evelyn Douek (#Reimagine conference, May 2021)

    This episode shares a recorded talk from the 2021 Reimagine the Internet conference, a virtual conference co-hosted by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and the soon-to-be-launched Initiative on Digital Public Infrastructure at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In six sessions over five days, there will be more than a dozen speakers whose work hints at what the internet could become over the next decade. evelyn douek is a lecturer on law at Harvard Law school, a research scholar at the Knight First Amendment Institute, and a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center For Internet & Society.

    • 22 min
    Jonathan Ong (#Reimagine conference, May 2021)

    Jonathan Ong (#Reimagine conference, May 2021)

    This episode shares a recorded talk from the 2021 Reimagine the Internet conference, a virtual conference co-hosted by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and the soon-to-be-launched Initiative on Digital Public Infrastructure at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In six sessions over five days, there will be more than a dozen speakers whose work hints at what the internet could become over the next decade. Jonathan Ong is an associate professor of global digital media in the department of communications at UMass Amhsert.

    • 25 min
    Eliza Sorensen (#Reimagine conference, May 2021)

    Eliza Sorensen (#Reimagine conference, May 2021)

    This episode shares a recorded talk from the 2021 Reimagine the Internet conference, a virtual conference co-hosted by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and the soon-to-be-launched Initiative on Digital Public Infrastructure at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In six sessions over five days, there will be more than a dozen speakers whose work hints at what the internet could become over the next decade. Eliza Sorensen, cybersecurity expert and co-founder of Assembly Four, will discuss Switter, an alternative to Twitter built for sex workers as a response to deplatformings triggered by SESTA/FOSTA.

    • 15 min
    Michael Wood-Lewis (#Reimagine conference, May 2021)

    Michael Wood-Lewis (#Reimagine conference, May 2021)

    This episode shares a recorded talk from the 2021 Reimagine the Internet conference, a virtual conference co-hosted by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and the soon-to-be-launched Initiative on Digital Public Infrastructure at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In six sessions over five days, there will be more than a dozen speakers whose work hints at what the internet could become over the next decade. Michael Wood-Lewis is co-founder of Front Porch Forum, an online community of mailing lists that serves every town in Vermont.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Bfister ,

Fascinating

This podcast raises big questions and explores a variety of solutions from such a diverse pool of people - highly recommended for anyone who uses the internet (that is, everyone!)

Julie LaChance ,

Looking forward to more episodes

I'm designing an AI+Society course at Princeton, and was glad to come across this podcast. I appreciate the use of positive examples of tech done well: in this case, Wikipedia's unique structure to foster creation of neutral content. It would be great to provide transcripts somewhere for those non-podcast-people, if possible.

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