Climate KIC Lecture 'Sustainable Internet'
- w/ Climate KIC
We kicked off the week with a lecture from Ilona Puskas about building a sustainable Internet.
More than ever, we turn to the internet to socialize, to work, to inform, to buy, to entertain, to heal, to escape and to organize. The lockdowns underscore our reliance on the network. As we struggle now for the health of our communities, fuelled by the dreams of an equitable future, we must also strive for an internet that is sustainable. An upcoming publication supported by a partnership among EIT Climate KIC, Climate Action Tech and Mozilla is aiming to convene a space to discuss a sustainable internet and the initiatives that could make this vision a reality. The first issue will feature visions for a more sustainable internet as well as practical efforts to get us there. We hope to not only articulate what these desirable futures are, but also to embody them with specific tools and art. Contributions will respond to questions like, “How do we build for and with the values of a sustainable internet? How do we address power in web design and code? How can we creatively use the echo of our digital lives and counteract societal inequalities amplified in the digital medium? How might we bridge niches of sustainable experimentation and critical making to have a larger impact?”
The lecture was broadcast twice and recorded to accommodate participants in different time zones.