JULIA KLOIBER: REQUEST FOR OPTIMISM
Location: Het Huis Theatre Hall
New technologies offer tremendous opportunities to build better futures. Open source and grassroots projects around civic tech, data literacy and software infrastructure are sources of innovation and building communities. This talk will discuss how we can look past bleak sci-fi dystopias and focus on how technology can help improve society.
Julia Kloiber― Speaker
Julia is a researcher and designer who works at the intersection of technology and society. She develops strategies and concepts to innovate programs for the digital world. In 2016 she founded the Prototype Fund, Germany’s first open source funding program that supports technology projects for the public good. As part of the Open Knowledge Foundation, she has been running multiple initiatives that promote transparency and use technology for the common good. She is a Senior Fellow at Mozilla where she focuses on building public awareness to demand ethical internet technologies. Based in Berlin, she is currently researching emerging technologies and exploring future narratives.