A Very Special DevSummit

On digital security training, propaganda, and what happens when you’ve been working from the US to digitally protect activists abroad, and suddenly you’re asking them to help protect your neighbors at home.

Whistleblowing Responsibly

For the past few months, I’ve been contracting to The Engine Room to support their responsible data research. A few finished reports and posts will trickle in over the next few months, starting with this one on the Responsible Data implications of whistleblowing (co-written with Alix Dunn).

The Engine Room Library

To coincide with its rebranding, The Engine Room launched a new library site this month. I designed it in Sketch and built it in gh-pages. It’s proving to be an extendable platform for their many research products.

Talk at MIT Media Lab

On my way through Boston this week, I swung by the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Civic Media to give an informal talk about the Wapichan’s monitoring work and Digital Democracy.

DigiDem, Part II: Guyana

Guyana is one of the most densely biodiverse countries on the planet. And this month I spent two weeks in its southern savannah working with forest monitors to document indigenous land claims.