Sat 31 Oct 2015 11:46AM

Women active in the libre/ commons movements

DS Danyl Strype Public Seen by 373

Pirates respect women! Some time back the kiwi Pirates had a discussion about how to improve the gender balance in our membership, and make the organisation more open and welcoming of new members from a diverse range of backgrounds. Being a sensitive topic, we chose to have that discussion in private. But the collection of amazing online talks we started to make there, by some of the prominent women in the commons movements, is well worth sharing publicly. We continue to expand it with talks on Pirate-related topics.

Talks from women active in Pirate parties

Talks from women in allied movements or on related topics

From Aotearoa:
* 2016 - Laura O’Connell Rapira (ActionStation) at Theories of Change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7-1v1QHtq0
* 2016 - Lillian Grace (Figure NZ - formerly "WikiNZ") at Open Data Showcase: 'How Many NZers Have There Ever Been?' (7:40)
* 2016 - Niki Harré (Auckland University, author of Psychology for a Better World) at Theories of Change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1kZqfitc68
* 2016 - Laurinda Thomas (LIANZA) at TEDxWellington: 'The Dangerous Myth About Libraries' (13:17)
* 2015 - Dale Nirvani Pfeifer (GoodWorld) at TEDxAuckland: 'Creating a good world one # at a time' (10:31)
* 2015 - Dr. Divya Dhar (P3 Foundation) at TEDxAuckland
* 2015 - Keitha Booth (CC ANZ, Digital NZ, LINZ) at Open Source/ Open Society: 'Open Government in New Zealand' (12:45)
* 2015 - Silvia Zuur (Chalkle, Enspiral) at Open Source/ Open Society: 'Principles of Open' (7:34)
* 2015 - Lillian Grace (WikiNZ) at Open Source/ Open Society: 'Reaching Great Heights by Building With Others' Blocks' (7:24)
* 2015 - Victoria Leachman (Te Papa Tongarewa, CreativeCommons Aotearoa/NZ) at National Digital Forum: 'Getting it Right on Rights' (29:43)
* 2015 - Nicole Foss (Automatic Earth): 'Interview on Peak Oil, Financial Crisis, Resilience, and More' (1:54:35)
* 2015 - Anna Guenther (PledgeMe) at New Frontiers: 'Crowdfunding in NZ' (28:31)
* 2015 - Alanna Krause (Loomio) at MIX Mashup: 'Inventing a New Organizational Operating System' (36:12)
* 2014 - Bronwyn Holloway-Smith (Creative Freedom Foundation) at the National Digital Forum: 'New Cultural Narratives' (25:10)
* 2013 - Erika Pearson (Otago University): 'Growing Up Digital' (41:53)
* 2013 - Lillian Grace (WikiNZ - now Figure NZ) at TEDxAuckland: 'Know your country' (16:07)
* 2013 - Privahini Bradoo (BlueOak Resources) at TEDxAuckland: 'What if... you were not employed?' (17:19)
* 2012 - Michelle Dickinson (Senior Lecturer in Engineering at the University of Auckland) at TEDxAuckland: Nanogirl, My Quest to Become a Superhero' (15:56)
* 2012 - Anna Guenther (PledgeMe) at TEDxTeAro: 'How crowdfunding is going to change the world' (12:07)
* 2011 - Aroha Mead (CreativeCommons Aotearoa/NZ) at LIANZA Conference: 'Keynote Address' (#1: 37:55, #2 29:39)
* 2011 - Fabiana Kubke (CreativeCommons Aotearoa/NZ) at IgniteAuckland: Science Communication (6:15)
* 2010 - Jane Hornibrook (former Aotearoa/NZ Project Lead and Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator for CreativeCommons) on Down to the Wire: 'Creative Commons' (2:07)

* 2016 - Angela Oguntala (lecturer at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design) at TEDxCopenhagen: 'Re-imagine the Future' (12:58)
* 2016 - Rohini Swaminathan (United Nations Institute of Training and Research) at TEDxPlaceDesNations: 'There is nothing natural about disaster' (12:37)
* 2016 - Vanessa Teague (University of Melbourne) at USENIX Enigma Conference: 'Verification, Auditing, and Evidence: If We Didn’t Notice Anything Wrong...' (21:52)
* 2016 - Beth Noveck (Peer-to-Patent, ORGPedia) livestreamed by Open Data NZ: 'Open data: a conversation with Beth Noveck' (58:55)
2016 - Maria Antonia Brovelli (GEOLab, Professor at the Polytechnic of Milano) at FOSS4G 2015: 'Welcome and logistics info' (14:58)
* 2015 - Jessica Lord (GITHub) at Open Source/ Open Society: 'My Journey into Commons Based Knowledge' (21:21)
2015 - Carla Schroder (ownCloud) interviewed at the ownCloud Contributor Conference 2015: 'Carla Schroder, our fearless documentation writer' (2:56)
* 2015 - Karen Sandler at LibrePlanet 2015: 'Stand Up for the GNU GPL' (42:54)
* 2015 - Dia Kayyali (EFF) and Joana Varon of (Coding Rights) at 32th Chaos Communication Congress: 'The architecture of a street level panopticon' (1:01:01) Note: Dia Kayyali does not identify as either male or female, and prefers the pronouns "they" and "them"
* 2015 - Joana Varon of (Coding Rights) at Internet Governance Forum: 'Opening Ceremony' (11:35)
* 2015 - Angela Richter (House Director at the National Theatre in Cologne, Germany) at ownCloud Contributor Conference 2015: 'Conference Keynote' (57:54)
* 2015 - Lila Tretikov (WikiMedia Foundation) at 'Wikimania: 'Opening Ceremony' (43:17)
* 2015 Lila Tretikov (WikiMedia Foundation) at CreativeCommons Global Summit: 'On the Shoulders of Giants' (22:12)
* 2015 - Naeema Zarif at CreativeCommons Global Summit: 'Internet of "Nice" Things' (19:07)
* 2015 - [Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson at Big Think: The mistaken idea that 'People Will Misjudge You Unless You Manipulate Them' (3:59)
* 2015 - Anita Sarkeesian (Feminist Frequency) at Ideas At The House: 'What I Couldn't Say, All About Women' (4:37)
* 2015 - Paola Chiara Masuzzo (MULTIMOT, Phd student University of Ghent) at OpenCon 2015: 'An open data ecosystem for cell migration research' (3:54)
* 2015 - Erin Mckiernan at OpenCon 2015: 'My Pledge to be Open (yeah, how's that going)' (35.01)
* 2015 - Cailean Cooney (LIbrarian at the City University of New York) at OpenCon 2015: 'Engage OER' (3:40)
* 2015 - Nixie Pixel (Properly Paranoid): '4 Free Browser Tools for Privacy on the Net' (8:13)
* 2015 - Sabine Hauert (Swarm Engineer at the University of Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory,) at TEDxWarwick: 'Swarming Nanomedicine' (15:18)
* 2015 - Addie Wagenknecht (Open Hardware Summit, Studio for Creative Inquiry) at the Deep Lab Lecture Series: 'Untitled Deep Lab Lecture' (6:35)
* 2015 Monica Lewinsky at TEDGlobal: 'The Price of Shame' (22:26)
* 2014 - Dilar Dirik (Kurdish Women's Movement) at The New World Summit: Stateless State: 'Stateless Democracy: How the Kurdish Women Movement Liberated Democracy from the State' (29:30)
* 2014 - Pia Mancini (DemocracyOS) at TEDGlobal: 'How to Update Democracy for the Digital Era' (13:24)
* 2014 - Jeanne Holm (Data.gov) at TEDxUCLA: 'Open data changes lives' (17:47)
* 2014 - Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg at What Design Can Do: 'Synthetic Biology' (24:11)
* 2014 - Sputniko! (Assistant Professor at MIT Media Lab) at Transmediale 2014 (introduced by curators Tatiana Bazzichelli and Katrien Jacobs): 'afterglow keynote' (1:29:34)
* 2014 - Sonia Livingstone (London School of Economics) at TEDxExeter: 'How children engage with the internet' (17:25)
* 2014 - Dr Devorah Heitner at TEDxNaperville: 'The Challenges of Raising a Digital Native' (13:26)
* 2014 - Julia Longtin at 31C3: A New Dawn: '3D Casting Aluminum' (55:56)
* 2012 - Karen Sandler at Linux.conf.au 2012: 'Freedom in my Heart and Everywhere' (54:51)
* 2013 - Kimberly Bryant (BlackGirlsCode) at TEDxKC 2013:
'Black Girls Code' (15:02)
* 2013 - Laurenellen McCann (Sunlight Foundation) at TEDxMidAtlantic: 'The future of our cities and towns lies in... Open Data' (7:30)
* 2012 Sherry Turkle (Professor at MIT) at TEDGlobal: 'Connected, but alone?' (19:48)
* 2012 - Dr Vandana Shiva at TEDxMasala: 'Solutions to the food and ecological crisis facing us today' (11;40)
* 2012 - Dr Vijaya Venkat at TEDxMasala: ''Exploring the concept of growth & how women will reshape our future' (18:28)
* 2012 - Victoria Westcott (Elgin Road Productions) at TEDxVictoria: 'Crowdfunding 101' (8:02)
* 2012 - Wendy Seltzer interviewed by VisionOn.tv at OrgCon 2012: 'Organising for the Open Net' (5:51)
* 2012 - Anita Sarkeesian (Feminist Frequency] at TEDx Women: 'The Mirror' (10:30)
* 2012 - Beth Noveck (Peer-to-Patent, ORGPedia) at TEDGlobal: 'open source government' (17:19)
* 2012 - Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America) at TEDGlobal: 'coding a better government' (12:07)
* 2012 - Jane McGonigal (Gameful) at Big Think: 'Truths & Myths in Gaming' (4:13)
* 2012 - Lydia Pintscher (WikiData) at FrOSCON 2012: 'Wikidata: Wikimedia going structured data' (22:08)
* 2012 - Anna Filina (FooLab) at FrOSCON 2012: 'ERD, Flowcharts and Other Documentation' (42:05)
* 2012 - Julia Longtin (HacDC) interviewed by #THINKFWD: 'A Hacker on Waste' (0:57)
* 2011 - Megan Kamerick (former president Journalism & Women Symposium) at TEDxABQ: 'Women should represent women in media' (10:31)
* 2011 - Judith Butler: 'Your Behavior Creates Your Gender' (3:00)
* 2010 - Limor "Ladyada" Freid (Adafruit) at the Open Hardware Summit 2010: 'Why do Open Source Hardware?' (24:15)
* 2010 - Kathi Fletcher: 'Open Education Road Map' (8:31)
* 2010 - Quinn Norton at TEDxSoMa: 'Quinn Norton - Privacy, Ephemerality, and Self ' (10:10)
* 2008 - Carla Schroder on the O'Reilly Webcast: 'Control a World of Computers From Your Linux PC' (32:35)
* 2007 - Christine Peterson (Foresight Institute, invented the phrase "open source") at Singularity Summit: 'Preparing for Bizarreness: Open Source Physical Security' (19:04)
* 2007 - Limor "Ladyada" Freid (Adafruit) at the CCC 24C3 Congress: 'Design Noir' (50:36)
* 2007 - Lucy at the CCC 24C3 Congress: 'Inside the Mac OS X Kernel: Debunking Mac OS Myths' (42:49)
* 2003 - Donna Haraway (Townsend Center for the Humanities) at UC Berkeley: 'From Cyborgs to Companion Species' (1:13:34)

More contributions to this list are welcome. Ideally the format is (we're working on it ;) )
* year - name (organisation) at Event or Venue: 'presentation title' (length)

Also, activism and policy articles, and transcripts of speeches, with photo bylines:
* Julia Reda (European Pirate and MEP)
* Farida Shaheed (UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights)
* Nadia Kayyali (Electronic Frontiers Foundation)

Possible Sources for More Talks

TED Talks and TEDx Talks, BigThink, the Chaos Computer Club has a large library of video-recorded conference talks, BlackGirlsCode, RailsGirls, LinuxChix, Women Learning to Code.

At the Procomuns conference almost half of the featured speakers were women. Last year's Platform Cooperativism conference in New York also had a high number of female speakers. 6 out of the 9 featured on the front page are women. The Conference 2015 in Malmö, Sweden, also features a large number of women speakers. WebVisions is a web conference that happens in a number of cities around the US and Europe and there are a number of women speaking this year. The Challenge Power conference in Berlin, 11-12 March 2016, had a number of women speakers.

The Social Working Group at the WC3 has a number of women members, including Ann Bassetti, Wendy Seltzer, Jessica Tallon, and Amy Guy. I've already found a number of videos of Wendy Seltzer, but with a bit more searching the Ann, Jessica, and Amy may have talks online somewhere too.

The P2P Foundation are interviewing women active in the leadership of commons projects in their '100 Women of P2P' project.

Audrey Tang is a transgender women from Taiwan, prominent in the Perl community, and a speaker as the O'Reilley Open Source Convention in Amsterdam. I can't find any video of talks by her in English yet, or in her native language with subtitles, but she has a YouTube channel.

Lexi Alexander @lexialex is a movie director (eg 'Punisher: War Zone' 2008) with strong sympathy for Pirate ideas

Nixie Pixel: Her GNU/ Linux instruction videos and commentary on geek culture are legendary.


pilotfever Sat 31 Oct 2015 10:34PM

Thanks Strypey, looks like a fine collection of links.


Danyl Strype Tue 3 Nov 2015 9:00AM

As I suspected, now that I'm making a conscious effort to research additions to this list, I'm noticing so many women who have been patiently contributing to the commons for decades, for example system administration expert Carla Schroder:

Also, I can't believe I haven't included Nixie Pixel in the list yet! Her GNU/ Linux instruction videos and commentary on geek culture are legendary.


Andrew Reitemeyer Tue 3 Nov 2015 7:37PM

Someone who belongs on the list is Lexi Alexander @lexialex - most videos of her are interviews and her views on pirate matters are mixed up with conversation about the films she has directed. e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TtekSEivC0

Note she is wearing a Pirate Party T-shirt during the interview


Danyl Strype Wed 27 Jan 2016 1:35PM

Another one is Limor Freid of Adafruit. Here's her keynote talk from the 2010 Open Hardware Summit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca1dbM582Sc

The TED Talk by Megan Kamerick on representation of women in the media is relevant too


Hubat McJuhes Wed 27 Jan 2016 8:47PM

An here a talk of Katharina Nocun on the 32c3 congress of the Chaos Computer Club in Dec 2015 (motto: gated communities) about Conditions for a Successful Market Entry of Decentralized Social Networks

Katharina Nocun (born 1986 as Katarzyna Nocuń) is an activist for data protection and since May 2013 the policy coordinator of the Pirate Party of Germany.


Danyl Strype Fri 29 Jan 2016 4:53AM

Addie Wagenknecht is an artist, activist, and technologist who currently runs the Open Hardware Summit and works with the Studio for Creative Inquiry. Here's a 6 min talk she gave as part of the Deep Lab Lecture Series.


Andrew Reitemeyer Tue 16 Feb 2016 6:11PM

Two panel discussions with Birgitta that are recent on with Jelena Jovanovic who is the head of social media for PPI and Patrick Schiffer - vice chair PPI and chair of PPNRW both at the Munich Security Conference 2016

The Fight for a Safe and Open Web - #MSC2016


How digital media affects society


Danyl Strype Fri 4 Mar 2016 1:35AM

Karen Sandler is a copyright lawyer who has worked with the Software Freedom Law Centre, and the Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy. She has a number of talks online including:
* Ideology in Open Source Compliance (2015): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GOCsXT8jas (slides included in video)
* Keynote at FSF's LibrePlanet 2015 about GPL Enforcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYSkoHqyz1s (slides not included in video)
* SeaGL 2014 Keynote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcHFQ53iykg
* Linux.conf.au 2012 Keynote: http://mirror.linux.org.au/linux.conf.au/2012/Keynote_Karen_Sandler.ogv


Danyl Strype Fri 11 Mar 2016 4:10AM

@hubatmcjuhes said on the GNU Social thread:

Katharina Nocun on the 32c3 congress of the Chaos Computer Club in Dec 2015 (motto: gated communities) in her talk Conditions for a Successful Market Entry of Decentralized Social Networks


Danyl Strype Fri 11 Mar 2016 4:19AM

Anita Sarkeesian speaking about her experience of online harassment as the result of speaking out about the sexism she sees in gaming culture: http://boingboing.net/2015/03/10/anita-sarkeesian-on-what-she-c.html

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