April 18, 2022 - 10:30am PDT

The Learning Cooperative presents the first in a new series of events exploring themes of democracy and its increasing absence in online, and offline, spaces.

While the creation of the virtual world started as an emancipatory utopian project, ‘cyberspace’ soon started to fall-under, replicate, and accelerate the same oppressive norms and structures that dominate physical spaces.

The Learning Co-operative is committed to data democratization as part of a broader conversation about the movement to overthrow capitalism. We want to explore how to resist and disrupt this process of Technofeudalism, and restore agency to cybercitizens.

Join us for a panel and Q+A discussion exploring the problems of data centralisation, how data infrastructure has been (mis)used, and what we can do to destabilize anti-democratic platforms and practices. Panelists include:

- Hayley Tsukayama is a Senior Legislative Activist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

- Autonomic.coop are a worker-owned technology co-operative who utilize non-hierarchical, democratic, decision-making processes, with an emphasis on self-care and mutual aid.

- James Muldoon is a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Exeter and Head of Digital Research with the think tank, Autonomy.

Dr. Will Sharkey, the data democratization coordinator at the Learning Co-operative, will chair the event. To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/towards-a-radically-accessible-internet-tickets-317746136247