Note: This workshop was not explicitly selected to be presented, but parts of it wove into others. Here are some general notes that would have likely been rolled into a workshop.
- As a nostalgic retrospective to the timing of my last tour of Australia like this (in 2007), at the time my talks were optimistic about the positive nature of the web. Some got into the opening What’s Exciting About the Web presentation, that in many ways it was like a joyous party of discovery, and the challenging parts was not being overwhelmed by too much information. In 2017? Things are more dark, but also still with potential, so the pairing of facing the future or facing the future was/is a false binary.
- As a personal tale, I’d share my experiences becoming part of the bizarre world of catfishing.
- The first activity I would have done might have started with Kevin Kelly’s Internet Mapping Project having participants share their own in the Image Collector SPLOT like students in Coventry University’s Online Ecosystem course did.
- I would then have led a mapping activity for the Visitors and Residents model
- There could have been an activity to use a browser addon like Lightbeam (Firefox) or Privacy tools like Disconnect to get a sense of the way our tracks are tracked. And review Me and My Shadow or the resources from PixelPrivacy. Perhaps a brief foray with Do Not Track
- Perhaps an activity under the Digital Polarization Initiative
- And to end on something not totally negative, a return to those Amazing/True Stories of Openness.