Data Stewardship

Our data has become a powerful player in the economy, except consumers are not the ones deriving value from it. How it is gathered, governed, deployed and made beneficial is a process we are removed from. How do we change the landscape of extraction so that our data could provide generative knowledge to our lives, and ultimately reimagine the economy?

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Your location may be logged every 5 minutes by mobile apps. - Who is Policing the location data industry?

Alfred Ng, Jon Keegan. The Markup, 2022

MozFest 2023 Spaces

Think of Spaces at MozFest as mini-festivals. Within each Space, participants can find everything they need: interactive, community-led sessions, inspiring talks, art installations, lots of coffee, and community.

Cosmos

The omnipresence of artificial intelligence within our everyday lives propels us faster and further into a liminal dimension between the physical and the digital. Our (id)entities, perceptions, and realities are rapidly marked and shaped by this third space – as we make these systems they too make us. How might our encounters with AI be shaping our behaviors and consciousness — our personhood, our relationships to each other, and the world?

Co-creative; Collaborative; Immersive. Embodied; Emergent. This cosmo-technic “sandbox” will respond to and evolve around participant interactions, provocations, curiosities, and offerings. Join us in this uniquely introspective yet collective contemplation exploring the complexity of our shapeshifting algorithmic (id)entities.

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Education & Access: You're The Product Of Data

Does this surprise you? The fact is: if you're not paying for the product, then you are the product. Consumer data holds enormous value for organizations and the lack of awareness regarding data literacy is frightening. It’s time to raise global, multi-generational awareness and take control of our data!

Despite the fact that many people on the planet are digital netizens, the necessity for the aforementioned assertions continues to rise. At MozFest 2023, you’ll learn more about data literacy, equal access, and accessibility of education while exploring tools to advocate and start taking action in your own local communities!

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MoZone

The MoZone Space brings together people and projects connected to the wide constellation of Mozilla’s work, with a focus on Trustworthy AI. As Mozilla celebrates 25 years of building a better internet, join staff, fellows, alumni, and partners as we imagine the next quarter century together.

Together, we can protect our communities from the harm AI is causing, and build tech that will put humanity and public good at the forefront to effect positive change. We will cross-pollinate our work and movements, collaborate toward collective action, and imagine new realities!

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MozFest provides hundreds of community-led, immersive sessions that tackle topics that matter most for a healthier digital world. Learn more about how transparency has showed up at previous festivals.

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Community Spotlight: Meet Janet

The community contributed to her work on the Data Values Project, learning about the trade-offs involved in designing data systems.

Other Mozilla Opportunities

Did you know that you can expand your MozFest experience to dozens of other opportunities that Mozilla offers? For more than two decades, Mozilla has invested in visionary ideas, global leaders, and people-centered campaigns to ensure the internet remains open and accessible to all.

Data Futures Lab

An experimental space for instigating new approaches to data stewardship challenges. Designed as a space where Mozilla, grantees and fellows can learn from each other.

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Responsible Computer Science Challenge

Supporting the conceptualization, development, and piloting of curricula that empowers students to think about the social and political context of computing.

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Regrets Reporter

Block harmful YouTube recommendations. Download the RegretsReporter browser extension.

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