043 Joana Moll and making sense of the internet


We sat down with Joana Moll, co-founder of the Critical Interface Politics Research Group at HANGAR [Barcelona] and co-founder of The Institute for the Advancement of Popular Automatisms.

Her work critically explores the way post-capitalist narratives affect the alphabetization of machines, humans and ecosystems. Her main research topics include Internet materiality, surveillance, social profiling and interfaces.

We talked about making sense of the internet, how the current decision makers make bad decisions because they do not understand the material and what can we do about it?

The podcast music provided by DASK.

Citizen D advice:

  • Don’t focus just on the technical side of the internet
  • Let’s engage decision-makers
  • Start a public debate on the political side of the internet

More information:

  • Joana Moll: An Autopsy of Data Business – video
  • Joana Moll projects – website
  • Data brokers: regulators try to rein in the ‘privacy deathstars’ – article

About the podcast:

Podcast Citizen D gives you a reason for being a productive citizen. Citizen D features talks by experts in different fields focusing on the pressing topics in the field of information society and media. We can do it. Full steam ahead!

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