Mozilla Festival 2022 is LIVE! We’re halfway through and are blown away by the incredible way the community has shown up for our second virtual festival. Here are a few highlights that have left us inspired and wanting more.
Don’t have your ticket yet? It’s not too late to join us and experience the collaborative and immersive sessions happening the rest of the week.
A Buzzing Community
Before the first session took place, we saw incredible activity in our MozFest Slack community. People were sharing pictures, welcoming each other into Day 1, and waving at friends.
Right away, we had over 1,000 people on the Plaza checking out the Art & Media and Lightning talks, and putting final touches on their schedule!
Parents are using the downloadable activity resources to engage their children in the MozFest experience while the adults attend sessions.
The Opening Circle was the kick off to the festival that perfectly framed our week together: collaboration, freedom, excitement, community, support, and reflection.
In fact, one participant shared, “Oh wow, I love all of the realtime/ emergent/ you-get-what-you-put-in/ sky's-the-limit framing.”
Decolonized AI Space Kick Off
The Decolonized AI Futures Space Event in Spatial Chat was a huge hit, featuring lightning talks from the Facilitators sharing what is happening during the week in the Space.
Twice daily, this live broadcast shares updates from the festival, social posts from the community, spotlights on sessions and Spaces, interviews with Mozilla Staff, Facilitators, Wranglers, asks an interactive question of the day, and more! This is a not-to-miss 15 minute session in the MozFest day.
Dzifah is outstanding and this twice a day show is giving me life!
Analyzing gender based violence data with Python
Participants worked with a database from a criminal court in Buenos Aires, Argentina that has an open gender data policy to show people how to work with gender based violence data from a social and ethical perspective.
Creating Wellness Breaks in Your Online Work and Learning Day 1: Relaxing and Healthy Breaks
Having worked and taught remotely as a team, online, for over decade through periods of stress, illness and recovery, these Facilitators learned the importance of incorporating wellness breaks and balance into their work days through taking relaxation and exercise breaks throughout the day. The Creating Neurodiverse Wellbeing Space is filled with these types of refreshing sessions!
Building Ancestral AI
This inspiring Dialogues and Debates panel explored laying down the burden of a future-only presumption of what technology is and can be to center people and the environment and develop technologies through which we can survive and thrive.
Intersectional AI Toolkit: Making Zines, Remaking Machines
TheIntersectional AI Toolkit argues that anyone should be able to understand what AI is and to help imagine what AI ought to be. In this AI-skills and zine-making workshop, participants joined in co-authoring the Toolkit, co-learning and co-creating, and investigating key questions around how AI affects us differently, what we need to understand about AI in order to reshape it, and (most importantly) what shapes we want AI to take in order to be more ethical and equitable.
Naturescape Restorative Meditation
This immersive, 30-minute meditation session guided by Global Mindfulness and Meditation Coach, Natalie Matias was a small retreat in our day for self-care.
About The Author
Kristina Gorr serves the internet health movement as Communications Manager for MozFest through using her passion for writing to raise awareness and uplift opportunities for others to get involved in critical conversations about web literacy, digital inclusion, privacy and security, and openness, to name a few. Her littles ones are always around, so be sure to say hi when they pop on the screen.
MozFest is part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more humane digital world. To learn more, visit www.mozillafestival.org.
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