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Hive Learning Network, NYC
“The Commons will unlock our country’s creative potential.”
“The Commons opens up the world.”
“This is all about sharing.”
Sebastiaan ter Burg
“It’s a business model based on sharing.”
“Knowledge crushes all barriers.”
“Technical tools on their own are not enough — we also need rich communities that have a sense of why they are contributing to the commons.”
Hang Do Thi Duc
“With Data Selfie, my main goal was to surface that we should have a relationship with the data that we leave behind every day — data that maybe you don't realize you’re leaving behind.”
“It's not just that Hive organizations are using digital media to teach our young people, but that the ways they innovate now are tied to digital and open source culture.”
"I want Coding Rights to become one of the several rocking actors, or actresses, of the feminist revolution and have fun and care with each other along the way."
“Watching my campers be successful and knowing that I had something to do with shaping their confidence — writing their recommendation letters, providing them with leadership opportunities — is a guilty pleasure of mine. I really enjoy seeing my success through others.”
“Being with the members propelled me forward, buoyed me, and gave me a lot of encouragement.”
Lori Rose Benson
“Every time I would go to another Hive NYC meetup, whether it was in person or virtually, I'd be connected to another colleague that would give me some advice on the way that we were going. This advice was priceless.”
“St. Louis: If there was ever a simulated environment created where I could reach a maximum potential, that’s it. St. Louis has the most creative potential per square metre.”
“Open source is combining everyone's efforts to build resources for the community and to use the success of a project or a team to make others successful.”
I like the fact that Mozilla's very much trying to go beyond the western world, and really trying to push hard into other sectors.
"It’s important to keep the internet underpinned by principles that allow for the next Facebook — for the next competitor or a new paradigm..."
“Part of working open is to put everything together in such a way that you can communicate ideas to the public, to other scientists, and in an open access journal.”
“When we hand off control of the web to private companies, we’re losing the democratizing power of the web.”
“I feel comfortable giving feedback, whether it's negative or positive. Mozilla has feels like a safe space for me to do that.”
"Being plugged in to this network has been life-changing."
Esra’a Al Shafei
"Self-censorship is a massive part of my everyday struggle. There’s so much I want to say that I just can’t."
“I talk to people about the things they're looking for and need in their life, and inevitably, there is something useful to them in the library that they didn't know about.”
"A healthy internet for me is one where what happens in front of me is sufficiently transparent: The caveats are known."
"My optimism comes from the support, the solidarity, and the strength that I get from the rest of the community."
“I've met some awesome people in my journey who have helped and motivated me. I want to give the same experience to others — to make sure that when they share their story, it's a very happy journey and a very happy story.”
“Stories are extremely important and useful. You can read books on a theoretical level, but it can be difficult for people to translate and relate to — the stories will hopefully make those theories more applicable.”
”It’s about asking the people who do a job every day how that job should be done, how it could be changed, and where are the places in their communities, their profession, their classroom and schools, they can make a change.”
“The hardest challenge is making things accessible. It’s super easy to get caught up in technical terms and vast concepts. I want to make sure all people can understand what we’re saying.”
“Part of working openly was capturing ideas and putting them out there for feedback from a broader community — even from people that aren’t working or going to be working on your project.”
“We've transformed and enhanced our youth’s identity as contributors to society and helped them connect their passions with learning — giving them increased foundations to more effectively plan a rewarding future for themselves.”
"If I can’t see what information people are accessing about me, there’s a problem — not knowing what happens to that data is an even bigger problem."
“New challenges bring new partners and new allies in fighting for different issues.”
“It's challenging to find a balance — to structure and support the kids that need it, but also give them the freedom to fail and bring their own interests into things.”
Niberca (Gigi) Polo
“In my work in academia, our meetings with Hive networks has helped me expand my research on e-learning, emerging virtual spaces, and digital equity and inclusive practices.”
“I like jazz hands.”
Chris (Spike) Foote
“I believe that we should be working to lower the barriers — to give more people the power to use and create the web.”
Anelda Van der Walt
“The open internet is the thing that makes my job possible — that makes it possible for my company to exist.”
“I'm a biologist doing bioinformatics work — without this kind of openness in science, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do.”
“Media is one of the biggest influences on how girls define themselves. We want them to write and curate content for various distribution channels to inspire healthy conversations and honest perspectives.”
“We're creating offline activities to teach communities about the web, so those without resources and access have opportunities to learn as well.”
“Our idea was to bring in a funhouse element so people can face their fears — to know that even if something is scary at first, it can be a lot of fun.”
“There is always a challenge of creating opportunities for new audiences to participate meaningfully.”
“As awareness increases, so does media literacy, information literacy, data literacy, and the ability to understand and evaluate giant streams of information.”
“I couldn’t have imagined balancing work with the Mozilla project. I'm proud of myself for making it a success — to see the project published for the work that we did.”
“Mozilla has encouraged me to think about things in a different way — to think about how groups can match up, even if they haven't in the past or don't usually.”
“There's a huge disparity in the access teachers have to professional development around computers, the internet, and broadband.”
“We are working with social movements and vulnerable groups — raising awareness about how the internet works, what the risks are, and the power of this tool to fight for more rights.”
“Hacking can seem like such a foreign and threatening term — so we facilitated a workshop which showed how the idea of hacking represents agency and the ability to repurpose, reimagine, and remix.”
“Trabajamos con movimientos sociales y con los grupos más vulnerables — para aumentar la conciencia sobre cómo funciona el internet, cuáles son los riesgos, y del poder de esta herramienta para luchar por más derechos.”
“Internet privacy has been a particular challenge in that the interest and awareness of it is at an all time high — but the grip on it is at an all time low.”