It’s been a while, and we’ve been busy! I recently spoke at the Critical Themes conference at the New School in New York City. The talk wasn’t recorded, but you can read the paper I wrote for the conference. The paper is a sort of introduction to what I’m calling “identity theory”, and there will be a lot more where that came from.
Beyond that, I also hosted a “Birds of a Feather” session at the April IDESG plenary, where we had a really interesting conversation about the intricacies of pseudonymity/etc within enterprise systems. You can watch the conversation here:
This video is a quick look at an ongoing privacy case involving Yelp and anonymous reviews. Stay tuned for more videos!
After 30c3, I was inspired by some friends to create a video series introducing nyms and many of the aspects I’ve explored in talks and writing. If you like this video and want to see more, let me know! I’ll do my best to expand into all the topics this covers.
Long time no update, but we’ve been busy!
Today I was on “Interactive Technologies” on Ann Arbor’s 88.3 FM WCBN to discuss online identity and NymRights. Lots of great discussion, even though we only had half an hour. Hopefully we’ll get to discuss things on the show again soon!
Link to the show: http://it.sensoryresearch.net/thoughtconduit/archive?id=1711
Also, wanted to give a shoutout to Dazza Greenwood, for his fantastic work on the “Nym Positive” names policy we’re starting to promote. Remember, it’s on github which means anyone canmake a pull request:
We’re also laying the groundwork for a nym related study:
NymRights will be hosting a local meetup on tuesday, August 27th, at sudo room at 7pm!
The address is 2141 broadway, it’s right near the BART. http://www.sudoroom.org for more details.
Have you tried to teach people about NymRights and gotten the response “What’s a nym”? This info flyer is designed to help explain things. It offers basic definitions, and helps answer some common questions.
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Two upcoming events will feature a NymRights related talk:
OHM2013 (Netherlands): July 31-August 4
“The Secret of Nym”: There is currently an effort in many countries to create an identity registry for internet use. In this talk we’ll discuss the newly formed organization, Nym Rights, created to empower people rather than control them. We’ll also explore the nature of names and identity, work to dispel various myths about why people use names online, and show how you can join the effort for free speech and self-expression.
DragonCon (Atlanta, GA): August 30-Sep 2
NymRights panel with lawyer Sarah Downey. Title TBA