Speaker Videos: Aaron Swartz Day 2020

Updated November 24, 2020

Speaker Videos Hackathon Videos

This event was streamed live on YouTube and Facebook.

Below are direct links to each speaker’s presentation on the YouTube stream recording.

This year’s hackathon started at 10am on Saturday November 14th.

Now it will just keep going. We had our first meeting on Saturday, November 21, and the meeting notes will be up soon. The next meeting is November 28th at 2pm pst/5pm est. (10 pm GMT).

Speakers:

We will have higher resolution versions of everything soon, so if you’re interested in footage for a project or movie, just let us know.

Start at the very beginning – including the premiere of a new fractal art exhibit by Aaron Turner Thunder Perfect Mind with music from Lunar Spyryt (Feat. Faith Mystic & Lunar Elf).

Lisa Rein, Co-founder of Aaron Swartz Day & Creative Commons – Video of Lisa’s talk

(or read: “What we’ve learned about Aaron’s case these last seven years”)

Brewster Kahle, Co-founder of Aaron Swartz Day & the Internet Archive – Video of Brewster’s talk

The latest and greatest from the Internet Archive

Tracey Jaquith, TV Architect, Internet Archive –  Video of Tracey’s talk

Processing Hype Project (It’s not PHP ;-)

Dr. Jonathan Borden MD, Neurosurgeon & member of the W3C’s RDF Working Group (with Aaron)  – Video of Jonathan’s talk

Cybernetics, Cyberspace and Cybersurgery

Cory Doctorow, Friend of Aaron, Science Fiction Novelist, Journalist and Technology Activist – Video of Cory’s talk

Early Onset Oppenheimers

Mickael E, Lead Developer for SecureDrop Video of Mickael’s talk

The State of the Drop

Danny O’Brien, Director of Strategy, EFF – Video of Danny’s talk

The People’s Pollster (Another of Aaron’s Early Protoypes)

Danny O’Brien, EFF’s Director of Strategy” talks about Aaron’s work supporting political party candidates: and how his innovations could be adapted to today’s polarized world.

Elliot Harmon, Senior Activist, EFF – Video of Elliot’s talk

Why Can’t You Download Videos on YouTube? How a 20-Year-Old Law Stops youtube-dl Users AND Farmers

There’s a tool called “youtube-dl” that lets people download videos from YouTube and other sites. But the Recording Industry of America took it offline using a twenty-year old law called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. This same law stops farmers, creators, hackers, and security researchers from modifying or repairing devices they bought and own — everything from tractors and toasters to smart speakers and smart phones.

Michael “Mek” Karpeles, Internet Archive – Video of Mek’s talk

How To Build a Library in the Matrix

Drini, Internet Archive – Video of Drini’s talk

Library Explorer

Ryan Sternlicht, Educator and Researcher – Video of Ryan’s talk

Privacy and security in the XR future

Freddy Martinez, Policy Analyst, Open The Government Video of Freddy’s talk

Clearview AI: The Shady Company Tracking Your Face Online

Madison Vialpando, Privacy Advocate, Freelancer – Video of Madison’s talk

When Cops Get Hacked: Lessons (Un)Learned from a Decade of Law Enforcement Breaches

When the speakers are over, we will switch over to Twitch to watch Chelsea Manning’s gaming stream: twitch.tv/xychelsea87

The Hackathon started at 10am Saturday, November 14, 2020. Now, it will just keep going…

Below direct links to the hackathon talks within the recording of the youtube stream, by speaker/subject. We will have higher resolution versions of everything soon, so if you’re interested in footage for a project or movie, just let us know.

Start at the beginning – Intro by Lisa Rein

  1. Dave Maass, EFF – Atlas of Surveillance – Background
  2. Dave Maass, EFF – Atlas of Surveillance – How volunteers can help crowd source data
  3. Will Howes, Aaron Swartz Timeline Project
  4. Lisa Rein, Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project
  5. Lisa Rein,  SwartzManning VR Museum, Art Gallery & Funhouse
  6. Internet Archive, Internet Archive’s Scholar – Help the Internet archive test their latest alpha search tool & give them detailed feedback.
  7. Benjamin Fenigsohm, Papermache – an open access publishing platform that enables students to curate a personal portfolio of completed academic work http://www.papermache.fyi/

Hackathoners – you will have an ongoing opportunity to share your projects with the community– during our new weekly Aaron Swartz Day virtual meetings that will start November 21st at 2pm pst/5pm est and continue, every Saturday, thereafter.

We will be adding projects every day and listing them here. If you wish to include your project – let us know – and, if you’d like, you can give a little presentation about it, during our super short weekly meetings.

10:00 am – 12pm – Pacific Time

Intro to various Aaron Swartz Day’s Hackathon projects:

– Atlas of Surveillance – EFFs Dave Maass, Madison Vialpando and others – Crowdsourcing surveillance data for the Atlas of Surveillance

Aaron Swartz Timeline Project – add to our ongoing project about Aaron’s life that will live on the website and also in the SwartzManning VR Experience

Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project

SwartzManning Virtual Reality Museum, Art Gallery & Funhouse

Internet Archive’s Scholar – Help the Internet archive test their latest alpha search tool & give them detailed feedback

Papermache – an open access publishing platform that enables students to curate a personal portfolio of completed academic work

More in the pipeline coming soon :)

It’s not to late to add your project to this list – this is just what we could confirm for sure as of November 14th.

Virtual Hackathon Starts November 14, 2020