San Francisco 2019 – Speaker Videos

Update December 1, 2019: this page is a work in progress!

Videos are going up a few a day – all week long :)

11:00 – 11:15 – Brewster Kahle (Founder, Internet Archive) New features & tools at the Internet Archive (Video: YouTube, Internet Archive)

11:15-11:30 – Tracey JaquithPods, Pods, & Diversity at the Internet Archive (Video: YouTube, Internet Archive)

Tracey Jaquith – Diversity at the Internet Archive (YouTube, Internet Archive)

11:30-12:25- Ryan Sternlicht – (Educator, Researcher, Advisor & Maker – Noisebridge) The creation of the next layer of reality -REDUX-2019- “Vision” (Video: YouTube, Internet Archive)

If you follow technology you have probably heard many things about extended reality technology, maybe even my other talks on the subject.  This year’s talk will focusing on the visual quality aspects of XR. I will share some new insight and info I have come across while researching these fields in the past year, in the hopes that it may help you understand the space, and what it could mean for the world.

12:30-12:55 – Matteo Borri (Robots Everywhere, NASA Contractor) – Matteo’s latest inventions and robots and lasers and NASA Mars Rover fun. (Video: YouTube, Internet Archive)

1:05-1:55 – Panel: New advances in providing Open Access to Academic Journals: Brewster Kahle (Founder, Internet Archive), Elliot Harmon (Activism Director, EFF) (Video: YouTube, Internet Archive)

We will summarize some of the important developments in the last year regarding:

1) improved access to traditional academic journals

2) an increase in reputable “open access” peer reviewed journals

3) software such as the “Open Access Button”

4) institutions standing up to Elsevier’s business model (such as UC system)

2:00pm-3:00 pm – Break

FOIAPALOOZA Starts at 3pm

3pm-3:25pm: Mike Katz-Lacabe (Oakland Privacy) (Video: YouTube, Internet Archive)

3:30-3:55 Tracy Rosenberg (Oakland Privacy and Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project) Using Public Records to Watch The Watchers (Video: YouTube, Internet Archive)

The surveillance state can be hard to get your mind around. It’s purpose is to make you feel surrounded on all sides, overpowered and acquiescent. At Oakland Privacy, our saying is that we watch the watchers. We mean it to flip the script on the eternally watching eye and return the favor by doing some persistent monitoring of our own. The secret weapon is public records. Aaron Swartz Day is standardizing and exporting our watch the watchers model so that Oakland is not an anomaly but one among many watchdogs that are flipping the surveillance script on its head.

4-4:25 – Freddy Martinez (Director, Lucy Parsons Labs) After Reform: using FOIA to investigate compliance (Video: YouTube, Internet Archive)

After years of exposing abusive government programs using FOIA, we have seen modest reforms laws in place. We will discuss our work monitoring these “reforms” and how we used FOIA to highlight critical failures in compliance. We will follow what happens after the new laws took effect, and how we continue to use FOIA to monitor their implementation, and also, what happens after all the campaigns have ended, after everyone goes home, and why citizen vigilance is still needed.

4:30- 5:30 – Ryan Shapiro (Property of the People) (Video: YouTube, Internet Archive)

6:00-7:45 Reception & Dinner break (Pizza & wine/beer & cookies)

8 – 9:15 – Evening Speakers

A Statement By Chelsea Manning (As read by Lisa Rein) (Video: YouTube, Internet Archive)

Jen Helsby, Lead Developer, SecureDrop – “The State of the Drop” (remotely) (Video: YouTube, Internet Archive)

Danny O’Brien – The Next Million Aarons — How Do We Widen the Movement? (Video: YouTube, Internet Archive)

Brewster Kahle, Founder, Internet Archive (Video: YouTube, Internet Archive)

Freddy Martinez (Director, Lucy Parsons Labs) (Video: YouTube, Internet Archive)

William Howes (Aaron Swartz Day Team) (Video: YouTube, Internet Archive)

9-11 After Party with Music & Dancing upstairs in the Great Room

Music by Tha Spyryt & Visuals by Projekt Seahorse

New song by Tha Spyryt & Lunar Elf= Lunar Spyryt


November 12-13 2022 at the Internet Archive