As our world becomes increasingly digitally networked, deeper examination and understanding is required on important dimensions of self-determination, from control over our personal data to self-expression, participation in civic life and the digital economy, relationship-building, and our health and well-being.
From March to May 2021, we co-hosted a virtual program that convened 25 student participants from 21 countries spread over six continents and paired them with Berkman Klein Center and Digital Asia Hub staff, Network of Center affiliates, and subject matter experts, to explore and examine digital self-determination.
Through engaging sessions with expert speakers and ongoing projects, participants engaged in critical dialogue about how to define and understand the problems and potential of digital self-determination.
This Research Sprint was part of the Ethics of Digitalization project led by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), the Berkman Klein Center, and the Digital Asia Hub, and in collaboration with the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers (NoC).
Program Contributors Juan Diego Ardila, Angelica Balanta, Satchit Balsari, Brigitte Benoit-Landale, Alessio Bertolini, Beatriz Botero Arcila, Tiago Carneiro Peixoto, Bernardo Caycedo, Fiona Cece, Sidharth Chauhan, Sandra Cortesi, Yves Daccord, Bertrand De La Chapelle, Nighat Dad, Roger Dubach, Lance Eaton, Stefan Feuerriegel, Christian Fieseler, Mark Findlay, Urs Gasser, Sarah Genner, Satdeep Gill, Isaac Johnson, Jenny Korn, Malavika Jayaram, Megan Kelleher, Danil Kerimi, Reuben Langevin, Dev Lewis, Andres Lombana, Christoph Lutz, Sabelo Mhlambi, Bryan Newbold, Andrea Owe, Lorrayne Porciuncula, Nydia Remolina Leon, Nagla Rizk, Jaclyn Sawyer, Adrienne Schmoeker, Nishant Shah, Wolfgang Schulz, Lis Sylvan, Julian Thomas, Lokman Tsui, Santiago Uribe, Stefaan Verhulst, Kerstin Vokinger, Andrew Young