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Digital Self-Determination Research Sprint

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 


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Jun 3, 2021

[Video] Digital Self-Determination Research Sprint Showcase

Video from the final session of the Digital Self-Determination Research Sprint, which offered an opportunity to reflect, celebrate, and look ahead.

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May 27, 2021

Building global open-access knowledge on Digital Self-Determination

Research Sprint advances understanding of digital self-determination through international collaboration

Research Sprint advances understanding of digital self-determination through international collaboration

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May 27, 2021

A Deep-Dive on Digital Self-Determination

Rory Torres shares her experience as part of Berkman Klein’s latest global research sprint

Rory Torres shares her experience as part of Berkman Klein’s latest global research sprint

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May 27, 2021

Open Access Resources on Digital Self-Determination

A living syllabus and a Wikipedia entry on digital self-determination allow the work of the Research Sprint live on and embody some of the key elements of digital self…

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May 27, 2021

A New Kind of Newsletter

The Digital Self-Determination Research Sprint ran a weekly newsletter that pulled together insights from speakers, featured key quotes from students, and highlighted some…

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Mar 19, 2021

Research sprint examines “digital self-determination” in increasingly interconnected world

Students from around the globe consider digital self-determination and its meaning and impact on individuals, peoples, cultures, and countries

Students from around the globe consider digital self-determination and its meaning and impact on individuals, peoples, cultures, and countries

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Feb 9, 2021

Call for Participants

Interested in real-world problem-solving, research with impact and networking opportunities? Join our Spring 2021 online research sprint open to Masters- and PhD-level students…


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