Welcome To The World Wide Web — Navigation
Since the dawn of time, maps have been an essential tool for humans to share information and navigate the unknown. Thanks to the democratisation of satellites and large scale projects like Google Maps, the world has never been depicted as thoroughly and detailed as today.
In this session, we explore how the accessibility of maps is used to empower the next generation on the Internet. We’re also looking at how maps are fostering social change in Africa. And we investigate the role of maps for people in Syria searching for a better home.
Guiding questions for the session:
- How do we find our way?
- What are the local differences?
- When do people use maps?
- Who creates these maps?
- Why are maps important?
Bruno Sánchez-Andrade Nuño (ES / BLN)
Bruno is a scientific advisor committed to bringing the maximum possible value of science to society. With a background as chief scientist of Mapbox (www.mapbox.com) and VP for social impact at Satellogic (www.satellogic.com), Bruno has profound and tangible knowledge about the creation of maps and how maps are used to create social impact across the world.
Emily Jacobi (U.S)
Emily is passionate about leveraging technology to empower marginalised communities. Prior to founding Digital Democracy (https://www.digital-democracy.org/), she worked for Internews Network, AllAfrica.com and as Assistant Bureau Director for Y-Press. Working directly with grassroot organisations and marginalised tribes in the Amazonian rainforest, Emily knows the power of maps to protect our environment and human rights.
Welcome to the World Wide Web
In this series of conversations, we explore how digital technologies empower people across the world, looking at everything from out-of-the-box ideas, cultural norms, to certain phenomena that define digital life.
In doing so, we strive to better understand how the Internet of the future will enable more people to live better lives and use these different environments as a mirror to reflect upon our own digital behaviours.
We’ll look into key technologies (mobile, voice, AI), human needs (physiological, safety, belonging) and cultural norms (traditions, religions, societal structures) that shape the online experience for the next generation on the world wide web.
We’ll do this across 3 sessions that focus on 3 different but fundamental cultural techniques:
Co-matter connects, educates and invests in community leaders around the globe. Our mission is to help people participate, share and create value together.