Out in the World:
I participated as a panelist in a session (The Future of Work from Home: Internet Governance Post Covid) at the Internet Governance Forum, hosted by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in November.
- Recently finished Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World | Jane McGonigal
- Before that, read Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neill and Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown (highly recommend all three!)
Before the election, I released a book I designed for a family member planning to not vote in the US presidential election. (Update, the family member decided to vote after months of internal family advocacy!) I also volunteered with the ACLU’s People Power phone bank in late October. Earlier in the fall, I spent several weeks learning about technology policy advocacy through my participation in AppCon.
I tested out creating a shop with Shopify and ordered some print-on-demand samples from a couple of companies. The non-Shopify Humanitou shop is now live and includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry items I designed and crafted.
My family and I are a few months in to our unschooling journey. I’m the family CTO. 🙂
I continue to build on my research related to organizations, accelerators, and investors to watch who are making positive social impact in the world and how technology and other business leaders (and parents) have the responsibility to prioritize the cultivation of anti-racist, anti-oppressive organizations (and families). Also recently created a new page outlining why I quit using Facebook several years ago.
I taught myself how to use Google’s Speech-to-Text API in order to run an audio file through to get back a podcast transcript to see if that was a viable solution for Humanitou. (It wasn’t viable, but it sure was a fun challenge. And yes, I did yell and jump up and down with glee when I got my first transcript back.)
I’m finding great value in the Calm app and try to make a daily habit of meditating.
I am signing up for as many CreativeMornings Field Trips as I can.
I’m continuing to incubate an idea (this has been simmering for two and a half years)…and just re-released it with a new name, brand, and website. Introducing Like Hearts Lab!