Hi! I’m Paulina, an Ed.M. student in the Technology, Innovation, and Education cohort at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. I’m also an RA with Youth and Media at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. My background is in classroom education and digital literacies, although lately I’ve been interested in libraries, museums, and other places of informal learning. Although my work deals with young people and their privacy, it is often construed as a concern for social privacy, and I’m curious about some of the questions around surveillance and privacy relating to institutions and corporations.
On The Day We Fight Back, I emailed my legislators and circulated the notice among my social media networks (Fight for the Future makes it very easy to do so). I also have the Internet Defense League‘s “cat signal” installed on websites I manage, which is an easy way to be an activist (or “slacktivist,” as it were). I remember being involved with the SOPA/PIPA debate, and in comparison, “The Day We Fight Back” seemed much quieter. Given that we have visualizations of the media generated around SOPA/PIPA, I’m wondering how visualizations of “The Day We Fight Back” would look like, in comparison.