Photo of Kate by tris on Flickr
Check out Kate Milberry’s blog: Geeks & Global Justice: Researching tech activism in the global justice movement. Her latest post is about net neutrality in Canada.
Kate describes herself:
I am a social justice activist, doctoral student, and mama living and working in Vancouver, BC. I go to school at Simon Fraser University, and I work under the American philosopher of technology, Andrew Feenberg. In a nutshell, I’m interested in figuring out ways to make a better world. Right now, I’m studying how activists in the global justice movement appropriate technology to achieve their social justice goals. Tech activism has (at least) three simultaneous outcomes: it democratizes technology, it develops democratic practice and it produces an alternative vision of society.
I enjoy her style of accessible and fiesty writing, as well as her perspectives on technology, open source software, open access publishing and feminism. I also respect that she’s not cloistered academic pretending to objectively study activism. She’s in the community living her politics and sharing her ideas with folks. I like that she’s planing on sharing her PhD thesis on a wiki and inviting people to edit, change, or correct her work.