We can intentionally build and improve the sociotechnical systems of which we are a part, or we can be haphazard in the worlds we create. The things which we personally find fulfilling and useful may not hold true at scale. This talk lays a framework for approaching societal-level change through being scientifically minded and taking active steps to test and implement greater equality and autonomy while respecting both.
Weaponized Social was a series of events, discussions, actions, and surrounding community over the course of 2015 used to examine the network effects of human interaction, to encourage the healthy and to deweaponize the powerful tools at our fingertips. This talk reviews the lessons we learned about inequalities and institutional violence, the processes and tools for exploiting or combatting it, and personal responsibility.