Freedom can be beautiful.

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Our lives are a string of experiences. Experiences with people and experiences with things. And we, as designers — as the people who craft experiences — we have a profound responsibility to make every experience as beautiful, as comfortable, as painless, as empowering, and as delightful as possible.’

— This is All There Is.

I’m a designer & social entrepreneur creating independent technologies that protect our fundamental freedoms & democracy.

Mainstream technology today is predominantly spyware. This state of affairs is a threat to our individual freedoms and to democracy. We must build independent technologies that protect our privacy and civil liberties.

I’m working at to make one such alternative.

The Camera Panopticon

The Camera Panopticon — Transcript
(32 mins. 16th December, 2014.)



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