In 2018, I launched Observed City, a newsletter rounding up data privacy, art, tech and activism goings-on in Birmingham UK.
The first issue was published in March 2018 and the archive can be found here on https://tinyletter.com/ObservedCity/archive. It ran regularly for six months and then stopped in April 2019, because sustainability is hard. Occasional updates may still be sent. Sign-up here to subscribe.
Observed City was part of being a Mozilla Open Leader in 2018, learning how to work openly towards a healthy and open Internet and also provide a path for collaboration among a global community. The end documentation was a guide for people in other regions to help them kick-start their own data privacy projects.
Other outcomes included forming a collaboration with a local academic and running a data discussion group called The Interrogang over six months, and an open day featuring a data privacy exhibition at Stirchley Library in conjunction with Open Rights Group Birmingham.
- How to start a data privacy conversation in your city – a bulletpoint guide
- Launching Observed City and learning to work open with Mozilla
- Data detox day at Stirchley Library
- Pop-up Glass Room comes to Brum
- DATA stories from Birmingham UK
- How do you engage a city of a million people on data privacy?
- More data privacy tagged posts
- Observed.City posts