Studying the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on local communities with Sarah Kiden

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The podcast which talks to the maverick renegades of the internet.

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About the guest

Sarah Kiden is a researcher and technologist studying the impact of Internet of Things (IoT) technology on local communities. She is part of the OpenDoTT PhD programme from Northumbria University and Mozilla exploring how to build a more open, secure, and trustworthy Internet of Things. Prior to this Sarah was based at Research ICT Africa looking at broadband performance and internet measurements across Africa.

Donation choice

Each guest is asked to nominate an open source project or charity for donations for their episode. Sarah has chosen the Gate Church Carbon Saving Project in Dundee which runs the community fridge she volunteered with as part of her OpenDoTT research.

OpenDoTT IoT research programme

Internet measurements project – Research ICT Africa

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Presentations and findings


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This podcast series looks at the maverick renegades of the internet who are pushing back against big tech monopolies, surveillance capitalism and climate change. People who reject mainstream technology narratives to try and forge a slightly better, less dystopian future for all of us.