Hasso Plattner Institute named Mei Lin Fung the latest HPI Fellow at the Clean-IT Summit

The Clean-IT Summit is an international platform for the exchange of ideas to make the digital world more sustainable. High-ranking policy and industry leaders engaged in a dialogue with academia and civil society to address the pressing issue of how digital technologies can support the fight against climate change and what needs to be done to reduce Read More

The Rehumanize Institute Releases “Ethics at Work: Dilemmas of the Near Future and How Your Organization Can Solve Them” and announces the launch of the Responsible Business Podcast

Two of our People Centered Internet community members contributed to the brand new anthology Ethics at Work: Dilemmas of the Near Future and How Your Organization Can Solve Them. This series of essays is compiled and edited by Kris Ostergaard. Mei Lin Fung, chair of the People Centered Internet, wrote back to back chapters with Divya Chander, MD PhD.and Faculty Chair for Neuroscience at Singularity University.  Mei Lin’s chapter was on Human Relationships: The Ethical Heart of Resilient Organizations and Communities and Divya Chander wrote Neural Sovereignty and Neural Rights.

PCI’s Annual Round-Up | 2022

PCI’s Annual Round-Up | 2022 Hi everyone, this is a year-end update from the board of the People Centered Internet This will be a time that will be remembered for generations after us. We have reached the second of the Covid New Years that have upturned our lives. The ways we live, work and play Read More

Thank you for listening.

Kristin Little Presents on Active Listening

DCD Fellow Kristin Little Presents: Listening Dear PCI Community,   I enjoyed sharing some thoughts and approaches to active listening on our community call this past Sunday. I really believe that this topic has something to offer in the pursuit of fruitful Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy and a more people-centered Internet. Thanks, all, for a rich Read More

October Update: Message from Mei Lin

Dear Internauts,

I have some exciting news to share this month, but first, I want to take a trip back in time: Just over 50 years ago in 1969, the first two nodes of the Internet were connected. This would begin a long series of innovations, like the TCP/IP specification developed by our PCI co-founder, Vint Cerf and the vision of Douglas Engelbart’s “Mother of all Demos.” People-Centered Internet was founded in 2015 in the same spirit of “participation by all” to ensure the Internet continues to be “a force for good in the world.”

Last year’s Internet Governance Forum in Berlin catalyzed a new area of focus for PCI on “Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy,” supporting the recommendations of the United Nations’ High Level Panel. Fabrizio Hochschild, Doreen Bogdan, Vint Cerf, Hinrich Thoelken, and I envisioned an informal network of those working to augment traditional diplomacy with the connections that technology enables and building on the spirit that energized the original spread of the Internet in the 1980s and ’90s.

Sustainable Development Goals

PCI to Co-produce [email protected] Conference

Palo Alto, CA, Sept. 23, 2020 — People-Centered Internet, a California-based 501(c)3 organization with a mission to “put humanity at the center of the Internet,” is co-hosting [email protected], and Mei Lin Fung is Chairing the Opening Day. Our Founding Chair, Vint Cerf will be part of the event from 8 to 10 a.m. and make closing remarks at 9:45 am Eastern.

The event is free to attend and kicks off with Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy Day on Thursday, Sept. 24 and closes on Oct. 2. As part of the celebration of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary, speakers from across the globe will usher in a new era for a personal commitment to acting on science, technology, and art in an interconnected and interdependent way.

The goal of the dialogues is to shift the culture of science to be more human, and to share our hopes and inspiration so that each of our actions on the micro scale will lead to a macro effect.

The Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy Day session is divided into three acts: The Art of Learning, The Art of Health, and The Science of Thriving. Dozens of leaders from across the public and private sector will present their perspectives on how to bring art and humanity to the center of progress. Their expertise and priorities will help guide forward the vision and priorities for executing on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

People-Centered Internet is uniquely positioned to co-host this event by leveraging changemakers and resources from across sectors and nations — all while keeping our people-centered vision at the heart of the conversation.

The culmination of the event is a call to action for volunteers to “Connect to Thrive” and bring expertise and resources to this momentous effort. PCI encourages attendees to use the hashtag #Connect2Thrive to tune into updates and conversation.

Connecting Kenya: A Conversation with Bitange Ndemo

Ndemo is known as a pioneer for Internet access in Kenya. He led the establishment of TEAMS, the fiber optic cable system from Mombasa to Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, linking Kenya to the rest of the world. The history of the effort to create TEAMS, it turns out, relied on government investment and trust for Ndemo’s vision.