The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) held today its annual symposium at Canòdrom. This was the first face-to-face meeting of this organization since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and gathered members of different national OKFN chapters together with international and local scholars and practitioners interested in open knowledge. Renata Ávila, former collaborator at D-CENT and DECODE projects and current OKFN CEO, kindly invited me to join the last session of the symposium. This was a panel entitled Reclaiming Our Utopia for a Future with Open Knowledge at its Core with:
- Arnau Monterde (Ajuntament de Barcelona)
- Lilly Winfree (Open Knowledge Foundation)
- Tarmo Toikkanen (Open Knowledge Finland)
- Amir Taaki
The conversation was truly excellent as we imagined ongoing and future challenges of the open knowledge paradigm, which confirmed Venkatasubramanian’s law on asymptotic Marxism: “any discussion about AI and bias will eventually with probability one end in advocating the end of capitalism”.