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Thanks for a great FSCONS 2017! Here you can see recorings of most of the talks:

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FSCONS: The Free Society Conference

A meeting place for social change, focused on the intersection between technology, culture and society. The conference brings together people from a wide range of fields, and merges the technical with the social, seeking both to activate and challenge. Your input in open discussion and brainstorming are as important as the talks given during the conference.

Here are some highlights of the awesome schedule we are excited to share with you:


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Linda Sandvik

@hyper_linda, Code Club co-founder, part of the Brexodus.

Linda likes solving problems that make the world a better place and has a passion for open data, open knowledge, citizen science and serious games. Come to her talk, and discover your natural affinity for teaching yourself new things.

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Vladan Joler

@TheCreaturesLab and Share Lab

Vladan and his Share Labs have mapped the power relations of Facebook CEOs, metadata explorations into browsing histories, quantifying political information warfare and creating stunning and insightful infographics of this data-driven research at

Meet Linda and Vladan at FSCONS, get your ticket today at

Speaker highlights:

Jérémie Zimmermann, La Quadrature du Net online freedom organization, will speak about Hacking With Care, a collective composed of hackers-activists, caregivers, artists, sociologist, growing quite literally by contact and affinity.

Bradley Kuhn, free software activist, president of the Software Freedom Conservancy, on the Board of Directors of the Free Software Foundation, editor in chief of, will explain how the basis of free software and free culture licensing is crumbling.

Øyvind Kolås @hodefoting pippin, award-winning creator of digital media tools, GIMP/GEGL developer, digital artist. Learn how to create minimal graphical operating environments with Øyvind.

Vinay Gupta, @hexayurt, re.silience security in critical infrastructure, Ethereum release coordinator.

Have you ever wondered how user interface shapes human identity? Patricia Aas, @pati_gallardo, Vivaldi browser programmer & security noob, fell involuntarily into the media searchlights by asking some hard questions on the lack of transparency in the recent Norwegian goverment electronic vote. You can hear her story at FSCONS.

Patrice Riemens, cultural/Internet activist, 'FLOSSopher', advocate of Free Software, staff member of autonomist journal Multitudes, and member of the Dutch hackers club 'Hippies from Hell'.

Cryptocurrency meets Universal Basic Income: Is this a good idea?

FSCONS also has 20 other speakers speaking on diverse topics ranging from digital activism and internet censorship to digital art and hacking. We also have four hands-on workshops where you can learn video editing, lockpicking, how to make peer-to-peer applications and how to hack with care. This is an intimate conference where you have an opportunity to have a discussion with speakers and other attendees.

FSCONS aims to be an accessible conference, and through the support of Fritt Ord and NUUG Foundation is able to offer tickets at the low price of 750NOK (about 80€) Get your FSCONS ticket today at

Looking forward to seeing you at FSCONS 2017 in November!

FSCONS Norway team

Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit FSCONS exists to provide a meeting place where subjects covering society, culture and technology can be discussed and brought to life in peer discussions, without being confined to each particular subject area. It should provide both the physical and virtual space where people, organisations and governments, with interest in the three subject areas can meet in a participatory and constructive dialogue. The unique combination of topics creates a platform where cross-pollination between the areas can occur, and where new co-operations and thoughts can emerge which allows the participants to find new inspiration even from areas outside of their own.


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