An important and inspiring event at the University of Twente: employees, scientists and students are discussing how we are going to reduce the environmental footprint of our institution, without decreasing our societal impact.

Today, we discuss how we can pay the true price for business flights by the .

I hope the UT will implement ambitious plans to actually lead by example. And I hope others will follow.

For mitigating the , we need our institutions to change.

Free and interesting download from PBL, the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency:

Visualising knowledge - Lessons from 25 years of policy-related data visualisation



I recommend it if you are interested in policy-making in general, as data visualisation is a key tool to lay the foundation of knowledge to build policies on!

Data visualisations can be very insightful, and provide a lot of information in an accessible way.

The mastodon.utwente server will go down (see, so I will move my account within the next month. Usually, when moving accounts you only move followers and following. Is there any way to move my toots to a new account, or is there a pretty webviewer of a mastodon archive so that I can publish (a selection of) my old public toots, from my exported archive, on my website? Thanks in advance (:

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A very interesting symposium by (Twente University Center for Cybersecurity Research) for the honorary doctorate of Jaya Baloo.

This afternoon we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the University of Twente!

There, Prof. Debra Roberts, co-chair of IPCC Working Group 2 (vulnerability of socioeconomic and natural systems to , consequences, and adaptation options), who gave a wonderful lecture yesterday, will also receive an honorary doctorate.

Agnes Crepet, head of IT and software longevity at @Fairphone:
"We don't want to be the only brand who makes a fair phone. Tesla, Volvo & Google also joined our fair cobalt alliance!"

Tin Geber, strategy director at Greenhost: "A result of marketing yourself as an ethical company is that within the company, every tiny choice is discussed to see if it aligns with our values."

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A fantastic panel of 5 stars at day 1 of the @pubconf, !

Melanie Rieback, CEO at non-profit Radically Open Security: "Business is one of the most effective forms of activism".

@daphnemuller, support lead at @nextcloud: "We are the European alternative for Microsoft and Google, who don't collect your data!"

Rik Viergever from MURENA ( @efoundation ).
"We offer ethical software, accessible for the general public."

"In a follow-up investigation, we found that Meta (formerly, Facebook) and TikTok collect hashed personal information from web forms even when the user does not submit the form and does not give consent."

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Very interesting research:

"Users' email addresses are exfiltrated to tracking, marketing and analytics domains before form submission and before giving consent"

-> yes, you read that right, before form submission.

This is an example of how the intransparency of the digital world leads to a huge between normal people and corporations.

Source: NOS

Oehh tempting: Interrail 50-year anniversary - 50% off for 1-,2- or 3-month global pass if you buy a ticket before May 11!

€252 for 1 month of unlimited train travel through Europe sounds great. Where would you go though? Does anyone have tips / recommendations? Has anyone here tried interrailing for a month? Feel free to share your interrail travel plans :D

Any reason to join the is a good one. For microblogging, join . Video creator? Join ! Into pictures? Join ! Into books? Join ! Do you organise events? Join !

You can subscribe to all of those services from one account. It's like following Instagram (Zuck), YouTube (Brin and Page) and Goodreads (Bezos) accounts from Twitter (Musk)!

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OVT: 1e uur: Vijftig jaar na 'Grenzen aan de Groei', OVT 10-04-2022

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Jan Pronk: "Er heerste het idee dat technologie ons hieruit zou helpen."

En dat was in 1972. Ze hadden het over grenzen aan groei, stop van groei van Schiphol en over het stoppen met fossiele brandstoffen.

(Ochtendje hardgelopen met en een JBL Endurance Sprint.)

Next up: Today in Focus: The insect crisis: where did all the bugs go?

Een scherp stuk over cash geld:

"Niet alleen het publieke geld verdwijnt, het geld verdwijnt überhaupt. In plaats van geld is er nu financiële informatie. Die kan verbindingen aangaan met andere informatie, wat waarde oplevert voor anderen, en zo ben je al snel duurder uit. Betaal je via een card, dan geef je persoonsgegevens en transactiegegevens weg. Betaal je via gezichtsherkenning op je telefoon, dan geef je er nog eens biometrische gegevens bij cadeau."

Volt Münster came to Enschede to help with our campaign. We had workshops to discuss cultural differences and regional political topics. Thanks so much for being here! 💜

We work together, as !


Toch wel speciaal. Eerst lid worden van een partij, mensen leren kennen, interne discussies voeren, meeschrijven aan het beleidsprogramma, daarna aan het verkiezingsprogramma, aanmelden als kandidaat-raadslid, het vertrouwen krijgen van Volt-leden, en nu staat ons team op deze kandidatenlijst die iedereen in Enschede in de bus krijgt.

Nu hopen we op het vertrouwen van inwoners van Enschede. Dan hopelijk als volksvertegenwoordiger aan de slag in de gemeenteraad!

Hier wat boeken die me veel hebben gebracht (of waar ik erg naar uitkijk om uit te lezen :)

Heb jij aanraders?

Het is internationale vrouwendag. Op naar meer vrouwen in de politiek!

Vind jij dat ook?
en !

Voor iedereen die de oorlog in Oekraïne wil volgen (een geopolitiek perspectief) kan ik deze podcast aanraden. Vandaag de hele dag buiten geweest, maar deze oorlog gaat ons allemaal heel hard raken. Dan is het fijn om na zo'n dag even een update te krijgen.

Luister maar eens de laatste paar afleveringen terug..

Deze klote-oorlog lijkt me een goede drijfveer om politiek actief te worden. Als jij de wereld niet zelf actief vormgeeft, doet een ander het.

Elected president Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine to the European Parliament:

"We have a desire to see our children alive. I think it a fair one. [..]. Without you, Ukraine is going to be lonesome. We have proven our strength, we have proven that in our essence, we are exactly the same as you are. So do prove that you are with us. Do prove that you will not let us go. Do prove that you indeed are Europeans. Then, life will win over death and light will win over darkness."

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