Hans de Zwart

Speaker profile

Hans de Zwart
Director

Hans de Zwart is director of the Dutch digital civil rights organization Bits of Freedom. In the past he was Shell's Senior Innovation Adviser for Global HR and Learning Technologies, before that a Moodle consultant for Stoas Learning and he started his career as a Physical Education teacher at a highschool in Amsterdam.

He operates on the intersections between technology (which he prefers to be "open"), digital rights, innovation and education. He believes that technology is never neutral and that design matters. He wished he was the first one to write that "technology creates feasibility spaces for social practice" (he wasn't...).

You can always come and talk to him about: the most recent book you have read, juggling, McLuhan, philosophy, free self-hosted software, dominoes, or The Big Lebowski.

He reads in public and tweets occasionally.

Videos

re:publica 2015