Producer of the “Library Bytegeist” podcast: https://soundcloud.com/librarybytegeist

Co-founder of Kolo, a coffee shop coop in Helsinki: https://www.facebook.com/kolohelsinki/

Producer of the Sauna Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/mollycait/sauna-interview-with-sebastian

CryptoParty Helsinki organizer: https://www.cryptoparty.in/helsinki

Founder of Salakirjasto: Helsinki’s Hidden Library: http://salakirjasto.org/

Developer of the Association of Research Libraries Web Accessibility Toolkit: accessibility.arl.org


Schwartz, M. (September 2017). “To Stand a Chance”: Quantum Uncertainty and Religious Conversion in Michel Houellebecq’s Submission. In Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies. 43.2: 297-324.

Belli. L, Schwartz. M. Louzada L. (2017). “Selling your Soul while Negotiating the Conditions: From Notice and Consent to Data Control by Design.” In The Health and Technology Journal. Springer-Nature.

Conversations from the Sauna: On Privacy, Openness, Nudity, and Coming Together – January 7, 2016 – Openness: Politics, Practice, Poetics

Interview with the director of Finland’s first “Open Film” – September 25, 2016 – Medium.com

Contributor to MyData – A Nordic Model for human-centered personal data management and processing (white paper) – June 2015 – Finland’s Ministry of Transportation and Communcations

Free trade doesn’t have to be a trade secret – June 10, 2015 – R Street Institute

DMCA Is Turning Ownership Into ‘Loanership’ – May 5, 2015 – Real Clear Policy

Parliament’s lone Pirate wants copyright restrictions to walk the plank – April 7, 2015 – R Street Institute

The Challenges and Opportunities of Designing National Digital Services for Cross-Border Use – August 2015 – Human-Computer Interactive International

Fair Use: Getting by with a little help from our friends – February 26, 2015 – R Street Institute

Tools for Transparency in Copyright Law – January 23, 2015 – Real Clear Policy

Looking forward to 2015: GLAMs and the Creative Commons Movement – January 13, 2015 – AvoinGLAM

Why we need to get DATA Act Standards Right – December 19, 2014 – R Street Institute

Gone Google: Europe is pushing to limit Internet companies – December 12, 2014 – R Street Institute

Should we have to declare our emails at customs? The ITC says yes. –  October 30, 2014 – R Street Institute

Is all-or-nothing better than nothing at all? – October 10, 2014 – R Street Institute

The unfortunate rise of data protectionism – September 25, 2014 – R Street Institute

Turkish right and digital delights: an IGF recap – September 10, 2014 – R Street Institute

The ‘right to be forgotten’ and the quagmire of global Internet regulation – September 2, 2014 – R Street Institute

Democracy and open data: are the two linked? – May 22, 2014 – Congressional Data Coalition

Public Access vs. Open Access – April 17, 2014 – Congressional Data Coalition

Notes from the Forum – Day 2 – November 6, 2013 – Digital Library Federation

Notes from the Forum – Day 1 – November 5, 2013 – Digital Library Federation

IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013: A Tale of Trends – August 22, 2013 – Council on Library and Information Resources

The Bright Side of Competition – December 5, 2012 – Council on Library and Information Resources

Embracing Archivists’ Toolkit to Implement EAD – Fall 2012 – University of Maryland Digital Repository


Designing a Media Studio @599 — January 22, 2017 — INST-INT, New Orleans, LA

Challenges for the Data-Driven Society — November 30, 2016 — DigiGov, Stockholm, Sweden

Host of the MyData 2016 conference — August 31 – September 2, 2016 — MyData 2016, Helsinki, Finland

Data Détente: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities in Trans-Atlantic Data Flows – March 31, 2016 – RightsCon, San Francisco, CA

MyData: A Human-Centric Approach for Organizing Personal Data – October 7, 2015 – Digital Signatures & Identities Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark

MyData: A Human-Centric Approach for Organizing Personal Data – July 1, 2015 – OpenData.ch conference, Bern, Switzerland

MyData, Your Data, and Privacy Innovations – March 25, 2015 – RightsCon, Manila, Philippines

“Your Laws, Your Data: Making Government More Open” – March 13, 2015 – SXSW, Austin, TX

MyData, Your Data – March 9, 2015 – Open Knowledge Finland MyData Breakfast, Helsinki, Finland

Knowledge Without Borders – March 6, 2015 – Fulbright Forum, Jyväskylä, Finland

“The Right to be Remembered” – November 2014 – Being Human Festival, London, England

“Smart and Social: New Media and Your World” – November 2014 – Young Ambassadors Program, Helsinki, Finland

“From Sauna to Social Media: How People Connect” – October 2014 – American Voices Seminar, Turku, Finland

“User- generated experiences: how automated platforms for content creation and sharing has transformed information access” – September 2014 – National Library of Finland Usability Working Group Seminar, Helsinki, Finland

“New Voices in Digital Curation” – April 2014 – Maryland Institute for Technology and the Humanities, College Park, MD

“Access for All in a Digital World” – January 2014 – American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

“Equity and Inclusion in Information Access: Libraries and Digital Accessibility” – January 2014 – Association of Research Libraries Diversity in Leadership Symposium, Philadelphia, PA

“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations” – August 2013 – International Federation of Library Associations World Library and Information Congress, Singapore

“Embracing Archivists’ Toolkit to Implement EAD” – October 2012 – Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Richmond, VA


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