Join Internet Society Foundation Program team members, Shayna and Paige, in exploring the many facets of the Internet and its power as a force for good in the world.
Listen as they copy you in on interviews with experts, thoughtful stories from around the globe, and trending topics about everyday digital life.
Episode 4 – The cost of exclusion
17 December 2021
Shayna and Paige are joined by their Foundation teammate, Julia Plume, as they discuss daylight savings and UTC. Paige interviews Teddy Woodhouse and Ana María Rodríguez, two researchers on the World Wide Web Foundation's Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) research program, about their new report on the digital gender divide and the monetary costs of excluding women and girls from the Internet.
Episode 3 – BOLT: Building Opportunities & Leveraging Technology
17 November 2021
Shayna and Paige chat about Wikipedia, coding, and the new BOLT Grant Program at the Internet Society Foundation. Shayna interviews Jessica Clark, the Executive Director of Dot Connector Studio, about the the future of the Internet and who is still not connected in 2030.
Episode 2 – Lego My Blockchain
17 October 2021
Shayna and Paige talk about who owns emojis and what exactly is a blockchain. Shayna interviews David Johnson, a university lecturer, researcher and grantee of the Internet Society Foundation's Research Program. David, based in Cape Town, South Africa, walks us through a definition of blockchain and discusses his research project titled, Can decentralized blockchain-based economic systems incentivize vulnerable communities to create and grow their own networking infrastructure, services, and content?
Episode 1 – Zoom University
17 September 2021
Shayna and Paige chat about email signatures, living life online, and more. Paige interviews Dr. Ronda Železný-Green, Internet Society's Global Head of Training and e-Learning, and Diana Mukami, Director of eCampus at Amref Health Africa's Institute of Capacity Development, about teaching and learning on the Internet.
Shayna Robinson is the Program Officer for the Internet Society Foundation’s Research and Innovation Programs as well as the Emergency Response Grant Program. She began working with the Foundation in April of 2020.
Paige Samuels is the Programme Coordinator for the Internet Society Foundation. She began working at the Foundation in May 2021. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was the Research and Program Assistant at American University’s Office of Experiential Learning.