Eleanor Saitta is a hacker, designer, artist, writer, and barbarian. She makes a living and a vocation of understanding how complex transdisciplinary systems and stories fail and redesigning them to fail better. Saitta leads Systems Structure Ltd. (https://structures.systems), a boutique security architecture and strategy consultancy that works with firms seeking to build or grow security practices or specific high-exposure products, advises news organizations and NGOs targeted by nation states, and researches and builds immersive transmedia participation events. She lives at and runs The Attic (https://theattic.fi), a private performance venue for queer art, culture, fashion, and politics in Helsinki, Finland. She works or has worked on the Briar/Bramble distributed messaging system and the Trike security ecosystem modeling tool and methodology.
Saitta is a regular speaker at conferences, universities, and other institutions including the O'Reilly Velocity, KiwiCon, the CCC Congress, Hack in The Box, Transmediale, ToorCon, Knutepunk, HOPE, Arse Electronika, Harvard, Yale, and the London ICA. Her writing, painting and talks can be found at https://dymaxion.org, and she's on Twitter as @Dymaxion.
How should we live together? How do we make a complex, interdependent, infrastructural society less exploitive? In this talk, we'll try to frame questions, if not answers, grounded in the context of the political changes required to mitigate and survive climate change, global fascism, and hypercapitalism.