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Jenny Ryan

Omni Commons, People's Open Network
Co-founder, Community Organizer & Treasurer
Jenny Ryan is co-founder, community organizer & treasurer of both the Omni Commons and the People's Open Network. She works alongside organizations to build human and communications infrastructure. She connects grassroots communities and global initiatives rooted in the shared struggle to reclaim the commons, create public spheres through the cultivation of open spaces, and enable direct democracy through principles of federation and open source or Read/Write culture. Her past research includes an extensive ethnography of online social networking, the legal and ethical dimensions of problematic online content, and posthuman anthropological explorations of how the dead live on online.