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Birgitta Jónsdóttir is an Icelandic Poet-ician who is currently serving as is a member of the Icelandic Parliament for the Pirate Party, and is one of the founders of the party. Birgitta is also the founder and Chairperson of the International Modern Media Institute, better known as IMMI.
She has served in all the major committees in the parliament and is currently a co-chair in the Constitutional & Supervisory committee and a permanent member of the Icelandic delegation to the IPU. Birgitta introduced horizontalism structure in both parties she co-created and has enjoyed experimentation on leaderless politics with strong focus on democracy reform, constitutional rewrite by and for the people of Iceland and direct democracy. She specialises in lawmaking for the 21st century.
Birgitta has worked as a volunteer and activist for various organisations including WikiLeaks, Saving Iceland, and Friends of Tibet in Iceland. She carries on being an activist in Parliament, a Poet and a Nerd. She organised Iceland’s first online broadcast in 1996, was the first female Icelandic web developer and has worked as a publisher in cyberspace for Beyond Borders since 1995.
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Mörður Ingólfsson is the CEO of 1984 hosting, an Icelandic ISP. He lives in New York City, but works on the Internet. A jack of many traits, he spent many years studying literature while riding fast motorcycles. Now he’s rather relaxed, but still quotes the sagas on occasion.
Smári McCarthy was Executive Director at IMMI 2012-2013. He was a co-founder of the Icelandic Digital Freedoms Society in 2008 with the aim of promoting digital rights, free culture, free software, and free hardware in Iceland. In 2011 he co-founded the Constitutional Analysis Support Project (CAST). He has worked on developing and spreading digital fabrication technology through Fab Labs and Hacker Spaces. He’s very passionate about systems and information, and having grown up on the Internet, he feels it’s very important to protect it.
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