18 - Open Views - Ethan Zuckerman, Founder of GeekCorps and Global Voices

Ethan ZuckermanEthan Zuckerman founded GeekCorps, GlobalVoices and is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

After I spoke with Wayan Vota, currently Director of IESC-GeekCorps, about the work of Geekcorps in Mali. I wanted to get some more insights into why Geekcorps came into existence, from the person who founded the organization. But more importantly, I wanted to find out what has been learned from the collaborative model, global volunteerism, and the experiences working in Africa towards a better
society.

Ethan talked to me for almost 90 minutes, about his GeekCorps experiences, his work with the Berkman Center, and his ongoing work as a global activist. This is the abbreviated 45 minute version of the interview. The longer version is available by request.