Claire L. Evans is a LA-based writer, musician and the author of Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet. She’s also one of the most articulate and witty people we’ve met to reflect on the state of the Internet today.
When we first met Claire in Copenhagen last year, we were particularly intrigued by the stories she captured about how the first online communities came about in the 70s, 80s and 90s. It made us think: what can we learn from these early examples for how we connect online today?
So we hopped on a transcontinental call with Claire to find out. We talked about how she met the women who built the internet, how they translated traditional communication formats to the digital world, and what we can learn from early virtual communities about power dynamics, politics and gender bias today.
To learn more about Claire and her book, check her website.