Subhashish Panigrahi

Subhashish Panigrahi is a long-time steward in the Openness movement.


He has led community program design, strategy and communications roles in many noted nonprofits including Wikimedia Foundation, Centre for Internet & Society, Mozilla, and Internet Society. As a National Geographic Explorer and filmmaker, he has produced several documentary films focusing on the protection of indigenous and endangered languages. Through the Yoti Digital Identity Fellowship, he researched the biometric ID landscape of India and created the documentary "MarginalizedAadhaar". An early social changemaker, he founded OpenSpeaks for audiovisual documentation of low-resource languages, and co-founded nonprofit O Foundation. Subhashish currently leads the Law for All Initiative at Ashoka.



Subhashish es administrador desde hace mucho tiempo del movimiento Openness. Ha dirigido funciones de comunicación, estrategia y diseño de programas comunitarios en muchas organizaciones sin fines de lucro destacadas, como la Wikimedia Foundation, el Centre for Internet & Society, Mozilla y la Internet Society. Como explorador y cineasta de National Geographic, ha producido distintos largometrajes documentales centrados en la protección de lenguas indígenas en peligro de extinción. A través de la Yoti Digital Identity Fellowship, ha investigado el panorama de la identificación biométrica de la India y creó el documental MarginalizedAadhaar [Aadhaar marginado]. Fue uno de los primeros creadores de cambio sociales, fundó OpenSpeaks para la documentación audiovisual de lenguajes de bajos recursos y cofundó la organización sin fines de lucro O Foundation. Subhashish actualmente lidera la iniciativa Law for All en Ashoka.

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Reimagining the Politics of Technology Creation: Towards Technology for Belonging
In today’s digital era, technology is restructuring society, catalyzing fundamental shifts across the multitude of systems that define how we relate to one another. Its influence on all spheres of life presents immense possibilities for both belonging and othering. How can we use technology to bridge divides and to include those on the margins? How is technology for belonging created differently than technology that others? How can we better understand the technology tools we use or that are used on us?