Tiny Gigantic envisions a world where all people can fully express themselves without the threat of harm, repression, or censorship. A world where the internet is a site of brave and beautiful expression and collective transformation. When we equip people with better digital security and safety, our movements become stronger and more sustainable in the fight against global injustice.
We collaborate with communities to develop strategies to safely and freely use the internet to speak out, redistribute power, and dream together. We do this through security capacity building, research and writing about technology and society, media technology codesign and development, and facilitating and participating in feminist peer-learning spaces.
Founder of Tiny Gigantic, Bex is an enthusiastic breaker and maker of technology for social justice.
As a developer, trainer, and advocate, Bex has worked in digital security and human rights for over 15 years. They were a co-founder of the technology cooperative Research Action Design (RAD), where they developed and practiced codesign of technology and community-led research with grassroots social movements. At this time, Bex also provided privacy and security trainings in collaboration with the New York Public Library and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
At RAD Bex also worked to integrate mobile storytelling into Sandy Storyline—a participatory documentary that collects and shares stories about the impact of Hurricane Sandy. In 2013, Sandy Storyline went on to win The Tribeca Film Festival’s BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Award for Transmedia.
Bex is committed to equitable technology design and development practices. They have collaborated with The Association for Progressive Communications in a global community of women and gender non-binary security practitioners to collect training knowledge in the Feminist Technology Exchange Safety Reboot. They developed codesign courses and practices at the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media and have worked on peer-based-learning networks and convenings such as Undocutech, Out for Change, Astraea CommsLabs, and RightsCon 2015.
Bex holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master's of Information Science from the University of California, Berkeley. They were a 2017-2018 Fellow with Data and Society and a 2017 Fellow with the Open Technology Fund.
A lifelong activist, Bex is a dedicated member of queer and Korean adoptee movements in the U.S. They find inspiration and wisdom in working alongside others with the deep understanding that our liberation is linked.
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