Collusion was a podcast I started with my collaborator Luiza Prado, to explore the intersection of technology, colonialism and power. Producing each episode required a lot of research and synthesis – though this is one project I’d love to get back to one day, for now it’s on hold!
During this project, I realised (yet again) how much of the knowledge I wanted to gain was behind paywalls, and would’ve cost a lot of money for us to access. Friends were able to give us access to those papers, but the system behind it remains - public money is being used to produce knowledge and learnings that are closed off to the majority of us. To highlight this, we produced a version of our second episode with the parts that we learned from closed-access papers beeped out.