Anders Jensen-Urstad

Greetings! I’m Anders. I do web development and think about data protection.

Contact info

Things I’m doing at the moment

I co-founded Dataskydd.net with Amelia Andersdotter. It’s a Swedish NGO working to promote data protection and privacy. Some ongoing projects I’m in charge of:

I also do all the technical stuff for Världsbiblioteket, a small library in Stockholm, Sweden focused on non-Western literature.

Photography

I spent 2005–2006 studying photography at Kulturama in Stockholm, ran a darkroom with some friends for several years, and exhibited a couple of times. But I never got around to setting up a proper website for my pictures.

I’ve posted photos irregularly to minorshadows.net since 2008; it’s my personal photo journal, of sorts.

For a while I took a whole lot of photos at gigs, and from 2005 I uploaded some of them to Wikimedia Commons, setting them free. Many of them have been in active use on Wikipedia for 10+ years now, and some of them (e.g., Andrew Bird, Sonic Youth, Arcade Fire) I still like.

Notes & articles

Talks

Papers

Previously

Circa 1999–2006 I ran a succession of news/article/forum websites: LinuxQuake.se, LinuxSweden.nu and UNIXSweden.net, which finally became Unix.se, which became a wiki in its final form. There’s a static copy from 2006.

2000–2010 I was system administrator for FragZone, later just FZ.se, Sweden’s oldest and biggest gaming site (still alive and kicking after 20 years). I was also contributing editor during a few periods.

During my time as a professional pirate in the European Parliament I was head organizer of European Internet Governance and Beyond on March 20–21 2014, a conference held inside the parliament in Brussels, where I had the great fortune of being able to invite a ton of incredible people; check out the videos.