Decolonizing Technology and Society : A Perspective from the Global South

Narayanan, Kulathu Ramaiyer and Anna, Bon and Francis, Dittoh and Lo, Gossa and Pini, Monica and Bwana, Robert and Cheah, Wai Shiang and Baart, Andre (2021) Decolonizing Technology and Society : A Perspective from the Global South. In: Perspectives on Digital Humanism. Springer, pp. 1-10.

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Despite the large impact of digital technology on the lives and future of all people on the planet, many people, especially from the Global South, are not included in the debates about the future of the digital society. This inequality is a systemic problem which has roots in the real world. We refer to this problem as “digital coloniality”. We argue that, to achieve a more equitable and inclusive global digital society, active involvement of stakeholders from poor regions of the world as co-researchers, co-creators and co-designers of technology is required. We briefly discuss a few collaborative, community-oriented technology development projects as examples of trans-disciplinary knowledge production and action research for a more inclusive digital society.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: global digital society, Global South, co-researchers, co-creators and co-designers, equitable and inclusive.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations
Depositing User: Jumat
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2021 06:37
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 06:37

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