Decolonizing Technology and Society : A Perspective from the Global South

Anna, Bon and Francis, Dittoh and Gossa, Lo and Mónica, Pini and Robert, Bwana and Cheah, Wai Shiang and Narayanan, Kulathuramaiyer and André, Baart (2022) Decolonizing Technology and Society : A Perspective from the Global South. In: Perspectives on Digital Humanism. Springer, pp. 61-68. ISBN 978-3-030-86144-5

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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 transdisciplinary knowledge production and action research for a more inclusive digital society.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Information, Communication and Creative Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global South, digital technology, digital society, “digital coloniality.”
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Depositing User: Shiang
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2022 07:10
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2022 01:56

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