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The role of activism in ICT for Sustainability

The role of activism in computing for ______

Paper is here: http://www.citrenz.ac.nz/conferences/2014/pdf/2014ITx_21_CITRENZ_Mann_37.pdf
Quotes from http://sustainablelens.org/

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The role of activism in ICT for Sustainability

  1. 1. The role of activism in ICT for Sustainability Samuel Mann Shane Gallagher Nell Smith
  2. 2. Computing for ________
  3. 3. Activism as a term
  4. 4. Activism as a term
  5. 5. Activism as a term
  6. 6. Activism as a term
  7. 7. Activism as a term
  8. 8. Activism as a term
  9. 9. Activism as a term
  10. 10. Different roles
  11. 11. Different roles
  12. 12. Different roles
  13. 13. Credibility
  14. 14. Credibility
  15. 15. Credibility
  16. 16. Credibility
  17. 17. Objectivity
  18. 18. Objectivity
  19. 19. Objectivity
  20. 20. Objectivity
  21. 21. Objectivity
  22. 22. Objectivity
  23. 23. Objectivity
  24. 24. Objectivity
  25. 25. Objectivity
  26. 26. Objectivity
  27. 27. Colourful communication
  28. 28. Colourful communication
  29. 29. Colourful communication
  30. 30. Colourful communication
  31. 31. Colourful communication
  32. 32. Privilege and responsibility
  33. 33. Privilege and responsibility
  34. 34. Privilege and responsibility
  35. 35. Privilege and responsibility
  36. 36. Privilege and responsibility
  37. 37. Passion for change
  38. 38. Passion for change
  39. 39. Passion for change
  40. 40. Passion for change
  41. 41. Different levers, all focussed on good
  42. 42. Different levers, all focussed on good
  43. 43. Different levers, all focussed on good
  44. 44. Different levers, all focussed on good
  45. 45. Different levers, all focussed on good
  46. 46. Different levers, all focussed on good
  47. 47. Different levers, all focussed on good
  48. 48. Different levers, all focussed on good
  49. 49. Beyond activism
  50. 50. Beyond activism
  51. 51. Beyond activism
  52. 52. Beyond activism
  53. 53. Beyond activism
  54. 54. Beyond activism
  55. 55. Learnings • There is an expectation that we should be engaged in trying to make a better world. This expectation may be motivated by responsibility to society or by external factors such as academic responsibility. • Activism is a spectrum of behaviour from working within the current paradigm to deliberately interfering with the current paradigm directly (direct action) - all are working to change something upon which we hold a passion. • Typically, ICT has too narrow a focus on technological materialist fixes within the current socio-economic paradigm. The entire ICT sector’s challenge is to broaden its focus and innovate for sustainable solutions that create new paradigms. • Sustainable HCI should be a transformative process of citizen re-engagement with the economy, society and environment.
  56. 56. Learnings • Individuals should use current skill sets to inform and engage as an activist; the hyphenated activist. • Engaging as an activist does not require an abandonment of objective science (although some question whether objectivity is possible regardless). • Computing for Sustainability Activism is positive problem-solving. • HCI enables individuals to build communities as well as examine the power imbalances and structural barriers that prevent positive sustainable change to take place, shifting the focus from the individual to the community as the agent of change. • We are a long way from computer science being considered a normative science in its own right, until then we shall have to adopt an activist lens and label activities as computing for something.

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The role of activism in computing for ______ Paper is here: http://www.citrenz.ac.nz/conferences/2014/pdf/2014ITx_21_CITRENZ_Mann_37.pdf Quotes from http://sustainablelens.org/

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