Decidim Fest 2021
Democracy, Technology and Global Justice
Anasuya Sengupta and Paola Ricaurte will hold a dialogue together with Tayrine Dias to discuss data decolonialism. But first, watch the talks, each one of them recorded for Decidim Fest so you can prepare for the debate.
Keynote Paola *video with English subtitles
- The extractivist logic that underlies the current regime of datafication, algorithmic mediation and social automation is a rationality based on the exercise of multiple violences that are masked behind narratives that advocate the possibility of an ethical exercise of technological development without attacking the roots of injustice. Extractivist violence in its multiple dimensions: dispossession of territories, bodies, subjectivity, sensibility, is what sustains capitalism, the development of modernity and hegemonic socio-technical systems. For the purposes of the logic of colonial and patriarchal capital, these models establish in the common-sense conceptions of technology as technical artifacts disarticulated from bodies and territories, as materialities that exist at the margin of people and communities. Talking about extractivist violence is fundamental, firstly, to understand and make visible the different dimensions in which the hegemonic technological model is constructed as a necro-technopolitical regime. Secondly, to explore the possibilities of accessing justice and a dignified life.
- Historical and current structures of power and privilege have rendered the minority majority of the world powerless and have no control over the design, architecture, governance, and curation of much of the Internet. What happens when we focus on the physical and virtual "margins" and work to decolonize the digital as practice, not metaphor?
*This session will be held in English
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