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Monday, December 2 • 11:00am - 11:30am
The Question Concerning Ontology - How the values of diverse communities can be embraced in the digital age

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Professor Srinivasan argues that we must re-think the global expansion of technologies away from simple ideas of access and embrace diverse cultural and community-based value systems. This talk explores the ways in which diverse communities on the margins of today's world are re-making and subverting technologies, shaping literacy and development in rural India, indigenous knowledge systems in Native American digital museums, and political revolutions within the Arab Spring. This talk argues that to empower diversity and support social justice and democratization we must pay attention step away from the design laboratories of Silicon Valley and look at the vast ways in which cultures and communities are attempting to engage with the digital age.

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Anne Balsamo

Professor, University of Texas at Dallas
Anne Balsamo is the Dean of the School of Media Studies in the New School for Public Engagement in New York City. Her recent book, Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work (Duke, 2011) examines the relationship between culture and technological innovation, with a particular... Read More →

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Ramesh Srinivasan

Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies and Design|Media Arts, University of California
Ramesh Srinivasan, Associate Professor at UCLA in Design and Media/Information Studies, studies and participates in projects focused on how new media technologies impact political revolutions, economic development and poverty reduction, and the future of cultural heritage. He recently... Read More →

Monday December 2, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Hilton Stockholm Slussen Hotel, Auditorium Guldgränd 8 Box 15270, Stockholm, 10465, Sweden

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