weizenbaum conference - practicing sovereignty


there is no digital sovereignty w/o sovereignty (and it boils down to hardware and supply chains)

renata avila pinto - open knowledge as a design principle for a sovereign tech future

she actually makes the parallel between shitty gafam internet and building/housing (the building is about to collapse and the users have to wear clunky PPE while the landlords are not footing the bill)

the community aspect: inclusion in broader terms (different forms of knowledge included) the governance aspect on common assets was completely neglected: example of how they put all face pictures on creative commons, and they were subsequently used for AI training for unrelated purposes. the technology aspect

federated forms of knowledge: collaboration with opensyllabus!

possible digital future: - open - local/federated - sustainable - feminist - generative

claude draude - reconfiguring power relations in socio-technical systems design

“socially-desirable systems design”

computing artifacts must comply with the formal essence of computing, but are also situated. the point is to give those equal weights in the design process.

diffraction: rethink differences beyond essentializing binaries

example: UN Women Campaign Google Autocomplete

an important part is “participation”: who has a say, who benefits, and how?

participating: - in IT design - in the worlds through IT - involuntary

bias happens through: - data - algorithms and models - use - application domain

design approaches: - norms & values - participation - what are the vulnerable groups of a given project (i.e. cosyl)

algorithmic systems are made of: - people -> mapping all shareholders - place -> reproduction of structural inequalities? - power -> how emancipating is the system? - participation -> when is participation happening/not happening?

making different agential cuts, beyond representation and towards performativity

references: - gerd links softdev with intersectionality - paper for diversity in hci - new materialist researches

Ariel Guersenzvaig: - health and AI

is health a value-free notion? is it purely descriptive? is it just statistical normality?

ref: sorting things out, bowker and starr

defining things like health, education, security, is a dialogical approach between what something is, and what something should be. and a conception allows us to offer justifying reasons over a value-judgment, in order to retain epistemic agency

adam greenfield - keynote day 2

paroles, paroles, parolesA

hiig - scholar plus one

govern inclusively: - community-building and community-bridging - mutual relaiance & care - other forms of commoning

scale small: - horizontal support structures - multi-stakeholder ecologies - cooperation instead of competition

finance creatively: - resilience instead of sustainability - diversifying income streeams - common infrastructures

Funding: - long-term and robust funding and subsidies as part of strategy - funding structures by the community - extending funding to margins (small journals, etc)

coaching: - peer-to-peer consulting - streamlining workflows to increase efficiency (not getting bbogged down by software/administration) - analyzing business models and benchmarking

networking: - representing the interests of scholar-led publishers - creating awareness for the labor of editors - regular networking events

open hardware

what is open hardware? it is good documentation:

Open Research Knowledge Graph

digitalize knowledge, not documents!

it’s interesting how they focus on machine- and human-interpretation of content, with a crowd-based approach

Linked scholarly research: - ORCID - - OpenAir