Untitled-3This blog post series is a response to the over-emphasis of the revolutionary potential of technology in the debate around the consequences of datafication. We wish this to become a vibrant debate with the contribution of diverse voices from academia and practice. Contact kersti@data-activism.net if you would like to contribute.

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[blog] Tech, data and social change: A plea for cross-disciplinary engagement, historical memory, and … Critical Community Studies

March 29, 2018

Kersti R. Wissenbach | March 2018 It has been a while since I first got my feet into the universe of technology and socio-political change. Back then, coming from a critical development studies and communication science background, I was fascinated by the role community radio could play in fostering dialogue among communities in remote areas, … Read more

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[blog] Can We Plan Slow – But Steady – Growth for Critical Studies?

May 3, 2018

Author: Charlotte Ryan (University of Massachusetts, Lowell/Movement-Media Research Action Project), member of the DATACTIVE ethics board. This is a response post to the blog ‘Tech, data and social change: A plea for cross-disciplinary engagement, historical memory, and … Critical Community Studies‘ written by Kersti Wissenbach. To maximize technologies’ value in social change efforts, Kersti Wissenbach … Read more

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[blog] Making ‘community’ critical: Tech collectives through the prism of power

July 2, 2018

Author: Fabien Cante In her recent blog post, Kersti Wissenbach expresses her frustration with the field of “civic tech,” which, as she puts it, remains far more focused on the “tech” than the “civic.” This resonates with me in many ways. I write as someone who is possibly more of an outsider to the field … Read more

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[blog] Growth for Critical Studies? Social scholars, let’s be shrewder

July 17, 2018

Author: Miren Gutierrez This is a response the call for a critical community studies  ‘Tech, data and social change: A plea for cross-disciplinary engagement, historical memory, and … Critical Community Studies‘ by Kersti Wissenbach and the first contribution to the debate  ‘Can We Plan Slow – But Steady – Growth for Critical Studies?’ by Charlotte … Read more