A Feminist Geopolitics of Technology

Lecture / Panel
Open to the Public

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NYU Department of Technology, Culture and Society Presents: A Feminist Geopolitics of Technology in celebration of the publication of Media Ruins by Margaret Jack 

A conversation between Prof. Margaret Jack, Seyram Avle and Akash Kapur

From the United States to China, from Facebook and Huawei, a rise in digitally mediated authoritarianism, nationalism, and populism around the world presents major obstacles for digital governance at scale. The torrent of techno-empires forged by governments and corporate entities alike—presents a continuous assault on the freedom and security of users and citizens within and outside of traditional geographic boundaries. This panel asks: what are ways to encourage more sensitive and generative approaches to analyzing the conditions and dimensions of a shifting geopolitics of technology? How might we share stories of caring, thriving, and grounded alternatives? We hope to foster and support initiatives that encourage personal agency and living the full human experience amid inequality and structural violence.