Decolonial Computing

11/04 Friday | 9am

NYU’s Media, Culture and Communication Department and the Institute for Public Knowledge invite you to join us for a colloquium on decolonial computing.

Calls to wrest the history and anthropology of computing, information technology, and digital media away from eurocentric analyses have been raised in the fields of STS and media studies over the last decade. We propose to revisit discussions that take us beyond the dominant developmentalist approaches to technology in the global South, weighing the gains that have been made to incorporate decolonial theory and practice. Our speakers present research focusing on questions of power, authority and legitimacy from both historical perspectives on global technological encounters and the contemporary context of 21st century capitalism.

1:30 pm
Welcome and Logic of Mini-Conference
Paula Chakravartty & Mara Mills, NYU

1:45 pm
Anita Say Chan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Lilly Irani, UC-San Diego
Discussant, Angela Arias-Zapata, NYU

3:15 pm
Tea & Coffee

3:30 pm
Panel 2
Simone Browne, University of Texas, Austin
Jack Qiu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Discussant, Victoria Grubbs, NYU

5:00 pm
Closing Remarks
Lawrence Liang, Ambedkar University, New Delhi

5:30 pm

Co-sponsored by South Asia at NYU; NYU Tandon Technology, Culture, and Society; the NYU Center for Culture, Media, and History; and the NYU Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy

Join Our Mailing List