ICT Changes Everything! But Who Changes ICT?

Our conference paper ICT Changes Everything! But Who Changes ICT? is now released from paywall of Springer and free to download for everybody!

Written together with Clem Herman and Radhika Gajjala in:

This Changes Everything – ICT and Climate Change: What Can We Do?

13th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC13 2018, Held at the 24th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2018, Poznan, Poland, September 19–21, 2018, Proceedings

Information and communication technology (ICT) has a changing power and digitalization is gradually changing society in all aspects of life. Across the western world, men are in majority in the ICT industry, thus, the computer programs that change “everything” are most often made by men. Unless questioned, this male dominance can be perceived as a “norm” and becomes invisible. Against this background, this paper will provide three examples of how a feminist gaze can contribute to raise important questions and produce an awareness of how exclusion mechanisms have produce a highly homosocial tendency in design of ICT systems in the western world.

Expert Group Meeting for UN Women on Innovation, technological change and gender euqality

Have had a great day with the Expert Group Meeting for UN Women’s #CSW67 Preparations with the topic Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls

Proud and very excited to be part of such an amazing group of experts on this topic. We had many important discussions today and will have more tomorrow!

unwomen.org/en/csw/csw67-2 #UN_CSW