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The Resource Whose global village? : rethinking how technology shapes our world, Ramesh Srinivasan

Whose global village? : rethinking how technology shapes our world, Ramesh Srinivasan

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Whose global village? : rethinking how technology shapes our world
Title
Whose global village?
Title remainder
rethinking how technology shapes our world
Statement of responsibility
Ramesh Srinivasan
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In the digital age, technology has shrunk the physical world into a "global village," where we all seem to be connected as an online community as information travels to the farthest reaches of the planet with the click of a mouse. Yet while we think of platforms such as Twitter and Facebook as open and accessible to all, in reality, these are commercial entities developed primarily by and for the Western world. Considering how new technologies increasingly shape labor, economics, and politics, these tools often reinforce the inequalities of globalization, rarely reflecting the perspectives of those at the bottom of the digital divide. This book asks us to re-consider 'whose global village' we are shaping with the digital technology revolution today. Sharing stories of collaboration with Native Americans in California and New Mexico, revolutionaries in Egypt, communities in rural India, and others across the world, Ramesh Srinivasan urges us to re-imagine what the Internet, mobile phones, or social media platforms may look like when considered from the perspective of diverse cultures. Such collaborations can pave the way for a people-first approach toward designing and working with new technology worldwide. Whose Global Village seeks to inspire professionals, activists, and scholars alike to think about technology in a way that embraces the realities of communities too often relegated to the margins. We can then start to visualize a world where technologies serve diverse communities rather than just the Western consumer
Summary
In the digital age, technology has shrunk the physical world into a “global village,” where we all seem to be connected as an online community as information travels to the farthest reaches of the planet with the click of a mouse. Yet while we think of platforms such as Twitter and Facebook as open and accessible to all, in reality, these are commercial entities developed primarily by and for the Western world. Considering how new technologies increasingly shape labor, economics, and politics, these tools often reinforce the inequalities of globalization, rarely reflecting the perspectives of those at the bottom of the digital divide
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10560774
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YDXCP
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Srinivasan, Ramesh
Dewey number
303.483
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
T14.5
LC item number
.S75 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Globalization
  • Digital divide
  • Digital divide
  • Globalization
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology
Target audience
adult
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rethinking how technology shapes our world
Label
Whose global village? : rethinking how technology shapes our world, Ramesh Srinivasan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Technology myths and histories -- 2. Digital stories from the developing world -- 3. Native Americans, networks, and technology -- 4. Multiple voices : performing technology and knowledge -- 5. Taking back our media
Control code
ocn946161239
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781479862962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)946161239
Label
Whose global village? : rethinking how technology shapes our world, Ramesh Srinivasan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Technology myths and histories -- 2. Digital stories from the developing world -- 3. Native Americans, networks, and technology -- 4. Multiple voices : performing technology and knowledge -- 5. Taking back our media
Control code
ocn946161239
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781479862962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)946161239

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