Digital Data Management as Indigenous Resurgence in Kahnawà:ke

Indigenous peoples are addressing the ongoing impacts of settler colonialism through a variety of expressions of community resurgence. Among these initiatives are those leveraging digital technologies. In the emergent network society, digital infrastructures, and information and communication technologies are powerful tools that can support self-government. In this context, we document […]

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Towards the enhancement of Arctic digital industries: ‘Translating’ cultural content to new media platforms

This paper proposes a preliminary framework for digital ‘translation’ attempting to, (while cognisant of conceptual limitations embedded in this model) localise aspects of Inuit knowledge, culture and IQ (in the sense of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit) into digital artifacts for new generations of Inuit and non-Inuit learners. In addition to delineating challenges […]

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Ubicomp4D: Infrastructure and interaction for international development – the case of urban Indian slums

This paper attempts to re-imagine ubiquitous computing for populations in low-income and information-challenged environments. We examine information infrastructures in mid-sized urban slums of Mumbai and Bangalore in three ways—1) highlighting technologies supporting social networks, 2) examining underlying notions of trust and privacy in building information networks, and 3) discussing protocols […]

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Human–Computer Interaction and Global Development

A publication by Kentaro Toyama (2010) Abstract International development is concerned with making life better for the least privileged people of the world. Since the 1990s, HCI has engaged increasingly with development through an interdisciplinary field known as “information and communication technologies for development,” or ICT4D. This article overviews the […]

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Rhizomatica

Rhizomatica promotes “Mobile Communications for All” by aiming to provide cellular service to underserved and overlooked communities. It helped launch the first autonomous cellphone network in a small, Zapoteca community in Oaxaca, Mexico. According the the Rhizomatica “About Page,” According to the ITU, 2-3 billion people around the world lack […]

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LIRNEasia

LIRNEasia is a regional information and communication technology (ICT) policy and regulation think tank active across the Asia Pacific. Our Mission: To improve the lives of the people of the emerging Asia-Pacific by facilitating their use of ICTs and related infrastructures; by catalyzing the reform of laws, policies and regulations […]

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One Media Player per Teacher (OMPT)

One Media Player per Teacher (OMPT) is equipping teachers in remote areas with the powerful technology of portable media players (PMPs). This allows village educators to give their students enhanced learning via recorded voices and lessons from the most proficient teachers in their nation. PMPs can contain an entire year’s […]

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Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER)

TIER is a research group at the University of California at Berkeley, investigating the design and deployment of new technologies for emerging regions. We aim to address the challenges in bringing the Information Technology revolution to the masses of the developing regions of the world. Historically, most projects that aim […]

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Information and Communication Technologies in Development: Contextuality and Promise

Implementation of projects aimed at harnessing information and communication technologies (ICTs) for socio-economic development in Africa are inevitably affected by the state of basic infrastructure. This explains the mixed results of ICT adoption as emerging evaluative research indicates. However, through recurrent practices, users of ICTs in many places have devised […]

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ICT4D Bibliography at ICTlogy.net

This is a gathering of literature on subjects related to the impact of Information and Communication Technologies in the society, especially in development curated by Ismael Peña-López. Thus, you’ll find readings about the Information Society, the Digital Divide, e-Readiness or Digital Literacy, as core themes, and the Digital Economy, e-Learning, […]

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First Nations First Mile Project

Canadian First Nations communities outside of major centers remain underserved by Internet providers, receiving minimum service at a maximum price. Due to their isolation and small populations, many First Nations rely on Internet to deliver critical services from health to education and administration to their community. But distant decision-makers removed from […]

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First Nations First Mile Project: putting the “last mile first”

Canadian First Nations communities outside of major centers remain underserved by Internet providers, receiving minimum service at a maximum price. Due to their isolation and small populations, many First Nations rely on Internet to deliver critical services from health to education and administration to their community. But distant decision-makers removed from […]

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