Here’s a new publication that we co-created with the Tactical Technology Collective – a group specialised in Big Data, digital security and data driven technologies. It is meant as a contribution to an emerging and important debate on the role of technologies in shaping our societies and an attempt to begin to spell out. In this context it also explores the role of synthetic biology and geoengineering as data driven technologies. Download Efficiency and Madness here.

Efficiency and Madness

Technologies help us do more with less, they defy boundaries of space, time and self. We experience them as both magic and loss. This essay begins by adopting broader conceptual analysis from the work of academics and theorists, applied from the position of practitioners working internationally on technology deployment for social change. It then looks at how data-driven technologies are currently deployed to solve problems. Lastly, it makes a case for why we cannot leave the challenges posed by data-driven technologies to technologists.

  • Place of Publication: Berlin
  • Date of Publication: November 2017
  • Number of Pages: 62
  • License: CC-BY-SA

Download Efficiency and Madness here.

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