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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 50; doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-03910

Decolonizing Information Narratives: Entangled Apocalyptics, Algorithmic Racism and the Myths of History

School of Computing and Communications, The Open University, UK
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
Published: 7 June 2017
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Abstract

In what follows, some contemporary narratives about ‘the information society’ are interrogated from critical race theoretical and decolonial perspectives with a view to constructing a ‘counter-narrative’ purporting to demonstrate the embeddedness of coloniality—that is, the persistent operation of colonial logics—in such discourses.
Keywords: narrative; information society; colonialism; decolonial thought; critical race theory; apocalyptic worldviews; algorithmics; history; Big Data; Internet of Things; ubiquitous computing narrative; information society; colonialism; decolonial thought; critical race theory; apocalyptic worldviews; algorithmics; history; Big Data; Internet of Things; ubiquitous computing
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Ali, S.M. Decolonizing Information Narratives: Entangled Apocalyptics, Algorithmic Racism and the Myths of History. Proceedings 2017, 1, 50.

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