What is the potential of tech refusal? As an action, refusal can initiate and engender new possibilities for social change from ‘inside’ tech organisations and in the broader culture ‘outside’ them, for instance, by those who choose to opt-out of data-driven technologies in their everyday lives.
This conversation reflects on the dynamics of access and refusal beyond a human rights framework, linking reflections from feminist theory and critical disability theory to consider ideas about the invisible labour hidden behind technologies of access, as well as the potential for technology refusal to surface some of the hidden inequities of the platform-based world.
Chairs: Alexa Hagerty, Associate Fellow, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence / Louise Hickman, Senior Researcher, JUST AI network
In conversation with:
- Dr Alex Taylor, Reader in Human Computer Interaction, City, University of London
- Crystal Lee, PhD candidate at MIT and a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University
- Mara Mills, Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University
- Sarah Chander, Senior Policy Advisor, EDRi and JUST AI Fellow
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