#rp20 Call for Participation: Topic “EmanziTech”

“The future (™) is already here, it's just not very evenly distributed.” Such is the famous quote from SciFi superstar William Gibson. With "EmanziTech" we shed light on the intersection between technology, politics, body(ies) and sexuality—and examine how forms of racism, exclusion and oppression continue on the Internet, in data sets and in our social structures. With you, we want to challenge development patterns, to remove discrimination and to reflect the diversity of society in new technologies. And to not isolate them from the realities of life, body identities, and political economies.

How do we reverse system errors? Whose knowledge counts in development and research? Do we need a new canon?

We are looking for ideas and projects that frame technologies as critical infrastructures for society – and want to change them so they are aligned with needs, not market opportunities. We consider and question technology that hacks our bodies and redefines them. Why do robots have to be human-like and language assistants need to sound as feminine as possible?

You want to shape the topic "EmanziTech"? Our Call for Participation is open until 15 Dezember 2019, 23:59 (CET).
We are looking forward to your submissions!

Check out our our #rp19 topic playlist "EmanziTech" for inspiration. Information about CfP can be found here.