Flawed anti-colonial accusations.

I think there is nothing as important as the capacity to engage in self-criticism in the broad left particularly on Israel/Palestine issues.

I was quite infuriated a few days ago to read an article “How Israeli rights groups prevent Palestinians from framing their own reality“  in Middle Eastern Eye by Haneen Maikey [...]

Sociotechnical Transformative Effects of an ICT Project in Rural Bangladesh

A bit of speculation here about the parts and the whole in social-technical change.

This article is not the perfect piece by any means, but it considers the PROTIC project in Bangladesh as a modeling force for innovation and pressure on established sociotechnical structures. In this analysis, we follow what Donner defines as the “interrelationship” perspective, [...]

“After the Smartphone has arrived in the Village….”

IDIA2020: 11th International Development Informatics Association conference. United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society Macau SAR, China, March 25-27, 2020.

It is interesting stuff. There was a lot more to say about microlevel change but there was a page limit. It’s a paper about how to measure change with a technological intervention.   In [...]

Ethics rather than policing for the Internet

A careful oped I wrote for the Daily Star in Dhaka about The control of social media. It is a sensitive issue in Bangladesh. The piece was widely read

Shared collaborative spaces challenges in inter-organisational collaborative projects

Mozhdeh Dehghani Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University Melbourne, Australia

Tom Denison Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University Melbourne, Australia

Larry Stillman Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University Melbourne, Australia e-mail: larry.stillman@monash.edu

Abstract

This research in progress is based on a qualitative approach with multiple case studies using Nonaka’s theory of knowledge creation and conceptualisation of a knowledge -creating [...]