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IKTC 2011 - Indigenous Knowledge Technology Conference 2011 (IKTC 2011 )



VenueWindhoek, Namibia Namibia



Topics/Call fo Papers

Indigenous Knowledge Technology Conference 2011
Indigenous knowledge systems differ fundamentally from the knowledge systems that underlie technology development. Numerous initiatives aim to enable remote diverse communities to share their wisdom and practical know-how with conventional digital technologies but often overlook the very systems that they use to organize and make sense of the world. Further, many indigenous communities, especially those in rural places, have few opportunities to appropriate new technologies emerging in ubiquitous computing, such as social networks, flickr, virtual and augmented realities.
To design digital infrastructures for currently unserved knowledge systems we must account for the transformations that occur as technology interacts with the ways of knowing, doing and being that constitute indigenous knowledge systems.
The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners, from different disciplines, who are engaged in supporting indigenous and local knowledge representation and dissemination.
We will pursue a critical dialogue that considers the tensions arising in representing indigenous knowledge digitally and the factors that contribute to these tensions. Through this we aim to identify opportunities and new epistemological and methodological perspectives that will enable developing technologies that can extend the practices of indigenous knowledge and support the emergence of local socio-technical systems globally.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
The use of technologies that link to the overall theme of the conference, such as in:
Digital Storytelling
Local content creation
Knowledge representations and architectures
Agent technologies
Methods to design for and support communities that are marginalized in the global knowledge economy, such as
Projects aimed at the digital inclusion of rural communities
Collaborative frameworks for IK
Community centered design approaches
Digital representations of life story telling
Perspectives on the politics, social and cultural dimensions that contribute to tensions between digital artifacts and marginalized knowledge systems

Last modified: 2011-03-29 13:52:20