Counter The Digital Monoculture Publication

For Hivos, I published Counter the Digital Monoculture”, an interview series with seven future-oriented activists, artists and academics. I asked them, “How can we counter the digital monoculture?” The interviews cover a wide range of topics, from indigenous futurism to afro-feminism, speculative storytelling, and the need for a fossil-free internet. A recurring theme is the importance of amplifying the work of activists, artists, and filmmakers to reach wide audiences with narratives that focus on humane digital futures.

The interviews have been conducted together with Anna Sejbaek Torp-Pedersen in 2021👇

women from the Harvard Observatory
Fig 1. This image depicts the women from the Harvard Observatory, under the direction of Edward Charles Pickering (1877 to 1919) who had a number of women working as skilled workers to process astronomical data. Harvard was the first such institution to hire women to do this type of work. Among these women were Williamina Fleming, Annie Jump Cannon, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, and Antonia Maury. Although these women started primarily as calculators, they often rose to contribute to the astronomical field, and even publish in their own names. This staff came to be known as the Harvard Computers or, more derisively, as “Pickering’s Harem”. This was an example of what has been identified as the “harem effect” in the history and sociology of science.
updated_at 23-02-2022