Speculation and sci-fi inspired creation seem to be only an artistic act in the West, but for those outside the dominant systems they are a fundamental force to make change tangible. What kind of digital infrastructures and modes of computing do we need to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges? Where digital technology has a role to play, it will have to be radically changed to represent marginalized and excluded cultures.
Abdelrahman Hassan practises at the intersection between software, critical theory, data, and poetry. He is an applied researcher focusing primarily on algorithmic inequality and decolonial computing. His interests include memetics, internet geographies, technical utopias/dystopias and depictions of e-governance. His overarching goal is to bridge critical theory with digital practice and to limit accessibility gaps and hurdles to open access to knowledge.