In Search of the Alternative Future: Developing Participatory Digital Citizenship to Address the Crisis of Democracy

Johanna Ylipulli, Aale Luusua

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Abstract

In this workshop, we strive to formulate a working definition of a participatory digital citizenship, and to share issues, challenges, opportunities, methods and empirical examples pertaining to participatory digital citizenship as a goal. The rational for such a work lies in extensive digitalization of everyday life, which has turned data into valuable capital and a means of manipulation. Excessively datafied environments and more and more powerful algorithms and artificial intelligences used for processing data pose a threat to societies' democratic arrangements and principles. Our goal is to explore the possibilities and limitations of expanding the concept of digital citizenship towards a direction that addresses the deep power asymmetry existing between the ones that use data and ones that are monitored.

Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2021
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Virtual, Online, Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 8 May 202113 May 2021
https://chi2021.acm.org/

Conference

ConferenceACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleACM CHI
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityYokohama
Period08/05/202113/05/2021
Internet address

Keywords

  • artificial intelligence
  • big data
  • democracy
  • Digital citizenship
  • digital literacy
  • participation
  • surveillance capitalism

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