Inaugural lecture by Professor Arul Chib

Technological transformations and crises of trust
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Thursday 20 Apr 2023, 16:00 - 17:00
Inaugural lecture
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Arul Chib

What is the relationship of technology to power?

Professor Arul Chib will investigate this relationship during his inaugural lecture entitled 'Technological transformations and crises of trust'.

He will illuminate the relationship of technology to power, noting the positionality of individuals within inequitable social hierarchies.

In the context of social justice, he stresses the importance of understanding the interplay between vulnerabilities and technological affordances. The discussion highlights cases of individuals and communities devising strategies within technologically-mediated networks to dis/empower themselves.

Theorizing harm as a dynamic negotiation process between sociostructural imposition and individual agency, he offers new provocations to consider the role of technology in development as mitigation of marginalization.

Watch Arul's lecture live

Inaugural lecture Arul Chib - livestream

Inaugural lecture Arul Chib - livestream

The laudatio will be given by Professor Rich Ling, former Shaw Foundation Professor of Media Technology at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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