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From a Test Bed to a Living Lab: Some Community Informatics Thoughts on Community Oriented Science

July 24, 2010


For the last several months I’ve been acting in an advisory role to an EU funded project (N4C) on “Delay Tolerant Networking” (DTN)  The project–N4C is based at Lulea University of Technology (LTU) in Northern Sweden but including partners in a variety of EU countries and including universities, SME’s, and the private sector.  My role […]

Gender in Community Informatics: New Special Double Issue of Journal of Community Informatics

July 15, 2010


Issues of gender are at the very heart of community informatics just as they are at the very heart of community and communities. Gender-based differences in opportunities for access, differences in required uses, differences in strategies for appropriation are all central to an understanding of how ICT can enable communities.

Some Comments on “Digital Bangladesh” from a Community Informatics Perspective

July 12, 2010


I’ve now had a chance to take a look at what is described as a “draft version” of the Strategic Priorities of Digital Bangladesh: Operationalizing the ICT policy 2009 document prepared by the Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Office with the help of a local expert team and the UNDP and released in June 2010. The document quite usefully says on its next to cover page “The current version of the document is a work-in-progress, specially prepared for Feedback.” The comments below are meant as a contribution to this work in progress.

Community Informatics and the Economist Intelligence Unit: From a Digital Economy to a Digital Society: A Response to the Canadian Digital Economy Consultation (2)

July 3, 2010


It would be great but perhaps unrealistic to expect that any of those with responsibility in the Canadian Digital Economy policy consultation reading my earlier blogpost on that subject. But perhaps one could hope that the folks on Parliament Hill might take a look at a report by the very highly regard publication and research […]