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Responding to a Catastrophic Emergency in a Developed Country Context: Some Community Informatics Reflections on the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan as applied to say a similar event in Canada.

March 31, 2011


The suggestion that officials and others in Japan are looking for ideas and strategies had the effect of making me think a lot about the emergency post-earthquake post-tsunami intra-nuclear situation in Japan from the perspective of community based ICTs.

Tunisia: They have the tools, now what do they do with them? Thinking about what happens next.

January 20, 2011


It was perhaps inevitable, that the Ben Ali government’s investments to present a modern face to the outside world through the technical proficiency of its young people should come back to bite it through the use of that very proficiency as a significant means to challenge and ultimately undermine and remove the government which had chosen this as its priority.

E-Bario, the Impact of a Telecentre and the Creation of a Technology Hub in the Highlands of Borneo

January 31, 2010


After leaving Long Lamai we traveled back to Miri and then caught another and different Twin Otter flight to Bario. I’d been in Bario a couple of years ago and knew more or less what to expect. The trip up was as spectacular as before and the airport was more or less the same. But […]

Bringing the Internet to Pandora (2)

January 30, 2010


Clearly the people of Long Lamai are committed to the telecentre and committed to “development” in some form and fashion (on the face of it, the two commitments would appear from the current Long Lamai community perspective to in fact, be one and the same!). But precisely what that development might look like doesn’t seem […]

Too Big Not To Fail: A Conclusion and Way Forward for Community Informatics post-Copenhagen

January 1, 2010


I’ve been thinking a lot about Copenhagen, its process and outcomes and how it can or should link into community informatics. What was notable to me, casually observing the Copenhagen conference from a distance was how focussed the discussions seemed to be on political processes–governance structures, treaties, declarations and so on and how little attention was paid to the underlying social processes which would be required if anything realistic were to be achievable.