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Oct 20: 5-7pm Technologies of Power & Control in Knowledge Infrastructures

You are invited! 

For this year’s #OpenAccessWeek on Tuesday Oct 20th, 2020 from 5:00-7:00pm, the Knowledge Equity Lab will be co-hosting a collaborative presentation and conversation on Technologies of Power and Control in Knowledge Infrastructures with members of Bioline International, KnowledgeGAP, and Reprising the Real World of Technology.

  • Kanishka Sikri of Reprising the Real World and OpenPraxisForum will be sharing the learnings and ideas of Ursula Franklin and other feminists, including the importance of Situated Knowledge, Radical Citation, & Holistic Technologies in Knowledge Infrastructures
  • George Chen of KnowledgeGAP will be unveiling the hidden power structures and modes of control by private for-profit publishers in his presentation Publisher Control in Research Production: Infrastructural Integration & Rankings Promotion.
  • Matthew Lefaive of Bioline International will be sharing how open infrastructure & governance models can be a radical alternative to dominant for-profit models in his presentation Bioline International: A Community-Based Open Access Infrastructure.

In the second hour, participants will be invited to share their thoughts and perspectives on speaker-posed reflection questions. The rest of the hour will be open to Q&A and open conversation.

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