On fairness & sustainability: Motivating change in the networked society
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- Sustainability, Open Technologies, Critical Alternatives, Transactions, Social-Ecology
Caught between the infinite promise unleashed by technology proliferation and the unprecedented scale of resource depletion, waste and inequity, we inhabit a space where critical alternatives are sought more than ever. As a reflection of the above, we find in HCI, a slant towards technological quick-fixes to existing sustainability problems, as opposed to a more holistic approach that includes behavioural and societal change. It is within this context that this paper is situated, where we propose a socio-ecological approach and argue our case for a life-cycle lens towards building systems that are in line with our current understanding of the earth’s finite resources. We do so by presenting an illustrative case study of what such critical alternatives might look like, by examining the Fairphone movement. We contribute to a deeper understanding of how social value laden enterprises along with open technological design can shape sustainable relationships between our environment and us.
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TY - CONF AU - Somya Joshi AU - Teresa Cerratto Pargman PY - 2015/09 DA - 2015/09 TI - On fairness & sustainability: Motivating change in the networked society BT - Proceedings of EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015 PB - Atlantis Press SP - 335 EP - 344 SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.38 DO - 10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.38 ID - Joshi2015/09 ER -