Design Justice: Community-Led Practices To Build The Worlds We Need
Sasha Costanza-Chock, 2020
(MIT Press) This book explores the theory and practice of design justice, demonstrates how universalist design principles and practices erase certain groups of people —specifically, those who are intersectionally disadvantaged or multiply-burdened under the matrix of domination (white supremacist heteropatriarchy, ableism, capitalism, and settler colonialism) — and invites readers to “build a better world, a world where many worlds fit; linked worlds of collective liberation and ecological sustainability.”
Find out more at ISBN-10: 0262043459This book is also free to read electronically at design justice.
Valuing data: foundations for data policy
Diane Coyle, Stephanie Diepeveen
Jeni Tennison, Peter Wells, Lawrence Kay, 2020
(Nuffield) a new report by Diane Coyle and colleagues for the Nuffield Foundation in the UK has examined the complex problem of how we put a value on the data that we create and exchange. See their literature review and the policy implications at
Find out more at https://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/project/valuing-data-foundations-for-data-policy
A Europe fit for the Digital Age
Uncanny Valley: A Memoir,
Anna Wiener, 2020
(Macmillan) Part coming-of-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era, Anna Wiener’s memoir is a rare first-person glimpse into high-flying, reckless startup culture at a time of unchecked ambition, unregulated surveillance, wild fortune, and accelerating political power. With wit, candor, and heart, Anna deftly charts the tech industry’s shift from self-appointed world savior to democracy-endangering liability, alongside a personal narrative of aspiration, ambivalence, and disillusionment.
Find out more at https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374719760