Ramesh Srinivasan (University of California, Los Angeles)
Multiple Ways of Thinking and Knowing: New Media as Mutable

What does it mean to think about culture before one thinks about technology? And how could that paradigm shift allow scholars and professionals to re-imagine solutions that think past net delusions around grassroots political movements, empower community decision-making in the developing world, indigenous knowledge around climate change or cultural heritage, and communication between states and citizens? This talk makes the argument for privileging mutability and multiplicity around new media technologies - presenting several examples worldwide.