EdgeRyders: Monthly Ethnography Report 1: The Future of the Internet and All it Encompasses Internet of Humans
6/03/2021 – 12:36
Monthly Ethnography Report 1: The Future of the Internet and All it Encompasses Internet of Humans
“This first ethnographic report serves as an initial overview of core emerging topic and conceptual themes. It is, therefore, by no means an exhaustive discussion of the rich and intricate data we have collected over the course of this project. Instead, the aim is to highlight, from an ethnographic perspective, central trends we have observed and to prompt questions for further inquiry.
As I have outlined in this report, the tech experts who have come to form the NGI community share an interest and sense of urgency to build a collective future. This kind of work involves unpacking the ways in which digital technologies can both serve to further exacerbate existing harms, inequities and exploitative practices, as well as becoming tools through which to challenge, redefine and empower communities.
The reports that follow will continue to build on the themes presented here, tracing in more detail who our community is and how forms of collective decision-making, collaboration and convivial labour engender a sense of shared futurity.”