About the August 24th talk: The talk will draw on Decentralising Digital, a research project that sought to co-create new narratives for decentralised digital futures. The project is driven by an approach that centres people’s lived experiences to direct the development of design futures. We wanted to respond to the discord between how technologies are designed and made, and the people that use them; through this project that explores the contours of a future in which digital technologies are inspired and informed by local contexts and considerations.
Romit Raj is a principal at Quicksand, and brings together deep experience in technology and Human Centered Design. Romit leads a number of Design Research projects at Quicksand while also supporting technology components in other projects. More recently Romit has been deeply immersed in Quicksand’s work in the public health and conservation/environment sectors.\Baitha and Romit’s talk will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session.
CITAPP’s Monthly Seminar Series is an attempt to create a forum where researchers across IIITB domains can meet and discuss cutting edge research on the chosen theme of the semester. The Series hopes to explore a technology or topic for its ramifications in different realms of social activity. In particular, we are interested in understanding the specific kinds of complexity that these domains present for technological innovation and design.