Talk by Rajesh Kasturirangan on Wicked Minds 101

The Center for Information Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP)

International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB)

organized a talk titled

Wicked Minds 101


Rajesh Kasturirangan

11:15 am – 12:45 pm, 27th January 2020 (Monday)

Venue: Room A310, IIITB campus

26/C, Electronic City, Hosur Road, Bangalore

About the talk: From Climate Change to the CAA, we are surrounded by wicked problems that our current ways of thinking and acting aren’t able to address. Wicked problems are characterized by extreme complexity, where some stakeholders have a vested interest in keeping the system the way it is and where every pathway has moral as well as material dimensions. The session will introduce participants to wicked problems, complex systems and some of the key challenges faced by those having to respond to their wickedness. The attempt is towards the transformation of the problem ‘out there’ to the mind ‘in here.’

Speaker Bio: Rajesh Kasturirangan is a scholar, practitioner, teacher and technologist with over ten years of experience in creating scholarly networks, research programs, curricula and online technologies. He also has organisational expertise in managing distributed groups of activists and scholars in the context of creating networks for social and environmental justice. He has a PhD in Cognitive Science from MIT, and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

CITAPP at IIIT Bangalore is an interdisciplinary think-tank set-up to focus on the policy challenges and the organizational demands made by technological innovation. Of particular interest to the Centre is how technological advances, along with institutional changes that harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and market, address the needs of underserved communities.