[Noisebridge-discuss] [lol-hackers] medium article on tech and barriers to entry
adria.richards at butyoureagirl.com
Mon Jan 26 23:22:12 UTC 2015
Agree that the "White Savior Complex" and paternalistic allyism can be
harmful in not building skills, a sense of empowerment and to trust your
On Monday, January 26, 2015, Praveen Sinha <dmhomee at gmail.com> wrote:
> Also, I just wanted to say specifically that I do find saviorism
> problematic. That said, I've noticed that network access is critical for
> all sorts of folks that come in to our hackerspaces for a lot of reasons.
> I sincerely believe that connectivity is a human right as fundamental as
> water, and we have companies like xfinity that have captured what should be
> a public good D-: I'd really like a broader conversation in our grassroots
> communities to shape bay area policy.
> Additionally, someone sent me this link to groups like this in Detroit
> http://detroitdjc.org/?page_id=9 We are deluged with tech here in the
> bay area, but our visions for access have yet to be defined often times...
> On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 8:19 PM, Praveen Sinha <dmhomee at gmail.com
>> There's some problematic stuff with the article, but I think it does a
>> good job in highlighting broadband/wireless disparities and the critical
>> role that open wifi and projects like mesh could do to pick up the slack
>> where the municipal governments are totally failing...
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