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Johanna Ylipulli and Aale Luusua. 2021. In Search of the Alternative Future: Developing Participatory Digital Citizenship to Address the Crisis of Democracy. Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 91, 1–4. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3411763.3441318

In search of the alternative future : developing participatory digital citizenship to address the crisis of democracy

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Author: Ylipulli, Johanna1; Luusua, Aale2
Organizations: 1Department of Computer Science, Information networks, Aalto University
2INTERACT Research Group, University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.1 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021111154648
Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-11-11
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Abstract

In this workshop, we strive to formulate a working definition of a participatory digital citizenship, and to share issues, challenges, opportunities, methods and empirical examples pertaining to participatory digital citizenship as a goal. The rational for such a work lies in extensive digitalization of everyday life, which has turned data into valuable capital and a means of manipulation. Excessively datafied environments and more and more powerful algorithms and artificial intelligences used for processing data pose a threat to societies’ democratic arrangements and principles. Our goal is to explore the possibilities and limitations of expanding the concept of digital citizenship towards a direction that addresses the deep power asymmetry existing between the ones that use data and ones that are monitored.

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ISBN Print: 978-1-4503-8095-9
Article number: 91
DOI: 10.1145/3411763.3441318
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1145/3411763.3441318
Host publication: CHI’21: Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Conference: ACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 520 Other social sciences
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Funding: Dr. Ylipulli expresses her gratitude for the Academy of Finland for funding the project Digital Inequality in Smart Cities (DISC), grant number 332143. Dr. Luusua would like to thank the Academy of Finland for funding the project Experiencing Artifcial Intelligence in the Smart City: Co-creating applications for urban life (AI City), grant number 316136.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 332143
316136
Detailed Information: 332143 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
316136 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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