What is Techilosophy?
Techilosophy was set up to explore and conduct research on philosophies, forms of knowledge and cultural practices considered ancient and often hidden, that are more relevant than ever today to better understand our development of and engagement with science and technology.
Various forms of narrative including poetry and prose are used to demystify and convey research and information with the goal of being thought-provoking, informative and inspiring, even as the issues we all grapple with continue to be complex and daunting. Research draws on different ideas, concepts, historical contexts, and cultural perspectives to reimagine our world.
I am currently a Research Fellow for the Shaping Interdisciplinary Practices in Europe (Shape-ID) EU funded project at Trinity College Dublin’s Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute where I am developing a knowledge framework to support collaboration between and integration of Arts, Humanities and Social Science (AHSS) disciplines and with Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines. I have a PhD and an MSc in Web Science from the University of Southampton, an MA in International Relations from the Universiteit van Amsterdam in the Netherlands and a BSc in Sociology from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago.
Growing up in the multicultural Caribbean country, Trinidad and Tobago, has been fundamental to my appreciation of varying forms of cultural practices and the ability for different types of cultures to inform each other and support helpful connections that have the potential to benefit all. I am interested in research that connects the dots between myriad fields through applying old and new techniques and approaches, particularly those that incorporate the historical, multi-cultural and philosophical.
I was a DiploFoundation Fellow to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), an Internet Society Fellow to the OECD Technology Foresight Forum, ‘Harnessing data as a new source of growth: Big Data analytics and policies’, a Policy Fellow for Access, a global digital rights NGO and a Director of the Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology and Innovation (UK). I have also worked for and advised local, regional and international organisations focused on the intersection of technology, data and society.
If you would like to collaborate do contact me 🙂