What is Techilosophy?
Techilosophy explores contemporary and alternative culture and phenomena especially from indigenous cultures and the Global South, that are often hidden and under-represented yet relevant to our development of science and technology. The arts and other creative methods are used for learning, research and work, that goes beyond boundaries to provide multi-world, inter-cultural and multicultural perspectives to reimagine our world.
This type of research and work aims to be non-hierarchical, collaborative and cooperative, as well as to break down boundaries between the arts, humanities (e.g. literature, history, philosophy) and social sciences and the sciences, technology, engineering, math, and medicine to reveal hidden insights and provide informed, just and sustainable solutions.
I am currently a Research Fellow for the Shaping Interdisciplinary Practices in Europe (SHAPE-ID) European Commission funded project at Trinity College Dublin’s Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute where I am developing a taxonomy and shared language to support collaboration between and integration of Arts, Humanities and Social Science (AHSS) disciplines and with Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
A Web Scientist, I have an MSc (with distinction) and a PhD in Web Science from the University of Southampton in the UK, 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, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago.
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’, and a Policy Fellow for Access, a global digital rights NGO. I also served as Director of the Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology and Innovation (UK). I have worked for and advised local, regional and international organisations focused on the intersection of technology, data and society.
Growing up in the multicultural Caribbean twin-island country, Trinidad and Tobago, has been fundamental to my appreciation of varying cultural practices. This supports my appreciation of the ability for different types of cultures to inform each other and support helpful connections that have the potential to benefit all.
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Dr. Keisha C Taylor-Wesselink