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 better understand our development of and engagement with science and technology. The arts (especially different forms of narrative) and data analytics are used for research, that goes beyond boundaries to reimagine our world.
This type of research aims to be collaborative, cooperative and 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 better more informed 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 knowledge framework/taxonomy 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 a PhD and an MSc 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 informs 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