What is Techilosophy?
Techilosophy explores 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 (tékhnē), also considered technologies, 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 and social sciences and the sciences, technology, engineering, math, and medicine to reveal hidden insights and provide informed, meaningful, just and sustainable solutions.
I have worked for and advised many local, regional and international organisations and in the academic, private and non-profit sector on projects that bridge disciplines particular the technological with the social to support sustainable outcomes. I also co-founded Story Jump Out a movement designed to encourage us all to know and own our stories, cultures and histories and tap into the power of intergenerational storytelling.
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 also a Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin for the European Commission funded Shaping Interdisciplinary Practices in Europe (SHAPE-ID) project, which addressed the challenge of improving interdisciplinary cooperation between the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) and STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and other disciplines.
Growing up in the multicultural Caribbean twin-island country, Trinidad and Tobago, has been fundamental to my appreciation of their importance to understanding local and global issues. This also 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