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Gender and Technology

Soy Cámara online

Neither history nor technology are inoffensive tools. As indicated by sociologist Judy Wajcman, technologies reflect the values and experiences of the people who design them. We could say the same of history in order to understand the lack of women and of people from developing countries, in both the science and technology spheres and in the new spaces for communication such as Wikipedia and even Google. The new technologies are designed by young, white men and Silicon Valley is a pool of these programmers and technological designers, many of whom consider themselves “Randian heroes” in honour of the liberal and individualist theories of Ayn Rand. What consequences can be drawn from this techno-sociological dilemma? 

Duration: 10'15"
Directing, script and editing:  Fèlix Pérez-Hita, Andrés Hispano

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