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On Fairness & Sustainability: Motivating Change in the Networked Society

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Joshi, Somya (Dept. of Computer and Systems Sciences)
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Pargman, Teresa Cerratto (Dept. of Computer and Systems Sciences)
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Chapter ConverStation III
Volume EnviroInfo & ICT4S, Conference Proceedings (Part 1)
Conference Building the knowledge base for environmental action and sustainability
Copenhagen, 2015
Year 2015
Abstract of the Article
Caught between the infinite promise unleashed by technology proliferation and the unprecedented scale of resource depletion, waste and inequity, we inhabit a space where critical alternatives are sought more than ever. As a reflection of the above, we find in HCI, a slant towards technological quick-fixes to existing sustainability problems, as opposed to a more holistic approach that includes behavioural and societal change. It is within this context that this paper is situated, where we propose a socio-ecological approach and argue our case for a life-cycle lens towards building systems that are in line with our current understanding of the earths finite resources. We do so by presenting an illustrative case study of what such critical alternatives might look like, by examining the Fairphone movement. We contribute to a deeper understanding of how social value laden enterprises along with open technological design can shape sustainable relationships between our environment and us.
Pages 335 - 344
Additional Information 10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.38 
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