[ISEA2023] Paper: Raul Nieves, Joan Soler-Adillon & Enric Mor — Power and resistance in digital degrowth


Short Paper. Theme AI – Generative Sub theme Symbiotic Organizations

Degrowth is increasingly gaining attention as an alternative model to the unfolding eco-social crisis generated by indus- trial capitalism, though questions concerning digital technologies have yet to be addressed in degrowth research. Among the movement of the (digital) commons, whose practices complement degrowth theory, one of the research areas is the viability of such systems to release spaces from capitalism. As (digital) commons spaces frequently revert to capitalist logic, we introduce the “technological dramas” model to encompass the reciprocal and recursive technological production of political power by agonistic entities. We suggest that such a techno-political perspective could contribute to better frame degrowth-related HCI research.

  • Raul Nieves (ME/US), born 1983, Michoacán, Mexico, is a multimedia artist, performer, and musician. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ra%C3%BAl_de_Nieves
  • Joan Soler-Adillon (ES) is an artist and associate professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), in Barcelona, Spain. http://joan.cat
  • Enric Mor (ES) is lecturer at Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunication Studies of the UOC, Barcelona, Spain http://enricmor.com