ℳąhą Bąℓi مها بالي
[auc, cairo, egypt]
been thinking i’d add Maha for some time now.. then got to point.. didn’t know where to start..
so starting today .. with this..
@ this looks like an already written paper. That’s a lot to ask someone to read before they can participate. Cliff’s notes version?
ok. But it’s still a little weird coz u already seem to have ur paper ready? And author names not high on top?
huge.. because this is what we seem to do with everybody.. pre req ness.. agenda ness..
so in other words… ie: you want me to go thru 12+ years of compulsory ed before i’m in..?
still struggling with feeling in need to add so much more here.. but this post (as so many do.. hence the struggle).. helps put into words (or not) the essence of.. the experiment i’ve been involved with and the mindset of unfinished/undefinable ness.. of uncertainty..
So some perspectives will still get left out….seen as representing a group of people like me (Egyptian, Arab, Muslim, global South. Whatever). People know, intellectually, that this should not be the case. But I think it’s unconscious.
thinking: public consensus always oppresses someone (s)
Horton talks about the fact that one’s ideas are “constantly changing and should change and that I’m as proud of my inconsistencies as I am of my consistencies” (p. 10, emphasis in original). This is one of the areas where openness and public scholarship can be wonderful. Unlike peer-reviewed articles that often take months to review and then publish. I have sometimes ALREADY changed my mind by the time a peer-reviewed article has come out! With non-peer-reviewed stuff, I can modify and link and respond ..
They probably think lots of ideas as universal, but that’s the privilege talking. There are words, simply words, that exist in my language that don’t exist in English. And those words make all the difference in the way humans perceive and express their own experience. This word, مظلوم is the object version of ظلم which means injustice. Mazloum (مظلوم) is the person against whom injustice has been committed. It is a word with the depth of “oppressed” (مضطهد) but not speaking of oppression (that’s a different word in Arabic – اضطهاد). The word mazloum refers to an instance whereas the word oppressed refers to systematic/structural injustice. But Mazloum is no less important, is a heavy word in Arabic. And the existence of the word changes your perspective on the world.
#oer17 keynote – hiding in the open – Maha starts at 16 min
any process can privilege some people over others..
public consensus always oppresses someone
begs we find a nother way (which is why today is diff than any other time in regard to the capabilities of tech facilitating this chaos).. to live.. that assumes/requires no training/prep.. in order to be/communicate et al.. be ‘legible‘
24 min – on assuming to help someone w/o asking.. more for you than them.. what does the gift mean..
28 min – catherine cronin: openess can as easily exacerbate inequality as reduce it.. we need more than good intentions
29 min – directing your efforts toward thing they fund… and often focus on tangibles..
34 min – open as instrumental vs open as praxis
37 min – a lot of what makes open work is this private behind it.. ie: dm s.. a lot going on behind scenes
40 min – open isn’t free.. 1\as in 0$.. domain of one’s own.. empowers.. but some don’t have the money.. required to pay year in/out to keep paying for domain name.. i don’t know if we can challenge that.. but we need to be aware of that..
41 min – open isn’t free.. 2\as in libre.. not equally vulnerable to harassment, trolling, political surveillance
to what degree might open mean the ability to be free from being surveilled – chris gilliard @hypervisible
43 min – in which languages can we find material online
since your language/theories are inadequate in expressing our experiences we only succeed of communicate our experience of exclusion.. we cannot talk to you in our language because you don’t understand it.. – lugones & spellman 1983
needs to say things that are understandable.. not really expressing what you wanted to say in the first place
45 min – who gets to tell the story.. and who gets to decide when the story starts
46 min – how do you develop algo’s … that don’t reproduce dominant content..that can surface under-represented voices and knowledge
50 min – inclusion is a construction project.. must be engineered – sherri spelic
on including people.. but in our own space.. where we have the structure/power.. design with not for..
Aaron Davis (@mrkrndvs) tweeted at 4:56 AM – 22 May 2017 :
“Whose opinion are we seeking when we mention consensus?” @Bali_Maha https://t.co/kQTulPbvRI (http://twitter.com/mrkrndvs/status/866608772596195328?s=17)
public consensus always oppresses someone
@andrewmid @NomadWarMachine @dogtrax @KateMfD I also like notion of affinity spaces as they focus on the space (w possibly shifting human actors) #Digciz
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Bali_Maha/status/874187151209922560
Sally Parsley (@sallyeparsley) tweeted at 5:39 AM on Thu, Nov 01, 2018:
Whose voices get heard? By whom? Where? Thought-provoking blog from @Bali_Maha for those of us working in global knowledge sharing/education – The Privilege to Choose Global Perspectives https://t.co/N2rZTFZYaV via @nuzzel
I am heard because I play the game.
imagining a world where every voice is heard.. everyday.. that’s our data.. sans hoop jumping
today we have the means for that ie: tech as it could be..