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<strong>Welcome to the wiki for the Non Aligned Technologies Movement. This is very much a work in progress.</strong>
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'''Welcome to the wiki for the Non Aligned Technologies Movement. This is very much a work in progress.'''
  
  
NATM is a movement for the purposeful design, evaluation and use of technologies in a way that affirms each community's power of self determination and governance. We are a worldwide alliance of civil society organizations (in collaboration with allied players from the public and private sector) that seek to define and claim technosocial spaces beyond the profit-motivated model of Silicon Valley and the control-motivated model of the Chinese Communist Party, the two centers of power of a new colonial order [https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=28816]. NATM does not presume to offer a single solution to the problem of ''data colonialism'' [https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1527476419831640] [http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1527476418796632]; instead it seeks to promote a collection of models and platforms that allow communities to articulate their own solutions for decolonization.
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NATM is a movement for the purposeful implementation of digital technologies in a way that affirms each community's power of self determination and governance. We are a worldwide alliance of civil society organizations (in collaboration with allied players from the public and private sector) that seek to define and claim technosocial spaces beyond the profit-motivated model of Silicon Valley and the control-motivated model of the Chinese Communist Party, the two centers of power of a new colonial extractivist order [https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=28816]. NATM does not presume to offer a single solution to the problem of ''data colonialism'' [https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1527476419831640] [http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1527476418796632]; instead it seeks to promote a collection of models and platforms that allow communities to articulate their own approaches to decolonization.
  
  
<strong>For a quick introduction, please read this op-ed in Al Jazeera: [https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/aligned-technologies-movement-200907090048112.html To fight data colonialism, we need a Non-Aligned Tech Movement].</strong>
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For a quick introduction, please read [https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/oureconomy/case-digital-non-aligned-movement The case for a digital non-aligned movement] and [https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/aligned-technologies-movement-200907090048112.html To fight data colonialism, we need a Non-Aligned Tech Movement]. Other [[Suggested Readings|suggested readings are listed here]].
  
  
To learn how you can get involved, read [[Non_Aligned_Technologies_Movement:About|our About page.]]
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To learn how you can get involved, read [[Non_Aligned_Technologies_Movement:About|our About page.]] '''''Or join our community forum at [https://nonalignedtech.net/community nonalignedtech.net/community/]'''''
  
  
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== Our Principles ==
 
== Our Principles ==
  
# In order to decolonize data, we need to be able to understand and evaluate extractive digital technologies from the perspective of our unique communities.  
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# '''''Data extraction is illegitimate.''''' There is nothing normal about using data to control us or sell our lives back to us.
# Large-scale adoption of alternatives has benefits. We need to promote the use of non-extractive digital media platforms and support their implementation by our member communities.
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# '''''Speed cannot circumvent ethics.''''' Civil society —not governments or businesses— should be the first and last authority in deciding if a technology should exist.
# While our communities might have different goals and agendas, we need to act as a global coalition to enforce the regulation, taxation and eventual elimination of extractive technologies.
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# '''''Saying "No" is a practical solution.''''' A clean and quick break from extractive technologies is not possible, but a collective statement of refusal is an important first step.
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# '''''Other platforms are possible.''''' Alternatives exist. We need to promote the use of non-extractive digital media platforms and support their implementation by our member communities.
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# '''''One voice, multiple solutions.''''' While our communities might have different goals and agendas, we need to act as a global coalition to enforce the regulation, taxation and eventual elimination of extractive technologies.
  
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== Basic Documents ==
  
<strong>Help us draft our [[Declaration]]. Or help us define our [[Key Terms]].</strong>
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*Help us draft our [[Declaration]]
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*Help us define our [[Key Terms]]
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*Add to our [[Suggested Readings]]
  
  
 
== Working Groups ==
 
== Working Groups ==
  
* [[Non Aligned Platforms Group]]: Identify, support and promote the use of open-source alternatives to current extractive technologies.
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* [[Non-Aligned Ed Tech]]: Research project investigating academia’s degree of dependence on Big Tech platforms.
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* [[Non-Aligned Alternative Platforms Group]]: Identify, support and promote the use of open-source alternatives to current extractive technologies.
 
* [[Technology Review Boards]]: Develop models and processes for the evaluation of information and communication technologies as a way to decolonize data.  
 
* [[Technology Review Boards]]: Develop models and processes for the evaluation of information and communication technologies as a way to decolonize data.  
* [[Algorithm Observatory]]: Build a citizen science platform for the study of extractive algorithms.  
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* [[Algorithm Observatory]]: Build a citizen science platform for the study of extractive algorithms.
 
 
  
 
==Meetings==
 
==Meetings==
  
Stay tuned for more information about our first global conference in 2022, and about the regional planning meetings leading up to it.
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Our [[NATM.1-Nov2020|first planning meeting]] took place on November 24/25, 2020.  
  
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Stay tuned for more information about our first global conference in 2022.
  
 
== Members ==
 
== Members ==
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* [[Members:Institutions of Learning|Institutions of Learning]]
 
* [[Members:Institutions of Learning|Institutions of Learning]]
 
* [[Members:Geographic communities|Geographic communities]] (towns, cities, countries)
 
* [[Members:Geographic communities|Geographic communities]] (towns, cities, countries)
* Individuals: We do not list individual members here, and no formal individual membership process exists yet. Anyone can declare themselves a supporter of NATM if they agree to our principles, and anyone can join this wiki. You may consider using the hashtag <strong>#ForNonAlignedTech</strong> if you use social media.
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* Individuals: We do not list individual members here, and no formal individual membership process exists yet. Anyone can declare themselves a supporter of NATM if they agree to our principles, and anyone can join this wiki or our [https://nonalignedtech.net/community community forum]. You may consider using the hashtag <strong>#ForNonAlignedTech</strong> if you use social media.
 
   
 
   
  
 
== Advisory Board ==
 
== Advisory Board ==
  
Our [[Advisory Board]] helps us coordinate the activities of NATM.
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Our [[Advisory Board]] (coming soon) helps us coordinate the activities of NATM.

Latest revision as of 14:24, 7 July 2021

Welcome to the wiki for the Non Aligned Technologies Movement. This is very much a work in progress.


NATM is a movement for the purposeful implementation of digital technologies in a way that affirms each community's power of self determination and governance. We are a worldwide alliance of civil society organizations (in collaboration with allied players from the public and private sector) that seek to define and claim technosocial spaces beyond the profit-motivated model of Silicon Valley and the control-motivated model of the Chinese Communist Party, the two centers of power of a new colonial extractivist order [1]. NATM does not presume to offer a single solution to the problem of data colonialism [2] [3]; instead it seeks to promote a collection of models and platforms that allow communities to articulate their own approaches to decolonization.


For a quick introduction, please read The case for a digital non-aligned movement and To fight data colonialism, we need a Non-Aligned Tech Movement. Other suggested readings are listed here.


To learn how you can get involved, read our About page. Or join our community forum at nonalignedtech.net/community/


If you have any questions, please contact info@nonalignedtech.net.


Our Principles

  1. Data extraction is illegitimate. There is nothing normal about using data to control us or sell our lives back to us.
  2. Speed cannot circumvent ethics. Civil society —not governments or businesses— should be the first and last authority in deciding if a technology should exist.
  3. Saying "No" is a practical solution. A clean and quick break from extractive technologies is not possible, but a collective statement of refusal is an important first step.
  4. Other platforms are possible. Alternatives exist. We need to promote the use of non-extractive digital media platforms and support their implementation by our member communities.
  5. One voice, multiple solutions. While our communities might have different goals and agendas, we need to act as a global coalition to enforce the regulation, taxation and eventual elimination of extractive technologies.

Basic Documents


Working Groups

Meetings

Our first planning meeting took place on November 24/25, 2020.

Stay tuned for more information about our first global conference in 2022.

Members

To list your organization, join the wiki and enter your details in the corresponding page.


Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board (coming soon) helps us coordinate the activities of NATM.