Ron Eglash: The End of Innocence for Craft Grammars: why we need Decolonial Computing

At one time, simulations of crafts were rare, and practitioners could claim a kind of innocence. With the MetaVerse, AI, and other computational invasions of every aspect of life, a decolonial approach to craft grammars is desperately needed.

This talk took place early June 2022, you can watch the video archive above.


Dr. Ron Eglash is a Professor in the School of Information at University of Michigan. He received his B.S. in Cybernetics, his M.S. in Systems Engineering, and his PhD in History of Consciousness, all from the University of California. His work includes the development of ethnocomputing, the technology appropriation framework, and generative justice.