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60. Digital Emancipation

Shortlisted images

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Proposed images

  1. Patrick Geddes - The phrase "Think global, act local" has been attributed to Scots town planner and social activist Patrick Geddes See Think globally, act locally.
    • Need something which links "Think globally, act locally" to Libre software (above) and global reach of a local individual/community made possible via ICT.
  2. Building a rural wireless mesh network
    • In addition to local opportunities, connecting one node to the Internet opens up new opportunities for the local community. The image may work for other cards (copy and cross reference). - Kim Tucker 17:39, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
    • Perhaps also consider for "Community Networks" - Kim Tucker 22:00, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
  3. OLPC in a school in India.
    • Education in itself is emancipating. It is easy to find education-related pictures for this card. A few more below. - Kim Tucker 18:05, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
  4. OLPC Haiti
  5. File:Khairat OLPC teacher - retouch for WMF annual report 2010-11.jpg
  6. SchoolNet Namibia rose in the library (also suggested under Informal Learning Groups)
  7. Gigi Ibrahim - journalist and social activist in Egypt (more)
  8. Tunisia Unrest - from the Arab Spring page on Wikipedia which has several other images which could potentially be used for this or other cards. The article has a section called Effect of Social Media on the Arab Spring.
  9. Cell Phone at the Market - Tajikistan - one can imagine the cell phone enabling opportunities - pricing, finding demand, etc..
    • +1 - this image really appeals to me for this card - will add it to shortlist soon if there are no objections - Kim Tucker 09:19, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
    • If you like this image and think it belongs elsewhere - something to do with economic empowerment (??) - check out the Market stalls by country category on Wikimedia Commons for more. - Kim Tucker 09:17, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Save for another pack

The images listed below are unsuitable for this pack:

  • My preference is generally to illustrate or suggest (in an abstract or concrete way) the essence of the pattern. I agree that this one is a rough one to find images for. Note that it's not talking about software etc. that is free, but socio-technological systems that promote emancipation for the users. From the pattern, "Digital emancipation, as opposed to digital inclusion, aims at income generation and identity creation rather than merely "bridging the digital divide." While access to digital networks is increasing, especially within developing countries, there is less confidence and actual, verified outcomes when it comes to job opportunities, entrepreneurship, solidarity, and organization of civil society. Digital Emancipation refers to greater autonomy and skills to avoid, when necessary, automation and digitalization when necessary, rather than an overall commitment to a "digital life." New forms of exchange, gifts, collaboration, and collective action involve not only technical choices but a fundamental consideration for the emancipatory potential of policy and technological options." - Doug Schuler - 01:56, 18 August 2012
    • Agreed, it is not about the software which is an enabler. I have added a few more below which go beyond that. - Kim Tucker 17:39, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
  1. GNU emancipating Linux :-) - Kim Tucker 17:28, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
    • Removed from gallery - image not suitable for this pack
    • The .svg image is licensed under the GPL which is for software. Compatability with cc-by-sa may be tricky (although the licences are well matched in intent) - Kim Tucker 17:28, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
      • See the Resources page for links to licensing related information (and discuss here whether this image is usable).
  2. Richard Stallman - founder of the free software (aka Libre software) movement. Libre software is a core enabler of digital emancipation.
  3. Baby GNU out of a Debian labelled box - found on the Freedombox Wikipedia page.

See also

  1. Self-help Groups images, specifically: