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Sunday, December 3 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Can Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Co-Exist with an Open Internet?

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Open web movements promote the idea that anyone can contribute to and develop knowledge to be used and shared by a global commons. What happens when traditional indigenous groups engage with this model? Can thoughts, language, customs and ideas rooted in a specific context, history and culture be embedded in a commons where truly anyone can contribute or appropriate those things?

Speakers
avatar for Ganga Dissanayaka

Ganga Dissanayaka

PhD Candidate-Coordinator, Samkathana Research Center
Ganga is an ethnographer and art historian who has researched and published on the ‘Ahikuṇṭaka’ snake charming communities of Sri Lanka. She has produced many documentary films on Kandyan art, architecture and culture while specially focusing on the Ṭampiṭa Vihāras a... Read More →
avatar for Nick Lunch

Nick Lunch

Founder Director, InsightShare
I have 20 years experience of community and development practice and am recognised as a pioneer of Participatory Video (PV) methods that can be used to enable groups to document their knowledge, ideas and innovations and open equitable dialogue with different stakeholder groups a... Read More →
avatar for Simona Mayo

Simona Mayo

coordinator, Kom kim mapudunguaiñ
I am a Lingüistics Ph. D. student at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and I work since 2010 in the Mapuche social organization "Kom kim mapudunguaiñ", dedicated to the Mapudungun (Mapuche language) revitalization, teaching, and diffusion in Chile and Argentina. Since 20... Read More →
avatar for Subhashish Panigrahi

Subhashish Panigrahi

Founder, OpenSpeaks, O Foundation (OFDN); GV; Internet Society
Open Internet advocate. Founded OpenSpeaks (project to build digital documentation of marginalized languages), co-founded O Foundation (nonprofit for growing Openness in South Asia). Works as Chapter Development Manager, Asia-Pacific for Internet Society.
avatar for Ramla Wahab-Salman

Ramla Wahab-Salman

Associate Director for Programming, American Institute for Lankan Studies
Ramla is a researcher in the field of history of South Asia. She is based in Colombo and is the Associate Director of Programming at the American Institute for Lankan Studies.Ramla has worked on research projects related to the fields of endangered languages and the Digital Huma... Read More →


Sunday December 3, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Roundtable Space TRACE Expert City

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