BANDUNG2 is a global movement of individuals committed to replacing all man-made forms of supremacy with a non-system of justice based on The Qur'an. The dominant contemporary form of man-made supremacy is the globally operating system of Racism (White Supremacy).
Interested readers are invited to check out the slides accompanying a short invited presentation entitled ‘Decolonising Computing’ given by Dr Syed Mustafa Ali, Lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications at The Open University, UK.
The talk was delivered as part of a workshop on diversity and inclusion in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teaching at the 6th eSTEeM Annual Conference: STEM Futures – Supporting Students to Succeed which took place on 25-26 April 2017 at The Open University.
The slides (PDF format) are available for viewing / download from here.
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Dr Syed Mustafa Ali, Lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications at The Open University (UK), delivered a talk entitled “The Decolonial Question Concerning Computing” at the Can Science Be Decolonised? conference which was organised by KCL WiSTEM (Women in STEM), KCL IFemSoc (Intersectional Feminism Society) & KCL BSA (Bioscience Students’ Association), and held at the Waterloo Campus of Kings College London (KCL) on 18-19 March 2017.
Interested viewers with FB access can access a video recording of the talk from here.
Interested readers can view / download a copy (PDF format) of the slides from here.
Recordings of presentations by all conference speakers are available from here.
The New Year of the Gregorian calendar, i.e. 2017, is soon to descend upon ‘The World’, and in what follows I should like to offer an extended reflection on why I think (attempted) Muslims – and other people having different calendar systems for which their New Year arrives on a different date – should distance themselves from commemorating – and it is a commemoration – the occasion of “New Year’s Eve”. Continue reading →
We need to dethrone ‘Great White Shaykhs’ as part of a more general de-idolization / de-fetishization strategy. When the ‘gods’ are shown to ‘fail’, people will be less likely to worship them. Ditto for the lesser (non-white) ‘gods’ out there…