[bestbits] Tech for Good & Evil: Please Help Collect Resources

Yosem Companys ycompanys at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 12:41:47 EDT 2018

Hi All,

Could you help me collect any and all info that may be available on the use
of technology for good and evil?

I'm looking bibliographies, syllabi, media resources, and any other
materials you may be aware of.

I'm looking for seminal and other readings, disciplinary or
multidisciplinary readings, country-specific or cross-cultural readings.

Below is a list of the topics that I have identified thus far. If I'm
missing any others or you believe there's a better way of organizing them,
please let me know.


   - Accountability, Corruption, Openness, and Transparency (e.g., Open
   Data, Freedom of Information - FOI)
   - Activism, Protests, and Movements (e.g., Occupy, Anonymous, Hacktivism)
   - Agriculture, Farming, and Food Security (e.g., eAgri, Fishing,
   Mariculture, Aquaponics, Aquaculture)
   - Censorship, Repression, and Freedom (e.g., Freedom of Expression -
   FoE, Free Speech, NetFreedom, Right to Information - RTI)
   - Conflict, Disasters, and Resilience (e.g., Crisis Mapping, Robotics,
   Cyber Attacks/Defense, Cyber War, Harassment, Hate Crimes)
   - Construction, Housing, and Real Estate (e.g., Smart Homes, Internet of
   - Democracy, Politics, Elections, and Voting (e.g., Netroots, Tea Party,
   - Development (e.g., Information and Communication Technologies for
   Development - ICT4D, Tech for Development - Tech4Dev, Global Development -
   - Economics (e.g., Participatory Economy, Peer-to-Peer Economy, Commons,
   Unemployment, Job Creation/Destruction, Consumer Rights)
   - Education (e.g., Information and Communication Technologies for
   Education - ICT4E, Open Education, eLearning, MOOCs)
   - Ethics (e.g., how the design and use values of technology determine
   whether they're used for good or evil)
   - Energy and Power (e.g., Microgrids)
   - Entrepreneurship (e.g., Social Entrepreneurship - socent, Social
   - Environment (e.g., Brownfields, Landfills, Superfund Sites, Climate
   Change, and Land, Water, and Air Preservation)
   - Finance (e.g., Microfinance, FinTech, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies,
   Participatory Budgeting, Crowdfunding)
   - Governance (e.g., eGovernance - eGov, Open Governance - OpenGov,
   Governance 2.0 - gov20, Internet Governance Forum, Civic Tech)
   - Health (e.g., eHealth, mHealth, Telemedicine)
   - Human rights
   - Inequality & Bias (e.g., Digital Divide, Cost of Living,
   Discrimination, Harassment)
   - Manufacturing (e.g., Additive Technologies, 3D Printing,
   Do-It-Yourself - DIY, Robotics, Open Innovation)
   - Media (e.g., Journalism, Social Media)
   - Organizing and Organizations (e.g., Nonprofits, Community-Based
   Organizations, Cooperatives, Labor Unions)
   - Physical Spaces and Locations (e.g., Libraries, Coworking Spaces,
   Makerspaces, Hackerspaces, Fab Labs, Tool Sharing Libraries, Smart Cities,
   - Policy and Law (e.g., Policy Innovations, Legal Innovations)
   - Privacy (e.g., Rules, Regulations, Laws, Frameworks)
   - Security, Physical or Cyber (e.g., Cybersecurity, Internet of Things,
   Sexual Harassment and/or Violence, Security by Design)
   - Social Science (e.g., Impact of Technology on Society)
   - Transportation and Supply Chain on Land, Water, and Air (e.g.,
   Hyperloop, Autonomous Vehicles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Drones, Smart
   - Volunteering (e.g., Crowdsourcing, Participatory Mapping)
   - Water Security (e.g., Watersheds, Water Purification)
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