The Need for Intergenerational Tech
What lies beyond the linear futurity of technocapitalist desire, which plans for obsolescence sustained by extractive geopolitics? Alice Yuan Zhang draws from the collective wisdom of migrant, crip, degrowth, and decolonial feminist movements to call for an intergenerational approach to technology. She discusses the ills of hegemonic innovation and conspire toward a cyclical framework of sowing code as seed, maintenance as recipe, and just relations as networked infrastructure. This talk surfaces from her ongoing research project Becoming Infrastructure, in which she examines technological infrastructure across temporal and earthly scales in context of ecosystemic grief.
This talk aims to expand our imagination and ground our spirits, linking tech justice with other solidarity movements while drawing from the speaker's own lineage, stories, and personal experiences.