Ecologies of Smart Unstructuring: Silicon Regimes, Alternatives in Commons, and Unparallel Librarian

HIBERT, Mario (2019) Ecologies of Smart Unstructuring: Silicon Regimes, Alternatives in Commons, and Unparallel Librarian. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 - Athens, Greece - Libraries: dialogue for change in Session S05 - Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning. In: Librarians and information professionals as (pro)motors of change: immersing, including and initiating digital transformation for smart societies, 20-21 August 2019, Zagreb, Croatia.

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Abstract

Ecologies of Smart Unstructuring: Silicon Regimes, Alternatives in Commons, and Unparallel Librarian

Absence of critical insights on how a discourse regime of “smart” is constituted make libraries prone to structuring that have not been developed in dialogue with the communities whose lives are being increasingly digitized. In that light, I would argue for the role of librarian in co-designing a debate which needs to be uncovered, developed and advocated by those who are seen as participating fuel for algorithmically enhanced systems of pattern recognition. If strategies of data behaviourism are to foster futures in which a post-democratic, machinic vision outsmarts alternatives in digital transformations, then the LIS community has responsibility not to align itself with a technocratic ideological assertion that precludes „a social relation that is of collective interest and that necessarily needs to act itself out off-limits to the logics of capitalization and marketization“. In other words,”commoning“ practices, which are gaining a great political significance in shaping new expectations about possible courses of action, should not be left unspoken.

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