Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy and Technology
This chapter develops a full theory of discriminatory technologies grounded in Heideggerian, Latourian, and Ihdean theoretical structures and demonstrates its applicability to a wide and widening range of forms of normativity, exclusion, and discrimination, taking place across intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, trans/cisgender identity, disability, and religious identity. Technologies, technical systems, and artifacts considered are wide-ranging, and include algorithms, adhesive bandages, human resource management policies, calendars, VR systems, carpentry, strollers, photographic film formulation and printing, video game character classes, and stairs.
Original Publication Citation
Wittkower, D. E. (2018). Technology and Discrimination. In J. C. Pitt & A. Shew (Eds.), Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy and Technology (pp. 37-64). New York: Routledge.
Wittkower, D. E., "Technology and Discrimination" (2018). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 36.