Beyond the lean to the heart of computing

Posted on May 2, 2008


I’m on the committee for an exciting new conference that takes computing “beyond sustainability” . Hearttech08 aims to go deeper than our current attempts at green IT which as Raskino points out usually are code for “lean IT”. Instead we hope to explore the heart of technology and technology education. Logan Muller is chair (remember his “computing’s heart of prostitution” quote?).

Particular interest is in how we get practices, strategies or policy implemented into industry, government and education sectors that will actually enhance the environment (not merely have “less” impact) and promote equity and fairness across the global society.

Papers are due 19th July. The conference is in Thailand in November.