The short film, Blaxites, critically explores how “Big Data” and surveillance technology have blurred the line between safety and privacy, especially for marginalized communities of colour.
I’ll preface this by saying that as much as I enjoy technology, I’m not a huge mobile app guy or, more accurately, I’m not someone who’s at the forefront of trying popular new apps.
Technology has undoubtedly closed the gap on the need for entrepreneurs or anyone with an idea to get a relatively robust, well-designed website up and running within a matter of days, if not hours.
There was once a day, not too long ago, when the concept of an online retailer completely displacing traditional brick and mortar stores was a foreign thought. Enter Amazon.
I’ve had countless conversations (in this case, let’s call my conversation partner Sam) that have gone something like this:
Black people represent a significant portion of technology consumption, but only a small fraction of the community is behind the development of this technology.
The recipient of the Technology and Innovation for the 2014 Harry Jerome Awards, is Collin Haughton; Founder and Global Chairman of Noca Instrument. His company currently manufactures android Tablets and Cell Phones.