Is it really the “digital divide” that separates us?
We often hear about the need to close the “digital divide” in Australia – that is, the gulf between those who are digitally included and those who are not. But when we picture the divide this way we lose sight of the myriad of cultural, economic and political issues that prevent people in Australia from participating in the digital sphere. These are problems that the NBN alone can’t fix. So, it’s time to re-frame the debate. This episode features two conversations that challenge our assumptions about digital access in remote Indigenous communities and among detainees at Villawood Detention Centre.
Producer/Presenter: Cheyne Anderson
Laurel Dyson, Honorary Associate at the School of Software at the University of Technology Sydney
Linda Leung, Associate Professor and Honorary Associate at the UTS Business School