Thomas Tajo

Rapid Response Fellow 2020 - 2020

What do you plan to do during Phase 1 of Rapid Response?

To unearth and expose and raise public awareness about unknown capitalistic and cultural biases of the body and senses that is knowingly or unknowingly in-built into our virtual life and digital spaces. Using popular mobile dating apps as a case-study. Through primary research conducted through open-ended audio-video interviews online. With users from diverse cultural, economic, abilities, sexual, gender, political, geographical, religious backgrounds.

How does your work relate to the theme of the open call?

My project seeks to unearth and raise public awareness about systemic biases of the body and senses that is built into digital life and virtual spaces. Which we are often oblivious to. Therefore, unknowingly end up supporting repressive digital structures and unconsciously embody and reproduce discriminatory behaviours in virtual interaction. Thus, by exposing and rasing awareness about unknown or little known repressive structures of digital space and digital life. It seeks to allow people to take control of their digital space and virtual life. To exit from repressive structures of digital life. To move towards more open and inclusive digital life and culture that is free.

What does the future look like to you?

To strive for an open future and inclusive world: for all life to inherit.

What is your grounding ethos?

My Vision is Inclusive. I seek to bring people with and without disabilities together, in an equal partnership, to fight oppressions and injustices.