Inclusive Technologies: Designing Systems to Support Diverse Bay Area Communities & Perspectives
Sponsored by the Center for Technology, Society & Policy
Three collaborative teams from the Center for Technology, Society & Policy share insights from their research investigating racial and socioeconomic inclusion in technology development from the perspective of local Bay Area communities. How do Oakland neighborhoods with diverse demographics use technology to enact neighborhood watch, and are all perspectives being represented? How can low-income families of color in Richmond overcome barriers to participating in our technology futures? Can we help immigrant women access social support and social services through technology-based interventions? Presenters will discuss their thoughts on these questions, and raise important new ones, as they share the preliminary findings of their work.
Refreshments will be served.
Fan Mai is a sociologist studying the intersection of technology, culture, identities and mobility. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.
Rebecca Jablonsky is a professional UX designer and researcher. She holds a Master’s of Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon and will be starting a Ph.D. at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this fall in Science & Technology Studies.
Kristen Barta is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington whose research investigates online support spaces and the recovery narratives of survivors of sexual assault. She earned her Master’s from Stanford.
Robyn Perry researches language shift in Bay Area immigrant communities and has a background in community organizing and technology. She holds a Master’s from the Berkeley School of Information.
Morgan G. Ames is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society at UC Berkeley investigating the role, and limitations, of technological utopianism in computing cultures.
Anne Jonas is a Ph.D. student at the Berkeley School of Information researching education, social justice, and social movements.