May 20, 2024

The Atlantic Interviews Ph.D. Alum danah boyd on the Rapid Urbanization in the U.S.

From The Atlantic

How to Live in a Digital City

By Megan Garber and Andrea Valdez

While the vibrance, innovation, and cacophony of online life can feel completely unlike anything humanity has ever created before, its newness isn’t wholly unprecedented. Humans reckoned with many similar challenges to life as they knew it while navigating a different kind of social web: the city.

In this episode, danah boyd, a partner researcher at Microsoft Research and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Georgetown University, explains how the sociological work conducted during a time of rapid urbanization in the United States reveals a lot about human behavior and what we need to feel safe, secure, and inspired.

 

Listen to the podcast episode or read the full transcipt here.

danah boyd received her Ph.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Information and is the founder of the Data & Society Research Institute. She is also a researcher at Microsoft and a visiting professor at New York University.

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May 29, 2024