Social & Cultural Studies

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Morgan G. Ames
Assistant Professor of Practice
Alumni (MIMS 2006)
Science and technology studies; computer-supported cooperative work and social computing; education; anthropology; youth technocultures; ideology and inequity; critical data science
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Adjunct Professor
how systematically excluded communities adapt technology, algorithmic fairness and transparency, human control over algorithms, ethnography
Coye Cheshire
Professor
Trust, social exchange, social psychology, and information exchange
Paul Duguid
Adjunct Professor
The concept of information; the history of information; the history of "technocracy"; critical information studies.
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Assistant Professor of Practice
Politics, Security, Emerging Technologies, Arms Control, Global Governance, Cybersecurity

Recent Publications

Information: A Historical Companion. Edited by Ann Blair, Paul Duguid, Anja-Silvia Goeing, and Anthony Grafton
Jan 26, 2021

A landmark history that traces the creation, management, and sharing of information through six centuries.

Apr 1, 2020

This paper introduces "infrastructural speculations," an orientation towards speculation that aims to interrogate and ask questions about the broader lifeworld within which speculative artifacts sit, placing the lifeworld (rather than an individual artifact) at the center of a designer's concern. 

The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child, by Morgan G. Ames
Nov 12, 2019

In The Charisma Machine, Morgan Ames chronicles the life and legacy of the One Laptop per Child project and explains why — despite its failures — the same utopian visions that inspired OLPC still motivate other projects trying to use technology to “disrupt” education and development.

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Social & Cultural Studies news

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Alex Hanna discusses how social media impacts our democracy; how Twitter has affected past U.S. elections; and how Musk’s most recent changes to the platform could affect the flow of disinformation moving forward.

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Richmond Wong, Ph.D. ’20, shares how period-tracking apps share users’ data.

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Two I School Ph.D. students, Liza Gak and Seyi Olojo, have been offered the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award. Ph.D. student Tonya Nguyen received an honorable mention.

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