Social & Cultural Studies

Related Faculty

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Associate Professor
jenna@ischool.berkeley.edu
Focus: technology appropriation in non-Western societies, technology and socio-economic development, qualitative research methods
(510) 642-7584
Coye Cheshire
Associate Professor
coye@ischool.berkeley.edu
Focus: Social exchange, social psychology, social networks and information exchange
(510) 643-6388
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Adjunct Professor
duguid@ischool.berkeley.edu
Focus: The concept of information; the history of information; the history of trademarks and their informational role; critical information studies.
(510) 643-3894
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Adjunct Professor
nunberg@ischool.berkeley.edu
Focus: The theory, history and social role of "information."
(510) 643-3894
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Adjunct Professor
Focus: China’s media, Internet politics and the "Great Firewall"

Recent Publications

Jun 6, 2016

We analyze the concept videos of Google Glass and Microsoft Hololens, viewing them as design fictions that project a vision about the future of computing. Analyzing these videos along with media articles during the time period after the products were announced but before they were available to the public, we begin to see how people use the videos to imagine different types of futures - including imagining different implications that these technologies might have on privacy.

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Social & Cultural Studies news

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Ph.D. students Megan Finn, Elisa Oreglia, Stuart Geiger, Christo Sims, and Bob Bell present their research on technology circulation in China, information dissemination for humanitarian relief efforts, online communities in physical space, gender and identity in digital youth culture, and African entrepreneurship, in at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science.

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