Social & Cultural Studies

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Morgan G. Ames
Assistant Adjunct Professor
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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Associate Professor
how marginalized communities adapt technology, algorithmic fairness and opacity, human control over algorithms, ethnography
Coye Cheshire
Professor
Trust, social exchange, social psychology, and information exchange
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Adjunct Professor
The concept of information; the history of information; the history of "technocracy"; critical information studies.
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Adjunct Professor
The theory, history and social role of "information."

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

The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop Per Child

Ames uses the One Laptop Per Child Program to explore the “complicated consequences of technological utopianism.”

Shazeda Ahmed

A real life Black Mirror? Ph.D. student Shazeda Ahmed explains the Chinese Social Credit System.

Ben Arnoldy

MIDS student Ben Arnoldy has been awarded the Fall 2019 Jack Larson Data Science for Good Fellowship for his work involving the use of data science to educate the public on climate change and pollution.

Bloc by Bloc. Image courtesy of Harvard University Press.

In his newly published book, Bloc by Bloc, Professor Steven Weber explores the future of the global enterprise as international tensions reach new heights.

The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop Per Child

Morgan G. Ames explores the rise and fall of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project in her new book, The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop Per Child

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