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

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

Hany Farid

Prof. Farid: “Coronavirus misinformation is going to get a lot of people killed.”

Josh Blumenstock

Professor Josh Blumenstock is leading a team that has received a grant to investigate and address eviction spikes and displacement risks related to COVID-19.

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.

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