Social & Cultural Studies

Related Faculty

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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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

Rajesh Veeraraghavan
Ph.D. student Rajesh Veeraraghavan is analyzing the effects of an Indian “open government” initiative, which uses information transparency to fight corruption in the distribution of government benefits.
Elisa Oreglia
Elisa Oreglia honored for the best graduate student paper on China and inner Asia at the Association for Asian Studies annual conference.
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Adjunct professor Xiao Qiang documents the spread of subversive online wordplay and its implications for China’s sense of national identity and political future.
Elisa Oreglia
New research by Ph.D. student Elisa Oreglia looks under the surface of rural Chinese Internet use and reveals a rich nuanced relationship between older, less-educated Chinese villagers, computers, and the Internet.
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New research by Jenna Burrell looks under the surface of Internet culture in Ghana, exploring why many Ghanaians have struggled to form connections with foreigners and to share in the prosperity of the information age.

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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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