Alison Powell

Presentation

How do we understand the discourses, practices and governance structures that are part of our society’s orientation towards data? Technology and society scholar at the London School of Economics presents her work on technological citizenship and ethics.

Biography

Alison B. Powell is an assistant professor in Media and Communication and the director of the Data and Society Program at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has studied technological cultures for the past ten years, following wi-fi hackers from rooftops to policy conferences, and charting the debates over licensing of open hardware. Her forthcoming book examines oppositional technological citizenships, communication, data, and sensing. She also convenes data walkshops to investigate big data in everyday life.

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