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The Latest on Issues of Rural Communities in the Digital Economy

Published in 2020 in the ESTS journal (open access)! “On Half-Built Assemblages: Waiting for a Data Center in Prineville, Oregon.” Also a shorter blog post about this work and an even shorter piece on “are rural data center jobs good … Continue reading

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Roundup of My Rural Research

I’m working on a book manuscript and am on sabbatical this semester (Fall 2019). In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of what’s emerging out of this work: A brief description of what the book is about. A recent blog post … Continue reading

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Postdoc position

Seeking a postdoc to manage a year long project on Algorithmic Opacity and Fairness working with Professor Jenna Burrell and Professor Deirdre Mulligan at the School of Information, UC-Berkeley. Artificial intelligence is raising new concerns around topics of longstanding interest … Continue reading

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A new post on the Berkeley blog

What environmentalists get wrong about e-waste in West Africa.

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The Importance of Secondhand Computers and the Dilemma of Electronic Waste

Media coverage of e-waste seems to be resurging with a recent photo spread (rehashing what all the other media outlets did 4 years ago) in Wired Magazine Online. For the record, here is my research on what’s been happening in … Continue reading

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CRS ICT4D conference

Just back from the ICT4D conference hosted by Catholic Relief Services. This conference is aimed at practitioners although there was a decent showing from academics. I presented on work from our NSF grant.

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ICTD 2015 Singapore May 15-19th

Fulfilling the last of my duties as ICTD program committee co-chair this week. Pleased to present 22 amazing papers. See you in Singapore! http://ictd2015.org/

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On the Importance and Implications of Studying Tech Non-Use

A new co-authored piece (led by Eric Baumer) just published in ACM Interactions following from our CHI 2014 workshop.

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Upcoming Talks – Fall 2014

23 Oct 14 – CSTMS Colloquium – “On the Importance of Price Information to Fishers and to Economists” November 4 – Center for Work, Technology & Organization, Stanford University

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Upcoming Talks – Spring 2014

April 9th – Santa Clara University, Management Department Seminar Series. April 28th & 29th – “The Materiality of Rumors,” University of Toronto, Culture and Technology Lecture Series. May 22nd – UCLA, Information Studies Colloquium Series.

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