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Ramesh Srinivasan (Professor at UCLA in Design and Media/Information Studies)
Webinar Series: The World Has Changed
Webinar Topic: Our Opportunity To Humanise Technology
Webinar Date: April 19, 2021
In this session, Prof. Srinivasan explores the idea of a democratized Internet and building a technologically inclusive world.
He will draw from his fieldwork conducted in South India (Andhra Pradesh), with Native American communities in the US, with revolutionaries in Egypt’s Arab Spring, and in East Africa – to give a glimpse into how technology can support all of us, in our diverse values as human beings – who care about values such as democracy, cultural heritage and environmental sustainability.
Ramesh Srinivasan has been a faculty member at UCLA since 2005 in the Information Studies and Design Media Arts departments, as well as the founder of the UC-wide Digital Cultures Lab. He has worked in over 70 countries studying the relationships between new (Internet, social media, and AI) technologies and political, economic, and social life. Srinivasan has published over 70 academic papers and received 3 peer-reviewed major grants from the National Science Foundation, along with many other prestigious awards and grants. He has worked with governments, businesses, activists, and civil society organizations to advise on technological futures. He served as a national surrogate for Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign and as an Innovation policy committee member for President Biden.
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