I believe people deserve dignity, democracy is a higher order goal than shareholder value, scientists are not necessarily virtuous, and technology is never apolitical.
I believe that most things are not as complicated as they seem but there is infinite power in telling people they do not, can not, or will not understand.
I understand. I just disagree.
What I do
Society is increasingly governed by technological systems, finance included. These systems provide ways to spread democratic ideals of equitability and enlightenment, or they can be ways for policymakers and technocrats to avoid responsibility for social inequities and indignities.
My work breaks down complex technological systems into their smallest parts to demonstrate the ways actual humans- people like you and me- dictate the way these systems work, and who in society wins and loses. I do this to empower others- students, policymakers, technologists, and the public- providing them with understanding, ideas and logic tools needed to overcome coercion rooted in complexity.
Who I am
I am a writer and scholar. I am a woman that lives torn between extremes:
security and liberty
fitness and restfulness
rural and urban
thick-skinned/selfish disinterest and outraged awareness
I have a fascination with extremes. xxxx