Civic Tech Studies
A TBD newsletter critically examing civic tech.
This TBD newsletter is inspired by the rich academic discipline of science and technology studies which study “how society, politics, and culture affect scientific research and technological innovation, and how these, in turn, affect society, politics, and culture,” but is focused primarily on the technology used by civil society and governments for “civics.”
Whose Streets? Our Streets! (Tech Edition)
A weekly newsletter that ran from 11/2020-5/2021 on public surveillance news.
As a companion to my TAPP research, with the help of Madeline Smith, I collected weekly global news related to public surveillance technology.
Curious what street surveillance happened between 2020-2021? You can search past issues here.
In this blogpost, Technology and Public Purpose Fellows Liz Sisson and Rebecca Williams team up to propose how governments and investors alike can consider public purpose in their “smart city” technology investments.
To support Rebecca Williams’ research assessing risks to civil liberties posed by “smart city” technologies, Rebecca and Madeleine Smith are documenting trends in the surveillance of public space with a companion newsletter on substack.