Places to Intervene

September 19, 2012

If we commonly believe that “technology is the answer to all our problems”, perhaps we might consider what problems technology is causing or exacerbating.

Absorbing the Complexity

April 28, 2012

Reflections on the state of digital government and a plan for where it should go.

An Image of a Vinyl Record circa 1908

How Green Was My Vinyl?

October 7, 2011

ICT’s environmental impact is still an open question.


June 25, 2011

Al Gore’s new e-book is an interesting example of tech meets environment.

Are We Doing Good?

March 22, 2011

A Conversation on CTC Evaluation with Mike Crandall and Samantha Becker.

Methods Madness: Contextual Inquiry

January 17, 2011

Given the mutual blind spots of observer and observed, how can researchers ensure 1) that what people tell us they want is what they actually want and 2) that we understand what they are telling us?

Rapid Prototyping

September 15, 2010

How do you know if a communications service will work for the people it’s meant to work for?

Greening ICT, An Emerging Field

June 14, 2010

Interviews on green activity in the information and communication technology field.

Broadband Adoption in Low-Income Communities

March 2, 2010

Our report on broadband adoption commissioned by the FCC is now available from the Social Science Research Council.

The Living on Architecture

December 6, 2009

“We think it’s interesting and relevant to display information about the environment on facades. That could be about local air and water quality, the social environment, the city as a habitat. Our vision for it involves the connection between local systems and remote systems.”

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