Amelia Bryne is a visual anthropologist, trained in cultural anthropology and new media.
Dharma Dailey has over a decade of experience as a community media activist and researcher.
We – Dharma Dailey and Amelia Bryne – have been researching the social impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for the past decade. We’ve conducted hundreds of interviews on technical topics and written the results up for general, academic, and policy audiences. In 2009/2010 we led the largest qualitative research study in the U.S. on reasons why more than 1/3 of Americans don’t have broadband at home, commissioned by the Federal Communications Commission and the Social Science Research Council.
In our past work we’ve helped show why the relationship between humans and ICT matters, and have specialized in illustrating the big picture and how things connect systemically. In our work we want to help people connect the dots between ICT, people and the planet. We’re not interested so much in simply reporting what is going on where these three things meet up (though this is exciting), but in challenging the way that we think about the role and primary purpose of information and communications technologies in our lives.
Deep Tech collaborates with a spectrum of communications technology experts including business and information school researchers, telecom policy lawyers, cartographers, media reform and community media organizations, and web developers and designers.