Dr Jathan Sadowski joins lab as a research fellow

Welcome to Dr Jathan Sadowski who has joined the Emerging Technologies Research Lab as a Research Fellow. Jathan will work across multiple projects in the Lab and has expertise in the political economy of smart technologies.

By casting a critical eye on technology, Jathan seeks to uncover the often hidden interests, imperatives, and ideologies that influence the design and use of digital systems that are data-driven, networked, and automated. Who benefits, who’s represented? Who loses, who’s left out? Why are things made in certain ways, for certain purposes—and how can we realize alternative pathways?

Jathan is also the author of a new book, Too Smart: How Digital Capitalism is Extracting Data, Controlling Our Lives, and Taking Over the World (MIT Press, 2020), which analyses how the pursuit of power and profit is being materialized through smart tech.

Jathan Sadowski profile