Ramesh Srinivasan: How Reliance on Technology is Changing Humanity

UCLA IS professor to take part in live-streamed international discussion on Sept. 5, examining impacts of technology on personal identity, relationships, health, and ethics.

Ramesh Srinivasan, associate professor in UCLA’s Department of Information Studies, will take part in an international online discussion to explore answers to the question, “How is reliance on technology changing our humanity?” The live-streamed event is presented by The Atlantic, and underwritten by Google in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab.

Professor Srinivasan, who directs the UC-wide Digital Cultures Lab, will contribute to a conversation on “The Digital Age Around the Globe,” moderated by Steve Clemons of The Atlantic. Michaelanne Dye, a Ph.D. candidate in Social Computing and Development from Georgia Tech, and Mark Kamau, Founder, UX Africa, will also take part in this event scheduled for 2:35 p.m., ET.

Srinivasan is also part of a town hall discussion titled, “You Tell Us: What’s Next?” to take place at 3:25 p.m., ET. Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic will moderate the group, which includes Kade Crockford, director, Technology for Liberty Project, ACLU of Massachusetts; Nir Eyal, author; and Danielle Wood of the MIT Media Lab.

The event is currently at capacity. Visit this link to watch the livestream on Sept. 5, beginning at 9 a.m., ET, or for more information.



Above: Ramesh Srinivasan, associate professor at UCLA’s Department of Information Studies, has done extensive research on the ways that technology shapes and is shaped by cultures around the world.