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Decentering Technology for Liberation: Ramesh Srinivasan on Digital Empowerment from the Arab Uprisings to Bernie Sanders

Ramesh Srinivasan

Interviewed by Adel Iskandar
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UCLA Professor and Bernie Sanders surrogate challenges both Silicon Valley and the Ivory Tower of academia to find the the heart of technological emancipation from Egypt's Tahrir Square to US politics.


Ramesh Srinivasan
Ramesh Srinivasan

Professor of Information Studies and Surrogate for Bernie Sanders 2020 Campaign

Ramesh Srinivasan is Professor of Information Studies and Design Media Arts at UCLA and a national surrogate for the Bernie Sanders bid for the Presidency of the United States. He is the author of Beyond the Valley: How Innovators Around the World Are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow (MIT press, 2019) and Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World (NYU Press, 2017). Srinivasan makes regular appearances on NPR, The Young Turks, MSNBC, as well as Public Radio International. His writings have been published in the Washington Post, Quartz, Huffington Post, CNN, and elsewhere.

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