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Ramesh Srinivasan
Ramesh Srinivasan

Ramesh Srinivasan

Director, UC Digital Cultures Lab & Professor, UCLA

Ramesh Srinivasan studies the relationship between technology, politics, and society and is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is also the founder and director of the UC Digital Cultures Lab. Srinivasan is the author of “Whose Global Village?: Rethinking How Technology Impacts Our World” and “After the Internet.” He earned his doctorate in design studies at Harvard and is a regular speaker for TEDx Talks. Srinivasan’s writings have been widely published by CNN, Wired, and Forbes, among others. 

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“So while it’s wrong to characterize Google as part of the Democratic Party machine, there’s plenty of room to question how it’s affecting our democracy and society.”

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

“The most prominent and globally used social media networks and search engines— Facebook and Google—are produced and shaped by engineers from corporations based in Europe and North America. As a result, technologies used by nearly 2 billion people worldwide reflect the design perspectives of the limited few from the West who have power over how these systems are developed.”

Monday, February 27, 2017

“Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks and Ramesh Srinivasan break it down on #NoFilter.”

Monday, April 15, 2019

“A conversation between Rising Up With Sonali and Ramesh Srinivasan on internet regulation.”

Monday, April 1, 2019

“Billions in our world are connected, but to what? A few companies have emerged as the intermediaries, between we, the users, in the digital world today. Yet as we depend on these technologies to shape our political, cultural, and economic lives, what decisions are being made algorithmically and policy-wise that influences our futures? This talk will give examples from across the world to discuss a digital future that supports important human values; ones rooted in cultural diversity, economic equality, and political democracy.”

Thursday, July 5, 2018

A review of Ramesh Srinivasan’s book “Beyond the Valley.” “Summary: How to repair the disconnect between designers and users, producers and consumers, and tech elites and the rest of us: toward a more democratic internet.” 

Monday, October 7, 2019