I work on - Outlaw Innovation and User-Led Design Practices | Hacking and Open Hardware | Science and Technology Policy | Sexuality/LGBT issues.
1! I manage the Homesense research project, which explores how the open collaborative methods of online communities can be applied to physical infrastructures in the home.
2! I’m a Tutorial Fellow in Ethics at the University of Sussex, where I lecture and supervise on issues around: technology ethics, user/outlaw innovation, innovation in the creative industries, research methods.
3! I’m an Honorary Research Associate with the Science and Technology Studies Department at UCL, where I’m doing research around domestic technology practices.
4! I’m also doing research with Wired UK on tech communities and hackspaces around the United Kingdom.
5! If you’re around Dave’s Comics on a Tuesday, you’ll see me around getting very excited about what’s in stock.
1! I’ve worked as a Research Manager at Tinker London, where we designed and researched products that bridged the digital and the physical.
2! I was also a Research Fellow at the Centre For Research in Innovation Management (CENTRIM), University of Brighton. I conducted research around user-led innovation activities in the creative industries and high-tech manufacturing in the UK, and subsequent policy responses.
3! In 2009 I completed my PhD at Sussex University’s Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU) in ‘Technology and Innovation Management’. I asked whether stigmatised companies had more difficulties in their business practices because of their deviant reputation; and whether this affected the type of technology innovation that they could do. My case study was the online sector of the North American pornography industry, which I investigated using an ethnographic mixed methodology.
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