Jathan Sadowski is a PhD student in the “Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology” program at Arizona State University. Broadly speaking, he researches critical technology studies, with a focus on social justice and political economy. More specifically, he is writing a dissertation on “smart cities,” which will be composed of three complementary sections: discourse analysis of corporate, government, and media sources; examining issues of social justice and political economy (in both actually existing and potential technologies/policies); and further developing a theory of cyborg urbanization. He also freelance writes articles and op-eds—mostly about the politics and ethics of technology—for a number of magazines and newspapers (e.g. Slate, Wired, Al Jazeera America, The Baffler, The New Inquiry, and others).

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