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Morgan Ames

Doctoral Candidate
Stanford University
Morgan is a social scientist and technologist interested in how we make sense of new technologies in our everyday lives. She is currently investigating One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)'s "XO" laptop in Paraguay and elsewhere in South America. She has also explored how middle- and working-class families with young children use media and communications technologies in collaboration with Nokia Research. Morgan's research is at the crossroads of science and technology studies, anthropology, and human-computer interaction. She draws on a diverse skill-set, from an understanding of computer science systems and theory to a sociological perspective on everyday life. Her recent investigations use ethnographic research methods, bringing a deep qualitative perspective to debates about the ways technology shapes our experiences. Morgan Ames is a doctoral candidate and National Science Foundation fellow in Stanford's Communication Department. She earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from UC Berkeley in spring 2004 and a Master's degree in information science from UC Berkeley in spring 2006, and has a PhD minor in anthropology. She has worked for various technology companies including Google, Intel, Yahoo!, and Nokia, and is always interested in discussing collaboration possibilities.

My Speaker Sessions

Saturday, March 12
 

4:15pm CST