Allison Burtch creates liberation technology. She also helps run the School for Poetic Computation, where she teaches “Critical Theory of Technology: Politics, Utopia and Code.”
She is currently working on a small ultrasonic hardware device that protects smart phone users from passive audio surveillance, built in part while a resident at Eyebeam, the leading art and technology center in the United States. She is a member of Deep Lab.
Civic and inclusive technologies
How can we build better tools to engage with society in an open and democratic way? ITS Global Fellows discussed this issue in 2014, presenting different case studies. Allison Burtch introduced “Dumbsto.re: the most inclusive mobile app platform ever”. Later, Kate Krontiris explained the importance and practicality of ethnographic approaches for civic technology. Finally yet […]