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Richmond Wong is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Georgia Tech's School of Literature, Media, and Communication. His research seeks to understand how different forms of action can create values change and ethical outcomes in technology design, including: new design practices, worker and community-led actions, organizational practices, and law and policy. In addition to studying existing practices in these areas, he creates new activities and tools to help technology practitioners, users, and other stakeholders discuss and reflect on the social values and ethical issues related to technology.

Recent projects include studying the technology workers’ organizational practices related to ethics, and creating design activities to help people talk through issues related to privacy and surveillance.

Richmond's work utilizes qualitative and design-based methods, drawing from critically-oriented human computer interaction, science & technology studies, and speculative and critical design. He completed his PhD at the University of California Berkeley School of Information, a postdoc at the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, and has undergraduate degrees in Information Science and Science & Technology Studies from Cornell University.

Latest News

Fall 2022 - I am currently recruiting PhD students to join the Georgia Tech Digital Media Program (applications due December 2022 for a start date in Fall 2023) to do research in one or more of these research areas related to Creating Ethics Infrastructures

Jun 2022 - This fall I will be joining Georgia Tech's School of Literature, Media, and Communication as an Assistant Professor of Digital Media!

Apr 2022 - Happy to be a co-author on a CHI'22 paper led by Neilly Tan studying uses of smart home cameras, Monitoring Pets, Deterring Intruders, and Casually Spying on Neighbors: Everyday Uses of Smart Home Cameras

Oct 2021 - Attending the virtual CSCW conference, presenting my paper Tactics of Soft Resistance in User Experience Professionals' Values Work (which recieved an Honorable Mention award!) and helping to co-organize the Designing for Data Awareness privacy workshop.

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Upcoming Talks

Dec 7, 2022 - I'll be presenting a talk at the 4S Conference on Discourses of Risk and the Shaping of Technology Ethics Work.

Past Travel and Talks