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Richmond Wong is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Georgia Tech's School of Literature, Media, and Communication. He directs the Creating Ethics Infrastructures Lab where his research seeks to create social, cultural, and organizational environments that can support technologists and designers in ethical decisionmaking.

This includes creating design approaches that propose alternate ways to consider human values, supporting worker and community-led actions, improving organizational ethics review practices, and understanding the role of law and policy. 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.

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Jun 2022 - Preprint available for a new collaborative paper accepted at the ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Broadening Privacy and Surveillance: Eliciting Interconnected Values with a Scenarios Workbook on Smart Home Cameras, co-authored with Jason Caleb Valdez, Ashten Alexander, Ariel Chiang, Olivia Quesada, and James Pierce.

Feb 2022 - Preprints available for 2 papers accepted in the Proceedings of the ACM - CSCW Journal! Privacy Legislation as Business Risks: How GDPR and CCPA are Represented in Technology Companies’ Investment Risk Disclosures with Andrew Chong and R. Cooper Aspegren, and Seeing Like a Toolkit: How Toolkits Envision the Work of AI Ethics with Michael Madaio and Nick Merrill.

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!

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