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.
Fall 2023 - I'm not actively recruiting new PhD students this year, but I encourage students with interests that align broadly with the Georgia Tech Digital Media Program to apply! (There may be opportunities to collaborate in the future, even if I am not your primary advisor - current areas of research that I'm doing can be found on my lab website).
Jul 2023 - Our paper Broadening Privacy and Surveillance: Eliciting Interconnected Values with a Scenarios Workbook on Smart Home Cameras recieved an Honorable Mention award at DIS 2023 (co-authored with Jason Caleb Valdez, Ashten Alexander, Ariel Chiang, Olivia Quesada, and James Pierce)!
Jun 2023 - 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 2023 - 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.