Dr. Esra Özkan

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    Dr. Esra Özkan is a cultural anthropologist whose research examines the interaction of science, technology, and society. Her doctoral dissertation examined the use of time management technologies to increase individual and organizational productivity.  Her new research project on data visualization explores how the configuration of training and technologies shapes what information is visualized, how it is visualized and what is left invisible. She is interested in developing visual platforms in collaboration with designers, scientists, and artists. She teaches courses in anthropology and social studies of technology, focusing on the impact of psychological,  social, cultural, and economic factors on technology design, production, and use. Özkan is currently a visiting scholar at the Art, Media, and Technology Program at Parsons the New School for Design in New York, NY. Esra Özkan holds a Ph.D. in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) from MIT (2008), M.A. in STS from European Inter-University Association on Society, Science and Technology (2001), and B.A. in Political Science and International  Relations from Bogaziçi University, Istanbul (1998).

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