Beyond the Valley: How Innovators Around the World Are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow

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About the Author

Ramesh Srinivasan is Associate Professor of Information Studies and Design Media Arts at UCLA. He is the founder of the University of California system's Digital Cultures Lab, exploring the meaning of technology worldwide as it spreads to the far reaches of our world. Srinivasan earned his PhD in design studies at Harvard; his master's degree in media arts and science at MIT; and his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering at Stanford. He has received fellowships in MIT's Media Lab in Cambridge and the MIT Media Lab Asia. He has also been a teaching fellow at the Graduate School of Design and Department of Visual and Environmental Design at Harvard. Srinivasan is a regular speaker for TEDx Talks, and makes regular media appearances on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Young Turks, MSNBC, and Public Radio International. His writings have been published by The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Quartz, and CNN, among others.


For an industry that deliberately keeps the focus off of its negative effects, Srinivasan's work is a necessary intervention and critique, while also shining a light on those working to come up with solutions to counteract the pitfalls of a technologically focused world.--Shelf Awareness--

The book's title belies its fierce politics: like Sanders, Srinivasan believes that massive tech companies have grown unaccountably powerful and must be confronted, not courted and appeased as the Democratic Party establishment has done for decades.