Public interest technology (PiT) is an emergent field that has been borne from the need to equip public interest organisations with the ability to leverage technology for the public good. This presentation will describe differing views of PiT held by universities, institutes and foundations in the United States. It will also highlight curriculum development currently taking place at ASU between the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering which will address a growing demand for integrated approaches to solving complex issues in the public sphere. Katina Michael is the Director of the Center for Engineering, Policy and Society at Arizona State University. She is a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering. She is the founding editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society.
Citation: Katina Michael and Rebecca Monteleone, March 20, 2019, “Navigating public interest technology”, SFIS Enlightening Lunch, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-kzhp8mEsg