Tech in the News: There’s No Such Thing As a Tech Expert Anymore

Ian Bogost

Posted August 4, 2020

External Article: Wired

Ian Bogost, professor of digital media in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, was mentioned in “There’s No Such Thing As a Tech Expert Anymore.” Wired, August 4.


Am I really an expert on Google and Facebook? Or, more appropriately, who is an expert on these companies? Is anyone?

I have some nominees…

The best candidates are scholars like danah boyd of Data and Society, Zeynep Tufekci of the University of North Carolina, and Ian Bogost of Georgia Tech. They all have deep backgrounds in coding and working for technology companies, and have deployed academic expertise and writing skills to influence public understanding of these industries.

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