In this interview, Adel Iskandar hosts UCLA Professor and Bernie Sanders surrogate, Ramesh Srinivasan, to discuss the heart of technological emancipation. From the Arab Uprisings to US politics and challenging both Silicon Valley and the Ivory Tower, Srinivasan seeks to reframe the conversation on digital empowerment.
Ramesh Srinivasan is Professor of Information Studies and Design Media Arts at UCLA and a national surrogate for the Bernie Sanders bid for the Presidency of the United States. He is the author of Beyond the Valley: How Innovators Around the World Are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow (MIT press, 2019) and Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World (NYU Press, 2017).
Adel Iskandar is Assistant Professor of Global Communication at Simon Fraser University. Iskandar taught for several years at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Communication, Culture, and Technology program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He is a co-editor of Jadaliyya.