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Sally A. Applin earned her Ph.D.in Anthropology at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, working with the Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing (CSAC) where she researches the changing relationship between humans and algorithms, the impact of technology on culture, Maker culture, leading technologies, and the outcomes of network complexities as modeled by PolySocial Reality (PoSR). Sally holds a Masters degree from the graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU (ITP), and a BA in Conceptual Design from SFSU. Sally has had a career in the science museum design, computer software, telecommunications, innovation, insight, and product design/definition industries working as a Senior UX Designer, Senior Researcher, and Senior Consultant.
At Kent, Dr. Applin was advised by Dr. Michael D. Fischer, Professor of Anthropological Sciences, Chief Examiner, Director of CSAC, and Director of Enterprise. Dr. Fischer is the founder of AnthroPunk, a movement that examines how people promote, manage, resist and endure change; hack their lives (and those of others); and create the context of the individuation of their experiences.
Dr. Applin is a founding member of Anthropunk. Dr. Applin is an anthropologist and Sr. Researcher who explores the domains of human agency, algorithms, AI, and automation in the context of social systems and sociability. Dr. Applin is a Research Fellow at HRAF Advanced Research Centres (EU), Canterbury, Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing (CSAC), and Research Associate at Human Relations Area Files (HRAF), Yale University. Dr. Applin has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Associate Editor of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (Societal Impacts Section), and an Executive Board Member of the Edward H. and Rosamond B. Spicer Foundation. Dr. Applin is currently a member of IoT Council (a think tank for the Internet of Things (IoT)), Shortwave Collective, the ACM Committee on Professional Ethics in Computer Science, the IEEE Algorithmic Decision Making Working Group (2017–ongoing), and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). A former collegiate dinghy racer, Dr. Applin currently belongs to the HMBYC.
Contact: sally@ (this domain)
Paper: April 2016 Exploring Cooperation with Social Machines
Paper: March 2016 Cooperating with Algorithms in the Workplace
Paper: Sally Applin, Michael D. Fischer November 2015 New Technologies and Mixed-Use Convergence: How Humans and Algorithms are Adapting to Each Other
Sally Applin, Andreas Riener, Michael D. Fischer: Oct. 29, 2015 Extending Driver-Vehicle Interface Research Into the Mobile Device Commons: Transitioning to (nondriving) passengers and their vehicles.
Sally Applin's O'Reilly SOLID talk transcript: June 2015 Thing Theory: Making Sense of IoT Complexity
Paper: March 2, 2015 Cooperation Between Humans and Robots: Applied Agency in Autonomous Processes
Paper: Dec. 2012: Visualizing PolySocial Reality
Interview: October 2011: Council Interview: Sally Applin on PolySocial Reality and the Internet of Things (IoT)