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DR. JENNY DAVIS

Project Lead

Dr. Jenny L. Davis (@Jenny_L_Davis) is a sociologist at the Australian National University, an ARC DECRA Fellow, Chief Investigator on the Humanising Machine Intelligence Project, Co-Lead on the Role-Taking Project, and Chair of the Communication, Information Technology and Media Sociology (CITAMS) section of the American Sociological Association. She is author of How Artifacts Afford: The Power and Politics of Everyday Things (MIT Press, 2020), which introduces a framework for socially conscious design. Learn more about Jenny's work here.

 
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LORENN RUSTER

Research Officer

Lorenn is a PhD candidate at the School of Cybernetics at the Australian National University. She has spent 10 years in strategy consulting, including being part of a team co-creating a majority Indigenous-owned, -staffed, and -managed Consulting business as a part of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Network of Firms. She is an alumnus of Singularity University's Global Solutions program held at NASA Ames, Silicon Valley and startupbootcamp HighTechXL accelerator program in Eindhoven, Netherlands where she started (and ultimately failed at scaling) a social business focused on leveraging sensor technology for community-led landmine detection. In 2015/2016, Lorenn was a Global Fellow with impact investor, Acumen, which led her to being a Director of Marketing and Innovation in a solar energy company in Uganda. She holds a Master in Applied Cybernetics from ANU and a Master in International Management focused on Social Business from the University of Sydney, HEC Paris and Copenhagen Business School.