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S. Spier MSc BA (Shaked)

Guest PhD Candidate

About Me

Ph.D. candidate in Ethics and Technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente. I'm also a member of the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology and research fellow at the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy, The New School, New Yok. My dissertation looks at the ethical and political aspects of the digital economy (especially the platform and sharing economy), focusing on democratic and alternative models such as platform cooperatives.

More generally, my research looks at the ethical and political aspects of digital technologies and AI. I have great interest in how people use information and communication technologies to interact and cooperate, with a special focus on bringing about social, economic, and political progress and change. From the deployment of social media in collective action and social movements, to platform cooperatives, to technology-related activism and policymaking

I am committed to interdisciplinary research and deploy theories/methods from information ethics, philosophy of technology/information, critical theory, gender studies as well as media, communication, and information science.

Professionally, I work as an IT Project Manager (certified PMI/PMP® and ScrumMaster®).

Expertise

Social Sciences
Collective Behavior
Information Technology
Social Media
Business & Economics
Conception
Culture Industry
Information Overload
Information Society
Knowledge Management

Research

 

Publications

Recent
Spier, S. (2017). Collective Action 2.0: The Impact of Social Media on Collective Action. (Chandos Information Professional Series). Chandos Publishing.
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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 4107
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  4107
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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