About this video
The ethos of innovation and entrepreneurship, honed in high-technology firms, has colonized philanthropy, development projects, government policies, and even thinking about international diplomacy. But can passionate entrepreneurs really serve social needs? Irani talks about a decade of research that reveals innovation practices can reproduce gender, caste, and class hierarchies and limits of innovating our way to a better world.
About the Speaker
Professor of Internet Studies
Philip N. Howard is a professor of sociology, information and international affairs, and the author of Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives.
Professor Lilly Irani
Associate Professor of Communication & Science Studies at University of California, San Diego