Morgan G. Ames

Morgan G. Ames is a postdoctoral research scholar at the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society and a fellow in the Center for Technology, Society and Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Morgan researches how the ideologies of computing cultures lead to specific design choices, policies, usage patterns, and other cultural and material articulations. Morgan’s current projects investigate the role, and limitations, of technological utopianism in education and development projects. Based on eight years of archival and ethnographic research, she is writing a book on One Laptop per Child which explores the motivations behind the project and the cultural politics of a model site in Paraguay. Her next project explores the social meanings of educational technology reforms in marginalized communities, centered in Richmond, California.