About Sally Applin
Sally A. Applin is a Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, working with the Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing (CSAC) with a focus on mediated and PolySocial Reality (PoSR). Her current work researches and models the impact of technology on culture, and the consequent inverse: specifically the reifications of Network Space in Personal Space. Sally is concerned with successful human communication and with location-aware and IoT systems and how they impact human agency, as well as privacy and security. Sally holds a Masters degree from the graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU (ITP) and a BA in Conceptual Design/Fine Art from SFSU. Sally has had a 20+ year career in the science museum design, computer software, telecommunications, and product design/definition industries working as a Senior Consultant, Sr. Researcher, Senior UX Designer, and Ethnographer.
At Kent, Sally is 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. Sally is a founding member of Anthropunk. Sally is also an Associate Editor of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (Societal Impacts Section), a member of IoT Council (a think tank for the Internet of Things (IoT)), and a board member of the Edward H. and Rosamond B. Spicer Foundation.
NEW! Paper: Sally Applin, Michael D. Fischer November 2015 New Technologies and Mixed-Use Convergence: How Humans and Algorithms are Adapting to Each Other
NEW! 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.
NEW! 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)