Sally A. Applin is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, in the Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing (CSAC). She holds a Masters degree from the graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program (NYU/ITP) within New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and a BA in Conceptual Design from San Francisco State University. Sally has had a 20 year career in the science museum design, computer software, telecommunications, and product design/definition industries working as a Senior UX Designer, Senior Consultant and Ethnographer.
At Kent, Sally is advised by Dr. Michael D. Fischer, Professor of Anthropological Sciences, Director of CSAC, and Director of Innovation. 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 and is currently researching the impact of technology on culture, and the consequent inverse: specifically the reifications of Network Space in Personal Space. She is also a member of IoT Council, a think tank for the Internet of Things.
NEW!: PolySocial Reality (PoSR) WIKI • All things PolySocial Reality
NEW!: Interview on the Internet of Things, UK newspaper Metro
NEW!: Paper: Dec. 2012: Visualizing PolySocial Reality
Paper: Feb. 2012: Sally A. Applin and Michael Fischer - “PolySocial Reality: Prospects for Extending User Capabilities Beyond Mixed, Dual and Blended Reality”
Interview: October 2011: Council Interview: Sally Applin on PolySocial Reality and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Paper: July 2011: Sally A. Applin and Michael Fischer - “Pervasive Computing in Time and Space: The Culture and Context of 'Place' Integration”
Paper: Feb. 2011: Sally A. Applin and Michael Fischer - "A Cultural Perspective on Mixed, Dual and Blended Reality"