Mr Craig Ryder

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Email address
667212@soas.ac.uk
Thesis title
Algorithms @ Work: How are digital technologies reimagining media production in Sri Lanka?

Biography

Between undergrad training in Social Anthropology (2011) and a MA in Global Digital Cultures (2020) I worked as a Creative Strategist for Roar Media in Colombo, one of South Asia’s fast growing media startups. More recently, I have been awarded a CHASE studentship to pursue a PhD and I have co-founded EverMind, a global psychotherapy platform. My research interests sprawl the digital mix: automation, influencers and nascent tech such as synthetic media. I have also co-founded the Digital Methods Network to bridge digital methods across discipline boundaries and help researchers understand how algorithms and big data can be harnessed in their own work.

Whilst I am embedded in tech and startup culture, I am critical of it, and advocate for an alternative digital future.

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