Beyond the Valley: How Innovators Around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow

RAMESH SRINIVASAN, Ph.D., Professor of Information Studies and Design|Media (UCLA), Director of UC Center for Global Digital Cultures. Ramesh Srinivasan studies the relationship between technology, politics and societies across the world. He has been a faculty member at UCLA since 2005 in the Information Studies and Design|Media Arts departments. He is the founder of the UC-wide Digital Cultures Lab, exploring the meaning of technology worldwide as it spreads to the far reaches of our world. He is also the author of the books: “Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Impacts Our World” with NYU Press, and “After the Internet” (with Adam Fish). He has completed a major public book, “Beyond the Valley” which explores the relationships between data, and the Internet with political life, automation and the future of labor, and questions of cultural and global sovereignty. He also writes extensively about issues associated with AI and ethics. Srinivasan earned his doctorate in design studies at Harvard; his master’s degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering at Stanford. Srinivasan is a regular speaker for TEDx Talks, and makes media appearances on MSNBC, NPR, Al Jazeera, “The Young Turks,” National Geographic, Radio Pacifica, the Atlantic, and Public Radio International. His writings have been widely published by Al Jazeera English, CNN, Wired, The Washington Post, Forbes, and The Huffington Post.  http://rameshsrinivasan.org/ 

MELANIE HUBBARD ’11, MLIS, Digital Scholarship Librarian, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University. Melanie Hubbard is the digital scholarship librarian at Loyola Marymount University’s William H. Hannon Library. Like many in the library world, Melanie has a diverse educational background, including a BFA in film, an MA in English from Loyola Marymount University, a Masters of Library and Information Science and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital from Syracuse University. For Melanie, digital is about facilitating access to information, enhancing pedagogy, advancing scholarship and encouraging creativity. In addition to her focus on digital, she has substantial knowledge of and experience with rare books and other special collections materials.



KaleidoLA: The Speaker Series of the Department of Art & Art History

*Murphy Recital Hall, 12:15pm-1:15pm

The speaker series provides a context to explore a ‘kaleidoscopic’ range of interdisciplinary and intersecting experiences in the art world.  Drawn primarily from Los Angeles arts professionals, the speaker series features presentations and workshops by a spectrum of emerging and veteran practitioners, as well as, recent alumni from LMU’s art and art history program.  The series is free and open to the university and the public. 

Friday, February 7 at 12:15pm

Murphy Recital Hall
1955 Ignatian Circle, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

Event Type

Speakers and Seminars


College of Communication & Fine Arts, Art History, Studio Arts




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