Kevin Ackermann is a sociotechnical researcher who is interested in alternative internet histories, platform governance, and content moderation. He’s currently finishing his masters degree in Communication, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University. His thesis explores how content regulation occurred on pre-internet computer networks. He also has a searing internal drive to see justice and kindness in this world that impacts everything he does.
Data & SocietyA Primer on Powerful Numbers: Selected Readings in the Social Study of Public Data and Official Numberscholars Dan Bouk, Kevin Ackermann, and danah boyd join forces on a thought-provoking resource that begins to explore the power of official numbers and public data. In A Primer on Powerful Numbers: Selected Readings in the Social Study of Public Data and Official Numbers, the authors touch on the power and authority that public numbers have in societies. Read moreMarch 2022