The TanDEm lab is comprised of students at Georgia Tech and beyond, who are keen to work with, in tandem, individuals and communities in interrogating the value that technologies can bring/are bringing into the world. The lab’s primary commitment is to the ICTD research community, which has been exploring the ties between technology design and global development for about 15 years now. Our contributions sit within the spaces of human-computer interaction and human-centered computing, where we aim to co-develop an understanding of the impact that computing can have/is having globally. 

Though we are dreamers at heart and believe that technologies might lead to “empowerment”, we question this in our work: where does the power sit, how does it travel, and is empowerment really anyone’s to claim but our own?

College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology,
801 Atlantic Dr, Atlanta, GA 30332