The electricity consumed by our digital lives
Mike Hazas is a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University (UK) who interrogates how digital systems such as learning thermostats, smartphones, superfast broadband, and robotic vacuum cleaners contribute to increasing standards for comfort and service provision, and thus tend to ratchet energy demand and carbon emissions. Mike is an interdisciplinary researcher, working at the confluence of computer science (PhD, University of Cambridge) and sociology (BA, Lancaster University). Mike’s past work has included interventions in thermal comfort, practices around food and cooking, and on-demand streaming and social networking. Mike strives for critical reflection, working with technology designers, policy makers, and third sector organisations.
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