Prof. David Carroll

Prof. David Carroll | Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2020 business conference
Associate Professor of Media Design, Parsons School of Design, The New School
David Carroll is associate professor of media design and former Director of the MFA Design and Technology graduate program at the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design at The New School. He is known for legally challenging Cambridge Analytica and related companies in the U.K. courts in order to recapture his 2016 voter profile using European data protection law. Featured in The Great Hack (2019) on Netflix, his data quest has appeared in WIRED, The Guardian, Motherboard, The Boston Review, Slate, Mother Jones and the international press more widely. Formerly CEO of Glossy, a failed tech startup backed by Hearst and incubated at NYC Media Lab and NY Media Center by IFP. Glossy visually organized digital archives using machine learning and social content recommendation engines. This experience deep in industry helped form the basis of his research, legal efforts and public engagement on data rights. His earlier scholarship on mobile media funded by research grants included support from the Pearson Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Nokia Research Centers.

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