Interdisciplinary Studies Field

Rodrigo Ochigame - Science and Technology Studies

Rodrigo majored in ISF with a concentration in Science and Technology Studies and graduated in the Spring of 2015.
His research examines the computational regulation of social and political life. In the fall of 2016, he will join MIT as a PhD student in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society.
His honors thesis investigated algorithmic filtering as a form of information control. Algorithmic filtering is the primary mechanism for selecting, distributing, and displaying information on social media platforms with feeds, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
At Berkeley, he served as a student representative in the Academic Senate and founded the Open Access Initiative, which promotes the free availability and unrestricted use of scholarly publications. The Initiative advocated the UC Open Access Policy, which was adopted by all UC campuses in July 2013.

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