Trevor is writing his dissertation on the emergence of cloud computing.
His dissertation examines the impact of the cloud on the past and future of computing. He is investigating how the cloud can (and should) be considered a material product.
The cloud exists as an assemblage of technologies, infrastructures, and human practices. Seeing how social values are built into technologies can help us build more robust and egalitarian systems.
As a Science and Technology Studies (STS) researcher, Trevor’s work is interdisciplinary. His dissertation borrows from STS scholars, historians, computer scientists, sociologists, and philosophers. These multiple perspectives provide the tools to understand how the cloud and other technological systems interface with the social world.