Hello! This is the personal webpage of Dr Mike Katell. I am an Ethics Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute in London, England. I am an information and data ethicist whose research concerns technology policy, law, social justice, and human rights. In my blog you’ll find posts in which I search for the meaning and value of technology in our lives. I also occasionally post about my life in London, bicycling, activism, and other topics that interest me.
In addition to my work at the Turing, I am co-director of the research cooperative, the Critical Platform Studies Group. CritPlat, as we like to call it, is a collection of people and ideas seeking to hold a mirror to the world of technology and platforms, offering a critical and activist lens.
You can read my blog posts on this site. A selection of publications appears below. These and others are indexed on Google Scholar and SSRN.
You can also follow me on Twitter @mikekatell.
Krafft, P. M., Young, M., Katell, M., Lee, J. E., Narayan, S., Epstein, M., Dailey, D., Herman, B., Tam, A., Guetler, V., Bintz, C., Raz, D., Jobe, P. O., Putz, F., Robick, B., & Barghouti, B. (2021). An Action-Oriented AI Policy Toolkit for Technology Audits by Community Advocates and Activists. Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency, 772–781. https://doi.org/10.1145/3442188.3445938
Katell, M., Young, M., Herman, B., Dailey, D., Bintz, C., Guetler, V., Raz, D., Tam, A., & Krafft, P. M. (2020). A toolkit for algorithmic equity and community empowerment. https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/106571
Katell, M., Dechesne, F., Koops, B.-J., & Meessen, P. (2019). Seeing the whole picture: Visualising socio-spatial power through augmented reality. Law, Innovation and Technology, 1–32. https://doi.org/10.1080/17579961.2019.1665800
Critical Platform Studies Group., Irani, L., Salehi, N., Pal, J., Monroy-Hernández, A., Churchill, E., & Narayan, S. (2019). Patron or Poison?: Industry Funding of HCI Research. Conference Companion Publication of the 2019 on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing – CSCW ’19, 111–115. https://doi.org/10.1145/3311957.3358610
Katell, M. (2018a). Adverse Detection: The Promise and Peril of Body-Worn Cameras. In B. C. Newell, T. Timan, & B.-J. Koops (Eds.), Surveillance, Privacy, and Public Space (pp. 99–118). Taylor & Francis.
Katell, M. (2018b). Algorithmic reputation and information equity. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 55(1), 226–233. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501025
Katell, M. A., & Moore, Adam D. (2015). The Value of Privacy, Security, and Accountability. In A. D. Moore (Ed.), Privacy, security, and accountability: Ethics, law and, policy (pp. 1–17). Rowman & Littlefield International.
Katell, M. A., Parker, S. Q., Warren, T. J., & Taylor, H. (2015). Remade to Measure: Applying Impact Measurement Theory to Non-profit Organizations – A Case Study. 2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 4285–4293. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2015.513