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 AI ethicist and critical data scholar whose research concerns the politics and policy of data and technology. In my occasionally updated 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 Mastodon (new and exciting) and Twitter (less and less).
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