Katina Michael received the Bachelor of Information Technology from the School of Mathematical and Computing Science, University of Technology, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, in 1996, the Doctor of Philosophy degree in information and communication technology (ICT) from the Faculty of Informatics, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, N.S.W., Australia, in 2003, and the Master of Transnational Crime Prevention degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Wollongong in 2009. 

She is currently a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Technology at the University of Wollongong, and has held visiting academic appointments at Nanjing University and the University of Southampton. She was previously employed as a Senior Network Engineer at Nortel Networks (1996–2001). She has also worked as a Systems Analyst at Andersen Consulting and OTIS Elevator Company. 

She has published six edited books, as well as coauthored 500 page reference volume: Innovative Automatic Identification and Location Based Services: from Bar Codes to Chip Implants (Hershey, PA: IGI, 2009). She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers. She researches predominantly in the area of emerging technologies, and has secondary interests in technologies used for national security and their corresponding social implications. 

Prof. Michael has been the Guest Editor of fourteen special issues including in the Proceedings of the IEEE, Computer, IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE Potentials, Journal of Location-Based Services, Computer Communications, Electronic Commerce Research, and Prometheus. She was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine between 2012-2017, and has been the Senior Editor for IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine since 2015. Last year Prof. Michael was awarded the Brian M. O’Connell Distinguished Service Award in the Society for the Social Implications of Technology.

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Alexander Hayes is a Phd scholar at the University of Wollongong, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS), School of Information Systems & Technology (SISAT). He has had industry experience in information systems, data sciences and web development with industry, government, not-for-profit in the arts, education, justice and welfare sectors.

Hayes is a visiting Researcher at Aalto UniversityLeGroupMedia Lab, Finland and Professional Associate with the College of Adjuncts at the University of CanberraINSPIRE Centre. He researches the social implications of emergent technologies with a focus on ethics and data sovereignty. Associated research interests include social media, networked & mobile learning, unmanned aerial systems, policing, privacy, state-society relations and national security.

His research is contributing to how academics and practitioners alike think critically about innovations such as Google Glass and related wearable technologies. As a web developer at the University of Wollongong he supports the Transnational Communication Community of Practice (TCCOP) and lectures in Social Informatics and the Workplace (ISIT203).

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Deniz Gokyer is a final year Master of Information Communication Technology student in the School of Information Systems and Technology at the University of Wollongong. Gokyer is presently engaged in research in the domain of wearable computing. He is investigating the social implications of emerging form factors of new wearables with a view to characterizing and predicting the industry's trajectory. 

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Jordan Brown is a Melbourne based independent film-maker, artist, and activist whose work focuses on the interface between the dominant culture of globalisation and the real impact on people, society and the environment. The social and environmental implications of technoculture is a current focus of Jordan’s work—specifically, research and development for a film project taking a critical view of today’s culture of screens, the ‘society of the spectacle,’ and the widespread fascination with simulacra facilitated by technology while the real world burns.

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