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Sally Applin

Alumni, Class of 1992


Graduate Assistant Scholarship (GA)
Departmental Prize: Winner: "Excellence in Design Aesthetics"

Sally A. Applin is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, in the Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing (CSAC) with a focus on mediated and PolySocial Reality (PoSR). Her current work researches and models the impact of technology on culture, and the consequent inverse: specifically the reifications of Network Space in Personal Space. Sally is concerned with successful human communication and with location-aware and IoT systems and how they impact both human privacy and security. Sally holds a Masters degree from the graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU (ITP) and a BA in Conceptual Design/Fine Art from SFSU. Sally has had a 20+ year career in the science museum design, computer software, telecommunications, and product design/definition industries working as a Senior Consultant, Sr. Researcher, Senior UX Designer, and Ethnographer. At Kent, Sally is a founding member of AnthroPunk, a movement that examines how people promote, manage, resist and endure change; hack their lives (and those of others); and create the context of the individuation of their experiences. Sally is a member of IoT Council, a think tank for the Internet of Things (IoT), and is a board member of the Edward H. and Rosamond B. Spicer Foundation.