Will Sutherland

Me and a deer friend of mine.

Image: A photo of me with a deer friend of mine.

I am a Ph.D. student in the department of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington. I do research on instruments, infrastructure, and collaborative practice. In particular I am examining emerging entanglements between research practice and software development practice in large radio telescope collaborations, and how cosmological research objects are enacted in data. I have also worked on understanding changing work practices around digital labor platforms in the gig economy, and how people work with, against, and around automated systems. I have published in journals and conferences such as Computer-Supported Cooperative Work; Work, Employment and Society; and the iConference.

If you want to get a better sense of my work, you can see a very brief version of a paper presentation I recently gave at Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRpveJNN-Sw

Here at HCDE I work in both the Computer Supported Collaboration Lab and the Data Ecologies Lab.

email:willtsk AT uw.edu