The Institute appeared in March 2020 as a bugreport. We decided to bring together our resources and build a temporary institution that can address, engage in and resist the disruptive and inequitable impact of complex global technology regimes and infrastructures. For a quick overview of the activities of the Institute in its first months, please see below.

Current projects


Aouragh, Miriyam, Gürses, Seda, Pritchard, Helen and Snelting, Femke. The extractive infrastructures of contact tracing apps in: Journal of Environmental Media

Aouragh, M., Gürses, S., Pritchard, H. and Snelting, F. as Institute for Technology in the Public Interest (2020), ‘The long tail of contact tracing’, GitHub, 10 April,

Interviews and podcasts

Keltoum Belorf, Interview. Coronacrisis: Tracing-app, een magisch redmiddel of tool om publiek te sussen? De Wereld Morgen, June 2020

Radio Informal, RYBN interviews The Institute for Technology in the Public Interest (May 2020)

Wie sich die Debatte um Corona-Tracing ändern muss. Interview with Chris Köver, Netzpolitik (May 2020)

A chance to transgress. We Be Imagining with J. Khadijah Abdurahman, Ilan Mandel and Stanley Muñoz