Natasha Dow Schüll

Natasha Dow Schüll is a cultural anthropologist and associate professor in MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society. Her book, Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas (Princeton University Press, 2012), draws on extended research among compulsive gamblers and the designers of the slot machines they play to explore the relationship between technology design and the experience of addiction. Her current research project, ‘Keeping Track: Personal Informatics, Self-Regulation, and the Algorithmic Life’, concerns the rise of digital selftracking technologies and the new modes of introspection and self-governance they engender.