MIT Press signs up book by UCLA professor on a 'new deal' for the Internet

We are pleased to announce that MIT Press has acquired world English language rights in a book presenting a bold, truly global vision for equality, diversity and justice in our digital age.

In We, the Users, Ramesh Srinivasan, a professor in the departments of Information Studies and Design|Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the founder of the UC-wide Digital Cultures Lab, makes a clarion call for a new social contract – inspired by the New Deal – that aims to restore the fundamental principles that have been sacrificed in our heedless rush for technological progress.

Along the way he draws on his pioneering fieldwork exploring technology’s impact on communities around the world, spanning Latin and South America, South Asia, West Africa, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand and indigenous communities in the United States and Canada.

According to the media critic Douglas Rushkoff, Srinivisan is 'The smartest person around thinking about the impact of digital technology on global society – the first of the next generation of media philosophers who will shepherd humanity through the changes ahead'.

Rights were bought by MIT Press editorial director Gita Manaktala from Jeff Shreve, with publication slated for 2019.