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Marx Paris, Podcast Host, "Tech Won't Save Us"

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Paris Marx

Podcast Host, "Tech Won't Save Us"

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Master of Public Policy Program

Biography

Paris Marx is the host of the critical technology podcast “Tech Won’t Save Us” and a doctoral student in Media, Film, and Television at the University of Auckland. Paris is also a freelance writer whose work has been published by NBC News, CBC News, Toronto Star, Jacobin Magazine, Tribune Magazine, OneZero, and many others. They’ve also had articles translated into five languages. 

Paris’ work critically interrogates how the technological visions emanating from Silicon Valley rarely achieve the grand promises made at their outsets, but instead fuel socially inequitable outcomes that compound existing problems. In their Master’s research in Geography at McGill University, Paris explored how this is occurring through the tech industry’s interventions into urban transportation systems. That work also forms the basis of a forthcoming book that Paris is writing for Verso Books. Their doctoral research builds on that research to explore the broader future visions of tech leaders, who would be served by them, and how they compare to alternative visions which centre the working class. Ultimately, Paris believes that technology has emancipatory potential, but existing economic structures make it far more likely to fuel exploitation and inequality.