Haluk Mert Bal is a doctoral student at the Design, Technology and Society programme at Koç University. He completed a B.A. in Philosophy and B.S. in Sociology at Middle East Technical University (METU). He received his M.Sc. degree in Social Policy from METU in 2013. His thesis focused on disability and digital inequality. Currently, he studies the role of new media technologies and local engagement projects in social movements. His interests also include political economy of media, citizen journalism, intellectual property, immaterial labour and science and technology studies.
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