Gili Vidan is a PhD Candidate in the Department of the History of Science and research fellow at the Program on Science, Technology, and Society. Her work looks at digital technologies, hanging notions of public trust and democratic governance, and narratives of crisis and future-making in the US. Vidan’s dissertation traces technical attempts to solve the problems of trust and transparency, with a focus on the development of electronic payment systems and public key cryptography in late 20th- and early 21st-century US. She is an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and a doctoral associate of the Science, Religion, and Culture Program at the Harvard Divinity School. Vidan has served as a teaching fellow for courses on digital technology and culture, science and law in the US, and global science fiction. She holds a MSc in Social Science of the Internet from the University of Oxford and an AB in Social Studies from Harvard.
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