Institute for Policy Ethics and Culture
Michigan Technological University

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Stefka Hristova Associate Professor of Digital Media, Humanities

Associate Director

Soonkwan Hong


The Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture (IPEC) addresses the policy implications, ethical considerations, and cultural significance of the massive changes and disruptive forces currently underway. By bringing policy, ethics, and culture into the center of inquiry, IPEC creates collaborations on topics key to understanding technocultural change: issues such as algorithmic culture, medicine, biotechnology, and ethics; technology and autonomy; surveillance and privacy; and reconfiguring human relationships in and with a changing environment. IPEC brings together a diversity of knowledge holdersfaculty, staff, and community partnersto collaborate on and support research, policy, sharing, and teaching that responds to the changing technological environment.