Industry research and communications

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Issuing biometric ID cards to Somali citizens. 2014 / Tobin Jones

Since finishing my Ph.D., I’ve worked as a research consultant, most recently for Dovetail Labs, a consulting company founded by anthropologists that focuses on ethical questions raised by emerging technologies in diverse cultural and political contexts. I wrote two research briefs: one on digital identity in Africa (specifically ID4Africa) and the other on VR/AR in Israel. I published a summary of this research on Medium.



Mycoworks Studio Tools

Some tools, mementos, and charms at the Mycoworks Studio

From early 2016 to late 2017, I was a communications consultant at MycoWorks, a San Francisco-based biomaterials company making new materials out of fungi. I conducted market research and helped build social media presence and community engagement. (Read two Medium posts I wrote on mycotechnology for MycoWorks Radio here.)