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Philip Howard


July 16, 2015

New book by UW’s Philip Howard urges democratic values for coming Internet of Things

"Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up," by University of Washington professor Philip Howard, was published this spring by Yale University Press.

UW professor Philip Howard discusses his new book, “Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set us Free or Lock Us Up,” published this spring by Yale University Press.


November 20, 2013

Study shines light on what makes digital activism effective

Protestors hold up a Facebook placard in Tahrir Square

Digital activism is usually nonviolent and tends to work best when social media tools are combined with street-level organization, according to new research from the University of Washington.


June 13, 2013

Philip Howard’s new book explores digital media role in Arab Spring

"Democracy's Fourth Wave cover

Philip Howard, associate professor of communication, answers a few questions about his book with doctoral student Muzammil Hussain, “Demoracy’s Fourth Wave: Digital Media and the Arab Spring.”