Society 5 is a collaborative project, started and maintained by Will Grant and Pia Waugh. Will comes from an academic/sociological background and Pia comes from the tech/geek community, and they thought bringing these spheres together might provide an interesting platform for a progressive and global discussion about the future of society and the Internet.
Please see below for a short biography of each. Please note that this project does not reflect the views of either Pia nor Will’s employers.
Will Grant is a political sociologist and science communicator based at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at ANU. Most of his talking / writing / thinking / reading has focused on the intersection of science, politics and society, and how this is changing in response to new technologies. Find out more at ANU or Twitter. (Will is the guy on the right, that’s Harry on the left).
Pia Waugh is a FOSS and open government geek who has also worked in the Australian IT industry for almost 10 years. She currently works in the Australian public service but has also worked for Senator Kate Lundy, at Macquarie University and did consulting for a number of years. Pia has also spent time volunteering in various tech community organisations. You can read more at her website or on her Wikipedia page.