Dr. Dan Podjed
APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGIST AND CONSULTANT AT THE INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Dan Podjed, PhD, is an anthropologist who has set himself to design technologies tailored to people. He is a research associate at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is also an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana and a consultant at the Innovation and Development Institute of the University of Ljubljana. In 2010, he co-founded the EASA Applied Anthropology Network and led it until 2018, and is now its executive advisor. In 2013, he designed the Why the World Needs Anthropologists event, which became a central global hub for applied anthropology. In 2019, he published the acclaimed book The Observed, in which he explained why we are increasingly observed and displayed with the help of smartphones and other devices. In 2020, his book Anthropology Within Four Walls was published, in which he explained how he got to know the society and himself during the COVID-19 pandemic.