Carl DiSalvo is an Associate Professor in the Digital Media Program in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is Director of the Public Design Workshop: a design research studio that explores socially-engaged design and civic media and Co-Director of the Digital Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Center and its Digital Civics initiative. His current research domains include civics, smart cities, IoT, food systems, and environmental monitoring. He is interested in practices of participatory and public design work to articulate issues and provide resources for new forms of collective action. He is leading a series of design workshops with community residents, researchers, city officials, and urban planners to allow residents to consider services they hope will result from data collection and to voice any concerns about privacy and security.