Emaline Friedman received her doctorate in Psychology from the University of West Georgia in 2019.
Her forthcoming book Internet Addiction: A Critical Psychology of Users argues that we are all implicated in Internet excesses as a function of social power under capitalism. Against pathologizing this, her work advocates for data ethics in tech. She has also worked for the last three years on Holochain, a global, grassroots effort to produce a novel distributed network architecture that prioritizes user sovereignty over software company greed. Always interested in the human dimensions of technology and the technological dimension of humanity, Emaline believes that mental health professionals have the opportunity to play unique roles in the digital reformulation of subjectivity. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Counseling.