Artist   |  Activist  |  Author  |  Academic

Phd. Scholar - University of Wollongong, Australia
Visiting Researcher - Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
BA (Fine Art) (Honours) - Curtin University, Australia
BA (Education) - Edith Cowan University, Australia


  • Emerging technologies
  • Wearable Computing
  • Innovation 
  • Ethics and Social Implications
  • Privacy, Security and the Law
  • Data Science and Management


  • Ethics
  • Wearable technology
  • Implantable teachnology
  • Educational technology
  • Informatics
  • Robotics
  • Social Media


Alexander Hayes is a Phd scholar at the University of Wollongong, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS), School of Information Systems & Technology (SISAT). He has had industry experience in information systems, data sciences and web development with industry, government, not-for-profit in the arts, education, justice and welfare sectors.

Hayes is a visiting Researcher at Aalto UniversityLeGroupMedia Lab, Finland and Professional Associate with the College of Adjuncts at the University of CanberraINSPIRE Centre. He researches the social implications of emergent technologies with a focus on ethics and data sovereignty. Associated research interests include social media, networked & mobile learning, unmanned aerial systems, policing, privacy, state-society relations and national security.

His research is contributing to how academics and practitioners alike think critically about innovations such as Google Glass and related wearable technologies. As a web developer at the University of Wollongong he supports the Transnational Communication Community of Practice (TCCOP) and lectures in Social Informatics and the Workplace (ISIT203).


UOW Blog - Author
Transnational Communication COP - Web Developer / Service Design
University of Canberra, INSPIRE Centre - Professional Associate
IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology - Administrator
IEEE ISTAS13 Conference Site - Administrator
Technology & Society - Author / Administrator
Uberveillance - Author / Administrator


You can access my CV as a [ Google Document ]

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#realstory - an autobiographical journey through my life.