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David Lyon
is the preeminent theorist of surveillance. His newest book, Liquid Surveillance, (a conversation with Zygmunt Bauman) explores the Web as an environment of ubiquitous surveillance. Lyon directs the Surveillance Studies Centre, is a Professor of Sociology, holds a Queen’s Research Chair and is cross-appointed as a Professor in the Faculty of Law at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He is also the editor of Surveillance and Society.


danah boyd
(@zephoria) is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a Research Fellow of the Born This Way Foundation, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. Her research examines the intersection of technology, society, and youth culture. Currently, she's focused on privacy, youth meanness and cruelty, and human trafficking.

Adrian Chen
(@AdrianChen) is a staff writer at Gawker and an editor at The New Inquiry.
Kate Crawford
(@katecrawford) researches the political and cultural contexts of networked technologies. She's an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, and a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research.

Alice E. Marwick
(@alicetiara) is an Assistant Professor at Fordham University in the Department of Communication and Media Studies, where she teaches classes on social media and digital culture.
Zeynep Tufekci
(@techsoc) is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a fellow at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University. Her main research interests are the social impacts of technology, theorizing the web, gender, research methods, inequality and social media.


Jeremy Antley
(@jsantley) is an independent researcher who studies digital culture, board games, and Russian history out of Portland, Oregon.
Andrea Baker
(@andee) is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Ohio University who researches communities, identities, and relationships that started online. Her book Double Click (Hampton Press, 2005) includes 89 couples who met online and then offline.

David A Banks
(@da_banks) is a grad student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He is also a regular contributor to Cyborgology.

Nicholas Boston
is Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism, Communication and Theatre at Lehman College of the City University of New York. His work most currently centers on approaches to the study of labor relations and work cultures in the media industries, with intersecting interests in subjectivity, performance and desire.
Jenny Davis
(@Jup83) is a postdoctoral researcher at Texas A&M University. She studies digital technologies from a social psychological perspective. Jenny is a weekly contributor to Cyborgology and will begin as an assistant professor at James Madison University in Fall 2013.

Piergiorgio Degli Esposti
(@pgde) is Assistant Professor at Bologna University Studies Marketing and Consumption Behaviors. His research interests are focused on Marketing, Communication and Consumption, with peculiar references to the prosumer activities and DIY in digital technologies and Food.

Sophia Drakopoulou
is a Senior Lecturer in Media, Culture and Communication at Middlesex University and runs the BA in Media and Cultural Studies. Her research explores the spatiotemporal qualities of locative and mobile media as these are shaped and intertwined with everyday life. Sophia is a founding member of Cybersalon.
Brooke Duffy
(@brookeerinduffy) is an Assistant Professor at Temple University who studies cultural production, digital convergence, and gender/feminist studies of media.

Christina Dunbar-Hester is an assistant professor of Journalism & Media Studies at Rutgers University.

Stuart Geiger
(@staeiou) is a computational ethnographer and Ph.D student at the UC-Berkeley School of Information.
Lesley Gourlay
(@lesleygourlay) is a senior lecturer and researcher at the University of London.

Daniel Greene
(@greene_dm) is a third year PhD student in American Studies at the University of Maryland and a University Flagship Fellow. His ethnographic research focuses on how internet access and norms of internet use become linked with social mobility.

Raiford Guins
is an Associate Professor of Digital Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University.
Sam Han
(@sam__han) is assistant professor of sociology at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Malcolm Harris
(@BigMeanInternet) is the senior editor of The New Inquiry and a writer based in Brooklyn.

Avery Henry
is a Ph.D. student in Communication Studies at Wayne State University. Research interests are the interconnections of rhetoric, surveillance, and agency.
Faith Holland
(@asugarhigh) is an artist and current student at SVA MFA Photography, Video & Related Media. She is currently working on different visual models of the Internet through videos, GIFs, web-based projects and a few IRL objects.

Rob Horning
is an editor of the New Inquiry.

Linda Huber
(@_puellaludens) is a New York-based anthro-blogger/researcher focusing on Internet activism, methods of cyber-anthropology, and new media's impact on everyday life.
Andrea Hunter
was a journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

Carolyn L. Kane
is an Assistant Professor at Hunter College (CUNY) and is currently completing her book project, "Chromatic Algorithms: Synthetic Color, Computer Art, and Aesthetics after Code" (forthcoming, University of Chicago Press).

Mohammad Kazeroun
(@mkazeroun) is a PhD student at Buckinghamshire New University, UK, and his research focuses on the way that language and other semiotic resources are being used in Web 2.0 advertising and commercialized communications in the social Web environments. He has studied Sociology at the university of Tehran (BA) and the University of Birmingham (MA with Distinction).
Caitie Kealy
(@saltypalms) is a (very) recent graduate of the BA Visual and Critical Studies program at SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago).

Mona Kleinberg
(@MonaBrooklyn) examines how marginalized groups use the Web to become politically informed, and she is currently finishing her dissertation in political science at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Daniel Kreiss
(@kreissdaniel) is Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Karen Levy
is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Princeton University. Her work focuses on intersections among technological surveillance, legal rules, and social control.

Lev Manovich
(@manovich) is the author of Software Takes Command (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database (The MIT Press, 2005), and The Language of New Media (The MIT Press, 2001). Manovich is a Professor at CUNY Graduate Center, a Director of the Software Studies Initiative, and a Visiting Professor at European Graduate School (EGS).

Andrea Marshall
is a second year PhD student and researcher in human-computer interaction at Drexel iSchool in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Tobias Matzner
is a postdoctoral research associate at the International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities in Tübingen, Germany, working on automation in surveillance and security technology.

Laura Meadows
(@A_L_Meadows) is a Roy H. Park Ph.D. Fellow in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

John Michalczyk is a doctoral student in Sociology at the New School for Social Research. His interests include qualitative approaches to disability studies, social interaction, and cultural sociology. John combines his academic research on disabilities, hidden and visible, with his interest in documentary filmmaking. Gina Neff
(@ginasue) is an associate professor of communication at the University of Washington and author of "Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries."
David Parry
(@academicdave) is an assistant professor of Emerging Media at the University of Texas at Dallas where he studies the intersection of the digital network and publics.

Cameron Paul is a student at the University of British Columbia studying English Literature (Hon.). Laura Portwood-Stacer
(@lportwoodstacer) is Visiting Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, where she teaches courses on social media, consumption, and queer popular culture.
Tristan Rodman
(@thetape) is a sophomore at Brown University studying Computer Music + Multimedia.

Olivia Rosane
(@orosane) is a contributing editor at The State, where she blogs about the internet's emerging literary forms.
Rotem Rozental
(@rotroz) researches technologies of photography. She is a PhD student at Binghamton University, co-artistic directs We - Festi-conference for Creative Collectives, edits The Shpilman Institute for Photography Blog and writes exhibition reviews to Artforum.com, among other ventures.
Jasmine Salters
(@blkgirlwithapen) is a phd student in cultural communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research explores the intersection of race, gender, class, and sexuality in black cultural production, law, sex work, and visual culture.

Dorothy Santos
(@deedottiedot) holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts. Her research emphasis is on programming, coding, and open source culture and their effects on contemporary art.
Andrew Schrock
(@aschrock) is a Ph.D candidate who researches mobile media at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.

Shannon Sindorf
(@shannonsindorf) is a PhD student in the Journalism and Mass Communication program at the University of Colorado researching popular culture, portrayals and understandings of technology, and the ways in which new technologies intersect with politics and political participation.

Tom Slee
(@whimsley) is an independent writer and researcher focusing on the intersections of politics and digital technologies. Employed in the software industry, he has a PhD in theoretical chemistry and is the author of "No One Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart", a game-theoretical critique of the ideology of individual choice.
Bonnie Stewart
(@bonstewart) is an educator, writer, and researcher interested in networked identities and the changing game of higher education. A Ph.D candidate in Education at the University of Prince Edward Island, Bonnie is currently up to her ears in Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) hype, horror, and possibility.
Stéphane Vial
(@svial) is a French philosopher, lecturer and researcher at the Sorbonne University Paris 1. PhD in Philosophy from the Paris Descartes University, he specializes in the philosophy of (digital) technology and the philosophy of design. He is the author of Short Treatise on Design (PUF, 2010, published in French and translated into Swedish and Korean).

Martin Oliver
is a Reader in ICT in Education, based at the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London.
Micki Kaufman
is a doctoral student in the Department of History at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her current research involves the use of computational analysis and visualization techniques in the study of the DNSA (Digital National Security Archive)’s Kissinger Collections.
Sarah Ruth Jacobs
is a Communication Fellow at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute and the Managing Editor of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.

Brittany Fiore-Silfvast
(@brittafiore) is a PhD candidate in Communication at the University of Washington. Her current work focuses on the emergence of trends in informationalization in the arena of health and wellness and the implications for knowledge production, organizational forms, and communication labor.
Gregory T. Donovan
(@gdonovan) is a founder of the OpenCUNY Academic Medium, a Senior Instructional Technology Fellow at the Macaulay Honors College, a researcher at the Public Science Project, and recently received his PhD in Environmental Psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center.


Paul Soulellis
(@soulellis) is a New York-based artist and creative director. His Library of the Printed Web, a collection of works by artists who transform web material into printed matter, launches as a table-top presentation at Theorizing the Web 2013. Library of the Printed Web
Mitch Patrick
is a digital artist and electronic music producer currently pursuing his MFA at Brooklyn College. His studio practices includes video, CNC routing, and open-source 3d printing that investigate the substance/language of digital images through the use of text based in ASCII code and the common viewing gestures insinuated by technological seeing. faux parállax
Sean Gray
(@seanjgray) runs Fan Death Records and also a smaller cassette/7" label, Accidental Guest Recordings, as well as a record store in Maryland called Coda Records. Sometimes he watches baseball and football.

Michelle C Forelle
(@mcforelle) is a second-year master's student at NYU's Media, Culture and Communication program, researching the relationship between the rhetoric employed in online meme culture and the rhetoric employed in mainstream politics.
Karen Gregory
(@claudiakincaid) is a PhD candidate in the department of sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is finishing her dissertation entitled "Enchanted Entrepreneurs: The Labor of Psychics in New York City."

Carla Ilten
has concluded a three-year EU FP7 project on privacy and the security sector with the co-edited volume "Managing Privacy through Accountability" (2012), and is now a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, researching technological and economic activism – online, offline, and both in interaction.

Jeffrey Keefer
(@JeffreyKeefer) is a Learning and Development Project Manager in New York City, PhD(ABD) in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning (Educational Research) at Lancaster University (UK), adjunct instructor at NYU and Pace Universities, and researcher of liminal spaces in distance learning and social media.
sava saheli singh
(@savasavasava) is a graduate of University of Pune and Stanford, and is currently a PhD student and teacher in NYU's Educational Communication and Technology program. she studies how scholars and academics use twitter to push back against formal institutional structures. she is slowly wearing down the powers-that-be to accept part of her dissertation on twitter. stay tuned.

Donald Taylor
(@donaldtaylorii) is an MA student studying economic history and STS at the University of Maryland.

Phil Tietjen
(@ptietjen) is a PhD student in Penn State's Learning, Design & Technology program.

Shane Tilton
(@silnan) is the current Director of Electronic Media at Ohio University Lancaster who also happens to be an "academic hobo"/polymath/bon vivant/doctor of philosophy who travels between writer's block, points of inspiration and Lancaster, OH on a regular basis.


nathan jurgenson
(@nathanjurgenson) is is a social media theorist, PhD student in sociology at the University of Maryland, musician, photographer, and co-founder of the Cyborgology blog and Theorizing the Web conference. nathan is also a Contributing Editor of The New Inquiry.

pj rey
(@pjrey) is a PhD student in sociology at the University of Maryland examining how social media is changing our economy and culture. In addition to being a co-chair of the Theorizing the Web conference, he is also a co-founder and editor of the Cyborgology blog.


Whitney Erin Boesel
(@phenatypical) is a weekly contributor for the Cyborgology blog and a PhD student in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her current research focuses on mood tracking and self-quantification practices; she also writes regularly about social media.
Tyler Crabb
studies states and wars. He is presently interested in information warfare, both historical and contemporary, and leftist regimes in Latin America. He could also beat you at most videogames.

Jessie Daniels
(PhD, UT-Austin) is Professor at the CUNY-Graduate Center and Hunter College. She has published several books, including Cyber Racism (2009) and White Lies (1997), along with dozens of articles. Daniels blogs at RacismReview and can be found on Twitter @JessieNYC.

Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land
(@bronwyn_dl) is a third year PhD student in Sociology and a Digital Fellow with JustPublics@365. She studies criminalization, settler colonialism, and Canadian history.

Jen Jack Gieseking
(@jgieseking) is Visiting Assistant Research Professor at the Graduate Center CUNY. She is working on her first book, Queer New York: Lesbians' and Queer Women's Experiences of Social and Spatial Justice in New York City, 1983-2008, and has published articles and chapters on the co-production of space, identity, and in/justice.

Matthew K. Gold
(@mkgold), an Associate Professor at NYC College of Technology and the Graduate Center, CUNY, is the editor of Debates in the Digital Humanities (Minnesota, 2012).
Tanya Lokot
(@tanyalokot) is a first-year PhD student at the University of Maryland, College Park, pursuing a degree in journalism and media studies. Her interests include social movements, augmented dissent, memes and data visualization.
Wilneida Negrón
(@WilneidaNegron) is a political science comparativist and technology strategist with over ten years of experience in the nonprofit and public sector. Her dissertation explores the intersection between technology, governance, democracy, and social justice in East Asia and Latin America.

Morgane Richardson
is a fourth wave antiracist feminist, social media strategist and founder of Refuse The Silence: Women of Color in Academia Speak Out. She is currently working on an anthology looking at how social media has allowed the feminist movement to connect activists across racial lines and unite them based on their issues and causes. She is a CUNY adjunct professor and social media event planner for JustPublics@365.

Emily Sherwood
(@emilygwynne) is a Doctoral Candidate in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY, an Instructional Technology Fellow at Macaulay Honors College, and the Project Assistant for JustPublics@365. In her spare time, she transcribes letters and legal documents from the late 1500s.

Sarah Wanenchak
(@dynamicsymmetry) is a PhD student at the University of Maryland, College Park. Their current research focuses on contentious politics and communications technology in a global context, particularly the role of emotion mediated by technology as a mobilizing force.

William Yagatich
(@Praxis_In_Space) is a doctoral student of the Sociology department at the University of Maryland. His current work focuses on the reorganization of power/knowledge relations with regard to the rise of social media.