keynote panelists

danah boyd
(@zephoria) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, the founder and president of Data & Society, and a Visiting Professor at New York University.
Adrian Chen
(@AdrianChen) is a staff writer at The New Yorker
Kate Crawford
(@katecrawford) is a Distinguished Research Professor at NYU, the co-founder of the AI Now Institute, and a Principal Researcher at MSR. For the last decade she has studied the political and social implications of large scale data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
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.
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 Tufekçi
(@zeynep) is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Faculty associate at Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and contributing opinion writer at The New York Times. Her new book Twitter and Tear Gas comes out this year from Yale University Press. She has been to every Theorizing the Web conference

participants

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).
David A. Banks
Co-Chair
(@da_banks) David A. Banks is a visiting assistant professor of geography & planning at the University at Albany, SUNY. He regularly contributes to Real Life under his "Building to Code" column where he writes about how we live among cities and each other. He is an editor for Cyborgology and a co-host of the Ironweeds podcast.
Jeremy Antley
(@jsantley) has a PhD in Russian History, but spends most of his time writing about board games and their use of historical thinking in design. His work can be found at First Person Scholar, Real Life, and The New Inquiry.
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.
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.
John Boy
Lisa Brundage
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.
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.
Gregory 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.
Sophia Drakopoulou
(@sopdra) is a Senior Lecturer in Media, Culture and Communication at Middlesex University. Her research explores networked technologies, the city and everyday life. Sophia consults on social entrepreneurship and social media strategy and is a co-founder 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.
Piergiorgio Degli Esposti
(@pgde) is assistant professor at the SDE Sociology and Business Law Department University of Bologna. Since fall 2013 he is Scholar in Residence at Duquesne University Pittsburgh. His last book is Being prosumer in the digital society. Production and Consumption between atoms and bits.
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.
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.
Maggie Galvan
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 in Contemporary Literacies in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media, Institute of Education, University of London.
Sean Gray
(@SeanJGray) runs the DIY record labels Fan Death Records and Accidental Guest, is the creator of the website "Is This Venue Accessible?" and has written for Pitchfork, Washington Citypaper, and NPR's Bandwidth.fm.
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.
Kiersten Greene
Karen Gregory
(@claudiakincaid), PhD is the Title V Lecturer in Sociology at the Center for Worker Education/Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the City College of New York.
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 author of Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials from Little, Brown and a freelance writer based in Philadelphia.
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 curator whose practice focuses on gender and sexuality’s relationship to technology. She shows her work with Transfer Gallery (New York) and teaches in the Department of Digital Art at Pratt Institute. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and Harvestworks.
Rob Horning
(@robhorning) is an editor of Real Life magazine.
Linda Huber
(@_Puellaludens) is a graduate student at Georgetown's Communications, Culture and Technology program (CCT). She studies digital anthropology, human-computer interfaces/ UE, and ~the future~.
Andrea Hunter
(@andreahunter7) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. For over a decade she was a journalist and producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She has also worked as a journalist in private radio and television.
Carla Ilten
is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, researching technological and economic activism--online, offline, and both in interaction.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
(@karen_ec_levy) is an assistant professor of Information Science at Cornell University and associated faculty at Cornell Law School. She researches how law and technology interact to regulate social life, with particular focus on social and organizational aspects of surveillance.
Amanda Licastro
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) s a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the intersection of digital media, political communication, and social movements.
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.
Evan Misshula
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."
Martin Oliver
is a Reader in ICT in Education, based at the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London.
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.
Mitch Patrick
is an artist working in digital fabrication and video – he makes art about the function of pixels, typography, technical images, and computer culture.
Cameron Paul
is a student at the University of British Columbia studying English Literature (Hon.).
Laura Portwood-Stacer
(@lportwoodstacer) is the author of Lifestyle Politics and Radical Activism (Bloomsbury, 2013) and a number of works on "media refusal." She currently teaches at NYU and serves as co-editor of Feminist Media Studies' Commentary & Criticism section.
Tristan Rodman
(@thetape) is a sophomore at Brown University studying Computer Music + Multimedia.
Olivia Rosane
(@orosane) is a contributing editor at the State and the co-curator of Murmuration, an online Festival of Drone Culture. She is interested in the intersection of art, technology, and ethics.
Rotem Rozental
(@rotroz) is a photo-historian, curator and writer, currently pursuing her PhD in the Art History Department of Binghamton University. Her research examines nationalism, cultural technologies and the formation of Israel, focusing on photographic archives. She writes exhibition reviews for Artforum.com, edits The SIP Blog and is the online editorial director of the Jerusalem Season of Culture.
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) is a writer, editor, curator, and educator interested in new media, digital art, activism, biotechnology, text-based gaming, and artificial intelligence.
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) recently received a PhD in media studies from the University of Colorado. She researches political talk conducted via social media, deliberative democracy theory, the American West, and popular culture.
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.
Collette Sosnowy
Paul Soulellis
(@soulellis) is a New York-based artist and designer, maintaining his studio at NEW INC at the New Museum. He teaches at Rhode Island School of Design. He founded his research-based graphic design and publishing studio Counterpractice in 2014.
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.
Suzanne Tamang
Tara Conley
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 an Assistant Professor at Ohio Northern University & Kenneth Harwood Dissertation award winner who also happens to be an "academic hobo"/polymath/bon vivant/doctor of philosophy.
Stéphane Vial
(@svial) is an Associate Professor at the University of Nîmes and a Researcher at the Sorbonne Paris 1 University dealing with Phenomenology of Technology and Philosophy of Design.
sava saheli singh
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.

committee members

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.
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.
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.
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.
Nathan Jurgenson
Co-Founder and Co-Chair
(@nathanjurgenson) is a social media theorist, Editor in Chief of Real Life magazine, co-founder of Cyborgology, and researcher at Snapchat.
Whitney Erin Boesel
(@weboesel) Whitney Erin Boesel is an independent researcher and freelance editor whose work focuses primarily on the sociology of health, medicine, and technology. Her writing has appeared in TIME, The New Inquiry, Cyborgology, and Huffington Post; she is also the Production Manager for Theorizing the Web Presents.
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
(@JessieNYC) , PhD is a Professor at Hunter College (Sociology) and at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her main area of interest is in race and digital media technologies. Daniels is the author or editor of five books and has a regular column at Huffington Post.
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 an Assistant Professor at the School of Communications, Dublin City University. Her research and writing focus on the interplay between digital media and civic actors in the context of augmented protest. She also writes about internet freedom, censorship and internet governance in Ukraine and Russia.
Sunny Moraine
(@dynamicsymmetry) is a writer and podcaster whose work has appeared in places like Tor.com, Clarksworld, and Lightspeed; their fiction collection Singing With All My Skin and Bone is available from Undertown Publications. They are a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Maryland-College Park and will be finishing up their dissertation any day now. Seriously.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
pj rey
Co-Founder
(@pjrey) is a sociology PhD candidate at the U. of Maryland. His research centers on sex work, carework, and digitally-mediated intimacy, and he is currently doing interviews for a dissertation on sex camming. He is also a co-founder of the Cyborgology blog.