keynote panelists

Adrian Chen
(@AdrianChen) is a staff writer at The New Yorker
Katherine Cross
(@Quinnae_Moon)  
Jade Davis
(@jadedid) is the Associate Director of Digital Learning Projects in the Center for Teaching and Learning at LaGuardia Community College CUNY, HASTAC member and Digital Media Learning Hub contributor. She applies theory to how digital media affects society’s ability to make, understand, and accept knowledge and culture.
Judith Donath
(@judithd) is a writer, designer and artist; her work is about how technology transforms social interaction. She is the author of "The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online" (MIT Press) and is now writing a book about signaling theory, technology and deception. She is an advisor to Harvard's Berkman Center and was formerly the director of the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Lab.
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.
Darius Kazemi
(@tinysubversions) is an internet artist under the moniker Tiny Subversions. His best known works are the Random Shopper (a program that bought him random stuff from Amazon each month) and Content, Forever (a tool to generate rambling thinkpieces of arbitrary length). He has a small army of Twitter and Tumblr bots that he builds because they make him laugh. He founded NaNoGenMo, where participants spend a month writing algorithms to generate 50,000 word novels, and Bot Summit, a yearly gathering of people who make art bots. He cofounded Feel Train, a creative technology cooperative.
Alexandra Kleeman
(@alexkleeman) is a writer-in-residence at Bard College, and author of the novel You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Zoetrope, Harper's, ELLE, and n+1. Intimations, a story collection, is out from Harper in September 2016.
Ava Kofman
(@eyywa) is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor of The New Inquiry.
Ales Kot
(@ales_kot) is a writer, director and producer who creates stories for television, film, comics, prose, poetry, video games, and the internet. He plans to invent a new art form before he hits fifty years of age, believes in poetry, and has the scars to prove it. Lives in Los Angeles and Brooklyn.
Natasha Lennard
(@natashalennard) is a contributing writer for The Intercept. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Esquire and The New York Times, among others. She teaches critical journalism at the New School For Social Research and her forthcoming book, Violence (with Brad Evans), will be published by CityLights this year.
Kate Losse
(@katelosse) is an author and journalist who writes about design, architecture, and technology for a variety of publications.
Alana Massey
(@AlanaMassey) is a writer covering the convergence of identity, culture, relationships, and technology for publications like New York Magazine, The Guardian, and The New Republic. Her first book, All the Lives I Want: Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen To Be Famous Strangers, is forthcoming from Grand Central Publishing and seeks to use the stories of "difficult" famous women as modalities through which women can forgive themselves.
Joanne McNeil
(@jomc) is a writer interested in the ways that technology is shaping art, politics, and society. She is a digital arts writing fellow at the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation. Recently she was an artist-in-residence at Eyebeam. She created the Emotional Labor Chrome/Gmail extension.
Laurie Penny
(@pennyred) is a journalist and author from London, UK. She writes about social justice, feminism, technology and culture and is a contributing editor and columnist at New Statesman. She was a 2015 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Her latest book is Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution.
Dorothy Santos
(@deedottiedot) is a writer, editor, curator, and educator interested in new media, digital art, activism, biotechnology, text-based gaming, and artificial intelligence.
Dawn Shepherd
(@drshephe) is an assistant professor of English and associate director of the First-Year Writing Program at Boise State University. Her forthcoming book, Building Relationships: Online Dating and the New Logics of Internet Culture, serves as a case study to help understand the larger relationship between contemporary identity and what she calls matching technologies—the complex of big data, computational processing, and cultural assumptions that power today’s most popular Web applications.
Moira Weigel
(@moiragweigel) is a writer, academic, and founding editor of Logic magazine. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature and Media Studies from Yale University in 2017 and is currently at the Harvard Society of Fellows.
Jenna Wortham
(@jennydeluxe) is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, among other things.
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

Eve Ahearn
(@eveahe) is currently a project manager at the public data company Enigma. She recently completed graduate studies at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford, focusing on data policy. She became interested in the intersection of privacy and open data from previous work in the data industry.
Kendra Albert
(@KendraSerra) is a Harvard Law School JD candidate. They also are an affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where they worked for two years as a research associate. Kendra is deeply interested in preventing online abuse, video games, gender and all law related to the Internet except patent.
Mahsa Alimardani
(@maasalan) is a Research Masters student and Research Assistant at the University of Amsterdam. She is finishing her thesis on the global cyberspace concerns on the Iranian Internet while working as a researcher for the ERC funded DATACTIVE project, analyzing how big data empowers and weakens civil society. She formerly worked as the research manager for an Iranian digital security NGO and is currently the Iran editor for Global Voices.
Annamarie O’Brien
(@havingfung) is an American Studies PhD candidate at Penn State University interested in the intersections of popular culture, visual culture, technology, and identity. She has published work on depictions of motherhood in comics, the performance of Japanese femininity online, Black fitness imagery online, and has presented her work at various conferences including San Diego International Comic-Con. She currently resides in Philadelphia, and teaches courses at Temple and Philadelphia University.
Solon Barocas
(@s010n) is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University. His work explores issues of fairness in machine learning, methods for bringing accountability to automated decisions, the privacy implications of inference, and the role that privacy plays in mitigating economic inequality.
Austin Brown
(@blahstin) is a writer and researcher living in Chicago, Illinois. He is interested in the intersection of social media, networked communities, and celebrity culture, seen through the lens of the internet and popular music.
Lauren Burr
(@burrlauren) is a PhD candidate in the English Department at the University of Waterloo, studying and creating critical locative and pervasive media. She has been published in Hyperrhiz and First Person Scholar, and she has an article forthcoming in Digital Studies. Lauren conducts her research with both the Critical Media Lab and The Games Institute.
Jenna Burrell
(@jennaburrell) Jenna Burrell is an Associate Professor at the School of Information, UC-Berkeley. She is currently working on a book about rural communities that host critical Internet infrastructure such as fiber optic cables and data centers.
Ingrid Burrington
(@lifewinning) is an artist, writer, and the author of Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure. She lives on an island off the coast of America.
Brian Callahan
(@__briancallahan) is a Ph.D student in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has been involved in the Open Source Software movement for over a decade. In his free time, he is an avid classical musician, specializing in woodwinds, particularly bassoon.
Michael Connor
(@michael_connor) is Rhizome's Artistic Director. He has curated exhibitions and projects for Yarat, Baku, Cornerhouse, Manchester, the Museum of Moving Image, New York, ACMI, Melbourne, Bell Lightbox, Toronto, FACT, Liverpool, MocaTV, and BFI, London. His writing has appeared in 'You Are Here: Art After the Internet' (Cornerhouse), Digital Video Abstraction (UCPress), ArtAsiaPacific, and Artforum.com.
Aaron Straup Cope
(@thisisaaronland)  
Matthew Crain
(@mediated1) is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Queens College, CUNY. He writes and teaches about the transformation of media and advertising systems in the digital age with an emphasis on the political economy of commercial surveillance.
Samantha Culp
(@samanthaculp) is a writer, curator and creative producer based between Shanghai and Los Angeles. She has created projects and programming for settings as diverse as Utrecht’s Impakt Media Arts Festival, the virtual cities of SecondLife, and a traditional tulou in rural Fujian province.
Junior Dare
(@prismxp) is a queer poet, activist, friend, and facet of a larger whole. Strictly all ages | no nazis, seeking followers and the cult-curious @prismxp.
Aria Dean
(@lol_prosciutto) is a writer and artist based in Los Angeles, CA. She is the current Social Media Coordinator for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles as well as a contributing editor at Topical Cream Magazine. She produces texts and works on her own as well as under collaborative pseudonym Wallace.
Joan Donovan
(@BostonJoan) is a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA's Institute for Society and Genetics. She researches the impact of information and communication technologies on protest movements. Joan is involved in several social change projects including the Global Revolutions Research Network, the Debt Collective, and InterOccupy.
Niels van Doorn
(@nielsvdoorn) is Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam. While his research traverses themes, disciplines, and settings, his most recent work tries to grasp the different ways in which labor, calculative devices, and value are intermeshed on digital platforms. He also chairs the Digital Emotions research collective at the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA), which charts what it might mean for feelings to converge with the form of life that is the digital.
Brooke Erin Duffy
(@brookeerinduffy) Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University. Her research interests include digital culture, creative labor, and feminist media studies. She is currently writing a book on gender and social media production for Yale University Press.
Megan Farnel
(@meganfarnel) is a third-year doctoral candidate at the University of Alberta. Her work focuses on affective labour in digital subcultures including fandom, gaming communities, and piracy collectives.
Brittany Fiore-Gartland
(@BrittaFiore) is a Moore-Sloan Postdoctoral Fellow in the eScience Institute and Human-Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington. She studies data-intensive transformations occurring across multiple sectors of work; how different communities interpret and share data; and what is organizationally required to support emerging data-intensive practices and collaborations.
R. Stuart Geiger
(@staeiou) is an ethnographer and postdoc at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science at UC-Berkeley, where he studies the social, cultural, computational, and institutional dimensions of knowledge production. He publishes in the fields of science and technology studies, communication and new media, computer-supported cooperative work, and organizational studies.
Kristen Gillespie-Lynch
is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the College of Staten Island. She is Director of the Advanced Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders Program and directs a mentorship program for college students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Chris Gilliard
(@hypervisible)  
Corey Gilmore
is an extremely trans academic. They live in London and are finishing up a degree in Sociology and Anthropology at Cambridge, then will move into Gender Studies, somewhere. Currently researching transgender families, dead-naming, selfies, and more stuff not actually related to their degree.
Meredith Graves
(@gravesmeredith)  
Andrea Hackl
(@AndreaHackl_AU) is a doctoral student at American University's School of Communication. Her research interest stands at the intersection of internet policy and free expression. Andrea's previous research was published in the journals Telecommunications Policy, The Journal of Homosexuality and Sexuality & Culture.
Terence Hannum
(@TerenceHannum)  
Paula Harper
(@pch9857) is a fourth year PhD student in Historical Musicology at Columbia University. At one point in her academic career, she was planning to spend her life studying sixteenth-century English choral music, but now she’s writing a dissertation on sound and music in 21st-century viral media.
Tim Highfield
(@timhighfield) is an internet researcher at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. His current project is 'Visual Cultures of Social Media,' and his research also covers politics, popular culture, Eurovision, sausages, &c.
Larkin Hiott
is a doctoral student and rhetoric instructor at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research explores expressions of consciousness, as well as notions of embodiment in nineteenth-century literary works and cultural artifacts. Her current project focuses an object-oriented ontological lens to the late period novels and short stories of Henry James.
Matthew Hockenberry
(@hockendougal) is a media historian and technologist studying material production, supply chains, and the history of logistics. As a researcher at MIT he developed Sourcemap, a platform for supply chain visualization, and he writes on the state of logistical media, global supply, and the worldwide apparatus of production.
Heather Holmes
(@influx_outflux) is a writer and artist whose work has appeared in The New Inquiry and Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia.
Emily Hund
(@emilyadh) Emily Hund, PhD, is a research fellow at the Center on Digital Culture and Society at the University of Pennsylvania. She studies the intersection of social media and consumer culture, wrote a dissertation on influencers, and is a former a magazine writer/editor and social media strategist.
Sha Hwang
(@shashashasha)  
Anna Jobin
(@annajobin) is a PhD candidate researching interaction with algorithmic systems in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a multidisciplinary background in sociology, economics, and information management. She is currently visiting the STS program at Tufts.
Poe Johnson
(@TaoofPoe) is a PhD Candidate in Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. He studies the intersection of the mediated black body and fandom.
Natalie Kane
(@nd_kane) is a curator, writer and researcher whose work explores the intersection of culture, design, futures and technology. She is Programmes and Communications Officer at FutureEverything, an innovation and digital culture lab in Manchester, and researcher in critical futures with futures research lab Changeist.
Jonathan Karp
(@statusfro) lives in St. Louis, where he researches segregation and public memory. He also plays violin and is interested in the convergence of protest and performance.
Johannah King-Slutzky
(@jjjjjjjjohannah) is an essayist, editor and researcher whose work currently focuses on the midcentury development of cybernetics. She also manages social media for Refinery29.
Achim Koh
(@achimkoh) is a student in the MA in Liberal Studies program at the Graduate Center, CUNY. His main research interest is in the history of internet as infrastructure and medium and how this history relates to the shaping of the modern South Korean society.
Laura Norén
(@digitalFlaneuse) is a Moore-Sloan Research Scientist in the Center for Data Science at New York University where is is the resident ethnographer. Her research looks at the impact of data-driven and computational science practices on organizational dynamics and sociotechnical practices.
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.
Tony Liao
is an assistant professor at Temple University. His research, which examines the development and effects of augmented reality technologies, has been published in leading communication and technology journals such as New Media & Society, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Information, Communication, & Society, First Monday, and SIGCHI.
Sara Lillo
(@saralillo) is a PhD student at Boston University interested in medical sociology and visual research methods.
Marley-Vincent Lindsey
(@MarleyVincentL) is a doctoral student in history at Brown University, focused on religious conversion after Columbus’ arrival in America. Marley dislikes periodization, and insists historians should know how digital space invites new questions in the social sciences and forms of knowledge production in the public. His first article evaluated communal religiosity in Twitch Plays Pokémon.
Ludmila Lupinacci
(@ludludlud) is a master’s student of the Graduate Program in Communication and Information at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Currently researching the technical, affective, expressive and cultural aspects of animated GIFs. Interested in internet studies, pop culture, entertainment, moving images and user-generated content.
Whitney Mallett
(@whitneymallett) is a journalist and artist based in New York
Maggie Mayhem
(@MsMaggieMayhem) is a San Francisco-based former sex worker, current full spectrum doula, and harm reduction activist
Lil Miss Hot Mess
(@lilmisshotmess) is a drag queen known for delivering political performances, critical camp humor, and creative use of media and technology. She has performed in venues ranging from gay bars to universities, SFMOMA to OccupySF, and in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, and New York. She is also a founding organizer with the #MyNameIs campaign, which challenged Facebook's "real names" policy, and her writing on the issue has appeared in The Guardian, Salon, Huffington Post, and elsewhere. In her daily life, she is a media artist and is pursuing a PhD in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU; she holds an MFA in Digital Art and New Media from UC Santa Cruz.
Alexandra Molotkow
(@alexmolotkow) Alexandra Molotkow is a former editor at the Hairpin and a founding editor of Hazlitt. She has written for The Believer, The Cut, and the New York Times Magazine.
Natalie Morcos
(@morcoswins) is a Computer Scientist and Philosopher living and working in Toronto, Canada. She is interested in how the internet facilitates non-geographical communities.
Morgan Morel
(@av_morgan) is a digital preservationist specializing in audio-visual cultural heritage materials. He has presented at various conferences regarding preservation metadata standards, including the Association of Moving Image Archivists. Current interests include psychedelic Christian rock, and American DIY underground.
Md Nabil
(@Nabilmn0007) is pursuing a PhD in Media and Communication Studies in University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His research interest is in the field of youth, deviance and online culture. Previously, he has also worked as a journalist and a screenwriter
Elizabeth Newton
(@musicalwork) is a writer and doctoral candidate in historical musicology based in New York City.
Jenny Odell
(@the_jennitaur)  
Penelope Papailias
(@penel_p) is a professor of cultural anthropology in Greece. She writes about the cultural politics of technological mediation, exploring subjects such as the media event and witnessing, visuality and violence, networked citizen groups, digital urbanism and online affect. She recently co-authored an online, open-access textbook (in Greek) entitled Digital Ethnography.
Jessie Patella
(@jessiepatella) is a practicing doula and independent researcher who is interested in feminism, female embodiment, and reproductive justice. She holds an MA in philosophy from Duquesne University and an MA in theology from The Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley.
Chris Peterson
(@peteyreplies) works, teaches, and researches at MIT, where he earned his S.M. in Comparative Media Studies. He also runs BurgerMap.org and a bunch of Twitter bots, and spends an indecent amount of time serving on the Board of Directors of the National Coalition Against Censorship.
Jonathan Pickens
is a graduate student of Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center in the human development training program. He is passionate about media and technology's transformative effect on both individual identity and how we engage with our societal context. His research focuses on how virtual communities empower marginalized identities.
Lucas G. Pinheiro
(@lucasgeepinhead) is a PhD student in political theory at the University of Chicago. He works on historical themes concerning the development of modern capitalism, the Internet, and aesthetic theory. His dissertation deals with a host of intersecting themes in Marxist thought and history, more specifically, with contemporary theories and critiques of postindustrial capitalism and digital labor.
Jeff Pooley
(@jeffersonpooley) is associate professor and chair of media & communication at Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, PA. He writes on the history of media research, the history of social science, scholarly communications, and consumer culture and social media.
Joseph Reagle
(@jmreagle) is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern. His current interests include life hacking, geek feminism, and online culture. His most recent book is Reading the Comments: Likers, Haters, and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web (MIT Press, 2015).
Karina Russ
(@kaareeenah) is a graduate student in the Sociology department at University of Washington. Her research interests include the logics of surveillance systems, the politics of cryptography, privacy, and the social aspects of communications infrastructure.
Meredith Salisbury
(@mersalisbury) is a media & communication and statistics double major at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Her research interests include social media and authenticity. She is also the program director and assistant music director for WMUH Allentown.
Natalie Saltiel
(@_ntropy_) is a Masters candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute studying interpersonal surveillance, persistent data, and changing evidentiary paradigms.
Maria Schreiber
(@perceptionalize) is a PhD candidate at the Department of Communications at the University of Vienna. Her research is part of an interdisciplinary project on ‘Pictorial Practices. Transdisciplinary Studies on Materiality and Habituality of Visual Conventions,' which is funded by the Austrian Academy of Science (ÖAW).
Nick Seaver
(@npseaver) is an assistant professor of anthropology at Tufts University. His research examines technologies for reproducing, circulating, and interpreting sound.
Eman Shahata
(@Shahata_) is currently working as a researcher in the A2K4D center at the American University in Cairo. Their interests include: material culture, body politics and pop culture.
Geoff Shullenberger
(@daily_barbarian) is a Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program at NYU. His writing has appeared in The New Inquiry, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Dissent, and other publications
Caroline Sinders
(@carolinesinders)  
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.
David Shane Smith
(@dvdshnsmth) is an artist and musician who lives in Brooklyn.
Lyle St
(@pussytrust) is a media scholar living in Brookyln, NY. She makes a podcast about Aaron Carter that can be found at aaronsparty-comegetit.tumblr.com and theorizes extemporaneously at pussy-strut.tumblr.com.
Emma Stamm
(@turing_tests) is a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech. Her dissertation addresses the epistemic impact of digital technology by exploring the use of qualitative, non-digital methods in psychedelic drug research. She is also a freelance writer and musician. Her website is www.o-culus.com.
Rachel Stonecipher
(@r_stonecipher) 's research tracks discourses around each letter of the LGBTQA acronym, focusing on the relations among lesbian, queer, and trans feminisms. Her current project examines how 20th and 21st-century films, film reviews, and film courses name and frame women's same-sex desire, asking, what is the feminist utility of affect?
Minka Stoyanova
(@minkaart) is a new media artist and theorist. She is an alum of the Fulbright program in Bulgaria, holds a Masters of Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Philosophy at the School of Creative Media at City University Hong Kong. Her primary interests include cyborgology and post-internet art practices and her current research project is an attempt to create a discursive framework for post-internet art practices which is based in cyborgology, phenomenology, and critical theory.
Marcella Szablewicz
(@MSzabs) is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Pace University in NYC. She studies digital leisure culture and the difference between winning and losing in urban China.
Matthew Tiessen
(@dr_tiessen) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University (Toronto) and a Research Associate at The Infoscape Research Lab. Dr. Tiessen holds a SSHRC Insight Development Grant in the area of “Digital Economy” to support research on the social implications of algorithmically-driven digital technologies.
Tyler Tracy
(@tjctracy) recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in political science and guitar performance. Nowadays, you'll find him absorbed in self-help, thinking about thought, studying anarchism, composing for a local forum, or cobbling-together a gender identity from video game avatars and pictures of supercomputers.
Ruth Tsuria
(@Ruthless_Street) is a PhD Candidate at Texas A&M, researching New Media, Religion and Gender/Sex. She received her MA from Copenhagen University and her BA from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She loves long walks on the internet.
Anastasia Tuazon
(@aanatuaa) is a Portland-based writer beginning a master’s program in Art History in the fall. She is interested in offering a queer-feminist critique of visual culture, and her recent research traces the genealogies of thought around gendered subjectivities within the history of feminist art and performance. Her writing on art has previously appeared on Daily Serving and Temporary Art Review.
Carmel Vaisman
(@carmelva) is a teaching fellow and digital culture researcher at the Cohn Institute for The History and Philosophy of Sciences and Ideas, and the multidisciplinary program in the Humanities at Tel Aviv University. Author of "Hebrew On-Line" (2011) and organizer of the international conferences "Oh-Man-Oh-Machine."
Scott Wark
(@smwark) is a PhD Candidate at The University of Warwick's Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies. With Tom Sutherland, he recently co-edited the 'Gilbert Simondon: Media and Technics' special issue of Platform: Journal of Media and Communication (2015). Scott also writes about contemporary art.
Jack Webster
(@Webster_JD) is a Web Science PhD researcher at the University of Southampton. His research examines how music streaming services are disrupting the social dynamics of music consumption
Alex Worrad-Andrews
(@kindofwater) is a working programmer and co-founder of the Creative Commons record label Records on Ribs, a project that seeks to explore notions of intellectual property, creativity and the commons in an Internet age. He has collaborated with Lucky PDF, teaching at their School of Global Art, and is internet consultant for the art space Auto Italia South East.
Izul Zulkarnain
(@zhoel13) received his Ph.D. from the graduate program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. Currently, he is a visiting professor in the Media and Society Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

committee members

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.
David A. Banks
Co-Chair
(@da_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.
Whitney Erin Boesel
(@weboesel) is a writer, researcher, sociologist, and DIY medicine enthusiast whose most recent projects have included sampling her own cholesterol and making a small human. This is her sixth year serving on the TtW Committee.
Jenny L. Davis
(@Jenny_L_Davis) is on faculty in the School of Sociology at the Australian National University and co-editor of the Cyborgology blog. She works at the intersection of new technologies and social psychology.
Rob Horning
(@robhorning) is an editor of Real Life magazine.
Imp Kerr
Creative Director
is a Swedish-French artist living in New York City.
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.
Apryl Williams
(@AprylW) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Susquehanna University. Her research focuses on race, gender, popular culture, identity, social media, and technology.
Jason Eppink
Venue Liaison
(@jasoneppink) is the Curator of Digital Media at Museum of the Moving Image and a professional mischief maker.
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.