keynote panelists

Crystal Abidin
(@wishcrys) is a socio-cultural anthropologists of vernacular internet cultures, focusing on young people’s relationships with internet celebrity, self-curation, and vulnerability. Her forthcoming book Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online (July 2018, Emerald Publishing) examines the history and cultures of internet fame, and is now available on pre-order.
Navneet Alang
(@navalang) is freelance technology and culture writer based in Toronto. He holds a PhD in English from York University, and his dissertation was about digitality and a desire for post-positionality identity.
Maya Binyam
(@mayabinyam) is a writer who lives in New York. She's on the editorial staff of The New Inquiry and The Paris Review.
Kevin Borden
is the Executive Director of MHAction, a national organization that empowers and engages manufactured home owners that reside in land-lease communities (trailer parks) in organizing campaigns. He lives in New Paltz with his partner, Teresa, and their two lads, Finnbar and Cormac
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.
Emma Caterine
(@EmmaCaterine) is the social media coordinator for NYC Socialist Feminists and blogs at Habeas Quaestus. When she’s not on Twitter she enjoys going after banks, debt collectors, and other financial creeps in the courts.
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.
Kade Crockford
(@onekade) is the director of the Technology for Liberty Program at the ACLU of Massachusetts. Kade researches, writes, strategizes, advocates, and lobbies on policy issues related to technology, civil rights, racial justice, and civil liberties, and enjoys cooking, weight lifting, dogs, and the great outdoors.
Shuja Haider
(@shujaxhaider) is an editor at Viewpoint Magazine. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Jacobin, and The Believer.
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.
Sarah Jaffe
(@sarahljaffe) is a reporting fellow at the Nation Institute, the co-host of Dissent magazine's Belabored podcast, and a contributor to The New Republic. She is the author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt (Nation Books, 2016)
Molly Knefel
(@mollyknefel) is a teaching artist, writer, and co-host of the daily political podcast Radio Dispatch. She teaches theater to elementary and middle school and she likes to write about youth, education, and juvenile justice.
John Cheney Lippold
is a professor of American Culture and Digital Studies at the University of Michigan. He works on themes of digital culture, identity, algorithms, and privacy.
Osita Nwanevu
(@OsitaNwanevu) is a staff writer at Slate covering politics. His work has also appeared in Harper's, Mic, In These Times, and the Chicago Reader. He is the former editor in chief of the South Side Weekly, a Chicago-based alt-weekly.
Vicky Osterweil
is a writer, editor, and agitator based in Philadelphia. Vicky is an editor at the New Inquiry and the author of In Defense of Looting, forthcoming from Verso.
Nima Shirazi
(@WideAsleepNima) is a communications strategist, political analyst and an editor at the digital foreign affairs magazine Muftah. He is also co-founder and co-host of the popular media criticism podcast Citations Needed. Nima's writing has appeared in Salon, Al Jazeera, Truthout, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, and can be found on his website WideAsleepInAmerica.com
Alexis Goldstein
(@alexisgoldstein) is a former banker turned Occupy Wall Street activist who now works at Americans for Financial Reform, advocating for a safer & fairer economy. She also co-hosts the podcast Humorless Queers, tackling Wall Street, mass surveillance and other topics in a way that doesn’t make you want to die.
Ayesha A. Siddiqi
(@AyeshaASiddiqi) is a writer and television developer. On the board of The New Inquiry magazine and formerly the Director of Development at Viceland television network, she is currently a creative consultant specializing in trend forecasting. Called a "wunderkind producer" and "cultural oracle" her writing has been featured around the world. She's been profiled in The Guardian, Elle magazine, the Columbia Journalism Review, and elsewhere for her media criticism that anticipated Trump's presidency.

parpticipants

Nasma Ahmed
(@nasma_ahmed) is a black muslimah working within the intersections of social justice, technology and policy. She is a technologist and capacity builder based in Toronto, currently she is a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow. Nasma often works with organizations based in North America focusing on various aspects of technology capacity building from digital security to literacy. She is passionate about building accessible and inclusive technology for diverse communities.
Jeff Appel
(@jeffappel) is a Phd candidate in the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Denver. His research interests include continental philosophy, critical and cultural theory, political theology, and religion.
Rob Arcand
(@robarcand) is a writer and student living between Durham, NC and Brooklyn. Within the arts, his work deals with (im)material labor, platform precarity, and the many ongoing frictions between digital platforms and the cultural production they now sustain, both online and off. He's written for sites like SPIN, Pitchfork, Noisey, The Outline and Real Life, and is currently a graduate student at Duke University.
Kaveh Azarhoosh
(@Kazarhoosh) is a MSc Student in Social Science of the Internet at the Oxford Internet Institute. For last four years he has been working as Internet policy analyst. In the past he has worked with Article 19, Small Media Foundation, and the Freedom House.
Kristen Barta
(@kbarta) is a doctoral candidate in Communication at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on technologically-mediated social support, affordances of social media, and online disclosure of trauma, such as sexual assault.
Ayşenur Benevento
(@ataman_aysenur) is a Ph.D. candidate in Developmental Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, research associate with the Children’s Environment Research Group (CERG). Her research interests concern civic engagement and political participation among children and young people with an emphasis on their rights. Currently, she is especially interested in the ways parents and children use interactive digital media, more specifically, visual narratives as a function of their specific social, economical and cultural contexts.
Olga Boichak
(@oboichak) is a Ph.D. candidate at the Maxwell School’s interdisciplinary program in social science (Syracuse University). A theory junkie and a data geek, she fuses ethnographic and computational methods to explore the role of digital media in constructing social reality.
Ada Cable
(@drcab1e) is a trans woman academic, activist and artist working on power, labour and gender through a variety of mediums. She writes in various modes, produces activist art works, and cares communities of trans women.
Rachel Coldicutt
(@rachelcoldicutt) is a feminist, technologist, and CEO of Doteveryone, a UK think tank that's fighting for a fairer Internet.
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.
Tim Cowlishaw
(@mistertim) is a technologist and researcher with a slightly confused background in both the humanities and computer science. His interests include urbanism and the politics of public space, and the social consequences of algorithmic personalisation, particularly within DIY music subcultures. When he is not working, he likes bikes, beer and weird music.
Ashley D’Arcy
(@ashleyanndarcy) is a poet, head of creative and editorial at Poncho, and contributing editor at Newest York.
C. Dalrymple-Fraser
(@socdf) is a PhD student and Vanier Canada scholar in the Department of Philosophy and Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. Their research focuses on silence and exclusion in health and epistemology.
Kholisile Dhliwayo
is an architect who feels there is an urgent need for artists, architects and urbanists to document African cities for the diversification of our own perception of Africa as well as the outside world. Founder of afrOurban art exhibit.
Anja Dinhopl
is a qualitative researcher working with special audiences on Facebook. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology around young people's use of wearable digital technologies.
Grayson Earle
(@graysonearle) 's diverse technological practice is unified by a political approach to media making. Employing video games, video projection, algorithmic audiovisual generation, biological organisms, and robotics, his work tends to intervene on physical spaces and entrenched ideas. His creative practice articulates a repositioning of resistance to power that invites participation from reluctant citizens.
Dave Evans
(@daveevanss) is an artist and researcher based in Liverpool, UK. He makes wireless local area networks as art and writes about contemporary self-denial. He is a PhD candidate in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Jacqueline Feldman
(@jacquefeld) , a writer living in New York, has also worked in artificial intelligence. Her essays about bots and other topics have appeared in Real Life, The White Review, and elsewhere.
Lindsay Ferris
(@lindsay_joelle) is a recently graduated alumna of the Oxford Internet Institute and is currently a design researcher with Ad Hoc. Prior to pursuing graduate work, Lindsay worked with numerous tech for social good organizations, including the Sunlight Foundation. The Engine Room, and Open Knowledge International.
Johnathan Flowers
(@shengokai) is currently a Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Since beginning his graduate career, Flowers has taught for the Departments of Philosophy; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Education Administration and Higher Education. Flowers has also presented regularly at academic conferences on issues in East Asian Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Feminism, Science and Technology Studies, Comics Studies, and critical approaches to popular culture.
Anastasis Germanidis
(@agermanidis) is a Greek engineer, researcher, and artist. He studies the effects of new media on society, and creates tools for augmenting human creativity using machine learning. His project Antipersona was one of Wired UK's Best Apps of 2016. He is currently a graduate student at NYU ITP.
Britney Gil
(@bsummitgil) is a writer and bartender living in upstate New York. Her work has appeared in Real Life, Refinery 29, Cyborgology, and The New Inquiry.
Erin Gordon
(@em__gordon__) is a MFA candidate in the Critical and Curatorial Studies program at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on the intersections between new media art, video games, affect theory, time-based media, and museum studies. She graduated with a BA in Art and Performance from the University of Texas at Dallas and thinks the second season of Twin Peaks was very good.
Margot Hanley
(@margothanley) is a writer, procurement artist, and social-scientist-in-training. She’s a graduate of Oberlin College and is currently a masters student in sociology at Columbia University, where she researches the social implications of emerging technologies. When she isn’t attempting to make a living out of people watching, Margot can be found writing short fiction at ambiently-lit hotel bars.
Julian Hanna
(@julianisland @crapfutures) was born in Vancouver and is currently Assistant Professor at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute in Portugal. His writing on literature and technology often appears in academic journals; his creative essays can be found in The Atlantic, Berfrois, Minor Literature[s], 3:AM, and elsewhere. He co-authors a critical futures blog, Crap Futures, with the designer James Auger.
James Hodges
(@jameshodges_) is a PhD candidate at the Rutgers University School of Communication & Information. He is currently pursuing research at the intersection of media archaeology, software studies, and history of computing.
Morgan Holmes
(@afrom0m0) is a theater artist and administrator in Minneapolis, MN interested in identity, performance and play.
Emily Hund
(@emilyadh) is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication. She in interested in the production of culture, particularly at the intersections of social media and consumer culture, and is working on a dissertation about social media influencers and the fashion industry. Prior to coming to Annenberg, she worked as a magazine editor, social media strategist, and freelance writer.
Tim Hwang
(@timhwang) is Editor-in-Chief of the California Review of Images and Mark Zuckerberg, a scholarly journal investigating the visual culture of Mark Zuckerberg. His research currently focuses on the semiconductor supply chains producing specialized machine learning hardware, and its geopolitical consequences.
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.
Anne Jonas
(@annejonas) is a third year PhD student at the UC Berkeley School of Information. Her current research projects focus on the interaction of school digitization with long-standing patterns of educational inequality in the U.S. and on the discriminatory implications of regional blocking by corporate web services.
Zach Kaiser
(@zacharykaiser) is a scholar and artist. His research examines the role of user experience design in producing computable subjectivities, critiquing the definition of "design" as an attempt to change an "existing" situation into a "preferred" one by questioning the power dynamics in the construction of "existing" and "preferred."
Colin Kielty
is currently a PhD candidate in Political Theory at the University of Virginia where he works on the notion of "enfranchisement" within democratic theory, specifically as it relates to emerging digital political practice.
Gwera Kiwana
(@whoisgwera) Gwera is a Third Culture Kid who grew up across East Africa and is currently between London and Toronto, working with a digital challenger bank, interested in leveraging technology to democratize financial services and promote financial inclusion. She is a believer in Africa Rising (by and for Africans). The confluence of her expertise and passions marry design thinking, fintech and urban studies to decolonize, democratize, and reimagine ideas of urban spaces, financial inclusion and intersectional feminism.
Julia Kott
is a recent graduate from the College of William and Mary researching sexual consent in the digital age.
Jacob Kramer-Duffield
(@jaykaydee) is a researcher specializing in digital identity, digital and social media. He has worked as an analytics lead and consultant in podcasting, audience research and digital publishing.
Lucas LaRochelle
(@queeringthemap) is a multidisciplinary designer and the creator of Queering the Map. Their work uses digital media, clothing, body architecture, and wearable technology as a means of examining and manipulating the interactions between the queer body, technology and cyber/physical space. They are a researcher at the Speculative Life Lab at Concordia University, where they develop projects at the intersection of the life sciences, architecture and design, and computational media.
Claire Leibowicz
recently completed her MSc at the Oxford Internet Institute as a Clarendon Scholar. Before Oxford, Claire studied psychology and computer science as an undergraduate at Harvard, where she also worked at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. Claire currently works at The Partnership on AI, a mutlistakeholder nonprofit initiative focused on advancing the benefits and addressing the challenges of machine intelligence, founded by Amazon, Apple, Deepmind, Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft.
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.
Sara Lillo
(@saralillo) is a PhD student at Boston University interested in medical sociology and visual research methods.
Sinan Liu
Aca-fan. Currently doing my MA at Columbia University. Research interests include fans studies, participatory culture, queer studies, digital media and film.
Joseph Meyer
is doctoral student in American Studies at UMD. His research interests broadly include Digital Studies, Emerging Media, Identity and Community Formation, Trauma Studies, and Game Studies. His current work examines social media and shifting conceptions of power and privilege and the material consequences of these shifts.
Kristin Miller
(@_kristinmmiller) is a PhD Candidate in Sociology and Film & Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz. She has a background in journalism, and an MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU. She studies cities, environmentalism, and technology, and has research interests in science fiction and utopian thinking.
Stephanie Monohan
(@shdwbxng) is a writer, illustrator and youth culture researcher for MTV. Her work focuses on horror films, haunting, and cultural memory. She is part of the film collective behind Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn, where you can often find her lurking in the dark.
Donte Newman
(@donte newman) is a second-year Ph.D. student in the School of Communication at American University. He is broadly interested in how technological affordances, policies, and community standards of social media platforms influence white identity construction and management. Donte holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, and a Master of Arts from University at Albany-SUNY in Albany, New York. Prior to joining the SOC community, Donte spent nearly a year in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, as a full-time English teacher.
Ofer Nur
teaches at the Multidisciplinary Program in the Humanities & the NCJW Gender and Women's Studies Program at Tel Aviv University. Primarily a historian, he received his Ph.D in 2004 at the department of history at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA.)
Victoria O’Meara
(@vickiomeara) is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University. Her research interests can be found wherever issues of technology, labour, and gender intersect.
Nina Pohler
(@ninapohler) is a PhD candidate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Social Sciences. In her PhD project she studies coordination practices and evaluation in alternative organizations. She works as a research assistant at the CityScienceLab, Hafencity Universität Hamburg.
Sabeel Rahman
(@ksabeelrahman) is an Assistant Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School and a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. He is the author of Democracy Against Domination (Oxford University Press 2017), and writes about issues of economic power and democracy.
Ali Raj
(@AnaariKiBandooq) is a journalist and musician enrolled at Columbia Journalism School. He has experience in television production, newspaper and magazine journalism. His research interests include piracy and informality in the culture industry of the Global South. He also has a rock band that puts canonized Urdu poetry to music.
Melanie Ramdarshan Bold
(@ILoveCopyright) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Studies, University College London, where she teaches and researches topics related to Publishing and Book Cultures. Her main research interest centres on digital developments in authorship, publishing, and reading, and diversity and representation in literary culture.
Sara Reinis
(@sarareinis) is a Creative Strategist at Vox Media. Her research and writing interests surround social media, visual culture, and new technologies.
Alanna Reyes
(@alannaherself) is a second-year PhD student in Communication and Science Studies at UC San Diego. Her research interests include disability studies, pop culture, and game design. When she’s not working, she likes to make pixel art and bake desserts (but not at the same time).
Louise Ryan
(@lou_ryan2) is a sociology PhD candidate at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her research centres on post-feminist media studies, social media surveillance, body image and the Quantified Self movement. She previously wrote on the intersection pop culture and social media while maintaining a loving relationship with mediocre caffeine sources.
Jan Rydzak
(@ElCalavero) is a PhD candidate in Government & Public Policy at the University of Arizona and a former Google Policy fellow for the Global Network Initiative. His research covers the intersection of technology, human rights, and development.
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Jessie Sage
(@sapiotextual) is a Pittsburgh based alternative model, entertainer, and feminist activists. She is an independent scholar with an academic background in philosophy, theology, and women's and gender studies. She is currently the co-creator, producer and host of the Peepshow Podcast, a podcast which brings together sex workers, writers, activists, artists, and journalist to talk about issues of sex and social justice.
Karen Schrier
(@drgamermom) is an Associate Professor and Director of the Games & Emerging Media program at Marist College. Prior, she worked at Scholastic, Nickelodeon, and BrainPOP. She is the editor of the Learning, Education & Games series, published by ETC Press (CMU) and author of Knowledge Games (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016). She holds a doctorate from Columbia University, master’s degree from MIT, and a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College.
Matthew Sekellick
(@MattSekellick) is an artist, writer, and organizer living in Troy, NY, his research concerns the political economies of theater and performance, labor, and media technologies.
Amrita Sengupta
(@iamgondogol) works as a digital researcher and her interest lies at the intersection of gender, technology, and society. Sengupta graduated from the Oxford Internet Institute in 2016. She is also pursuing a course on Cyber Laws and is looking into the legal implications of AI in society.
Emily Stainkamp
(@raym0ndwilliams) is a PhD student at the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. Her work broadly concerns the historical development of narcissism as a personal and cultural pathology, and the relationship between narcissism and emerging media forms.
Emma Stamm
(@turing_tests) is a writer, PhD student and instructor at Virginia Tech. Her research exists at the intersection of continental philosophy and critical data studies.
Kelly Steinmetz
(@kellyjasmine) is an MA Candidate in Media, Culture and Communication at NYU, thinking about film, semiotics and the politics of aesthetics. Cher enthusiast.
Aaron Su
studies anthropology at Columbia University. His interests center around twenty-first century reinflections of aesthetics and affect theory to consider the tensions that subtend new media ecologies. Aaron is on the editorial board of Journal of Art Criticism and Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism.
Michael Thomsen
(@mike_thomsen) is a writer and reformed Seventh-Day Adventist. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Outline, Slate, The New Inquiry, The New York Times and Real Life. He lives in New York.
Eric Thurm
(@EricThurm) Eric's criticism appears in, among other outlets, Lithub, GQ, and Esquire. He is working on a book about the history of board games for the Los Angeles Review of Books and NYU Press, and is the founder and host of the extremely non-TED affiliated event Drunk TED Talks.
Tommy Ting
is an artist and an emerging video game designer and is currently a first year MFA student in Digital Futures at OCAD University studying game design and development.
Jasmine Vallve
(@brixtnmota) is an interdisciplinary researcher who focuses on the intersections of sovereignty and violence. She is interested in social movements, borders of solidarity, and the informal economy.
Roopa Vasudevan
(@rouxpz) is an American artist, creative coder, and researcher, whose work explores the influence that our increasingly digital way of life has on culture, politics, and real world behaviors — and the ways in which technology can reveal patterns and biases in our real-life social systems.
Alex Verman
(@misgenders) is a writer and researcher based in what is currently Toronto, on Occupied Treaty 13 Land. Their work focuses on the politics of narrative, identity, and community.
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
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.
Amber Westerholm-Smyth
(@Wsamber) is a MsC student at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her thesis focuses on the evolving role of social media platforms in not only hosting emotions but architecting them in the first place. In particular, her thesis will consider the increasingly uniform presentation of grief on social media platforms through #prayfor and iconography following terrorist attacks.
Damien Williams
(@Wolven) is a PhD researcher at Virginia Tech in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society. His research areas include ethics, epistemology, philosophy of technology, philosophy of mind, and the occult.
Elizabeth Wissinger
(@betsywiss) is a Professor of Fashion Studies and Sociology at the City University of New York. She is a faculty member of the Masters of Arts and Liberal Studies program at the Graduate School and University Center and the Department of Social Sciences at BMCC/CUNY.
Joelle Woodson
(@woahitsjo94) is a recent graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Sustainability Studies and Design, Innovation, & Society, and a Strategist at Hyperakt. She lives in Brooklyn and is a writer, producer, & actor.
Robin Zebrowski
currently chairs the Cognitive Science program at Beloit College, a small, liberal arts college in the Midwest USA. She has been working on the metaphysics of mind as it relates to artificial intelligence and cyborg studies for more than two decades,focusing on the role of embodiment in cognition.
sarah aoun
(@sa0un) is a data activist, operational security trainer, and Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow. Her interests lie at the intersection of tech, human rights, and transformative justice. She’s worked with activists, journalists, grassroots social movements, and NGOs in the US and MENA region on security, ethical data & privacy, and data-driven storytelling.
mattie brice
(@thotxcouture) is an interdisciplinary critical maker interested in applying design research and play to issues of interpersonal politics in the private sphere such as emotional labor systems and power in intimacies. She currently teaches at New York University, The New School, and the School of Visual Arts.

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 an editor for Cyborgology and contributing editor for Real Life magazine. He holds a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
PJ Patella-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.
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.
Alexis Anais Avedisian
(@holyurl) is the current Communications Manager of NYC Media Lab, a public-private partnership launched by the NYCEDC, Columbia University and New York University. Her writing interests include advertising, commodity feminism and the attention economy.
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.
Millie Christie-Dervaux
(@dervomatic) is a writer, photographer and editor based in New York. She likes to write about looking, being seen and what it means to make "art."
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 technology, 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.
Gabi Schaffzin
(@GabiSchaffzin) is pursuing a PhD in Art History, Theory, and Criticism with an Art Practice concentration at UC San Diego. His work focuses on the designed representation of measured pain in a medical, laboratory, and consumer context, especially as it stems from a Cold War era turn towards the quantifiable and classifiable. 
Sarah Wanenchak
(@dynamicsymmetry) is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Maryland. They have written on the intersections of social justice, narrative, and video games, and their dissertation concerns the intersections of genocide, philosophy, and physical space. They have entirely too many feelings about everything.
Apryl Williams
(@AprylW) is a doctoral candidate and Diversity Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on representations of blackness online and explores social media as a tool for active resistance to racial and gendered stereotypes.
Jason Eppink
Venue Liaison
(@jasoneppink) is the Curator of Digital Media at Museum of the Moving Image and a professional mischief maker.