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Clay Shirky is a writer, consultant and teacher on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. He has a joint appointment at New York University (NYU) as a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and Assistant Arts Professor in the New Media focused graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). His consulting practice is focused on the rise of decentralized technologies such as peer-to-peer, web services, and wireless networks that provide alternatives to the wired client–server infrastructure that characterizes the World Wide Web. His courses address, among other things, the interrelated effects of the topology of social networks and technological networks, and how our networks shape culture and vice-versa. His written work includes the books Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations (2008) and Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age (2010).
Carlin Wing is an artist and first year doctoral student in Media, Culture and Communication at NYU. She received her AB in Visual and Environmental Studies and Social Anthropology from Harvard and her MFA in Photography and Media from CalArts. Her current work brings together three disciplines—photography, anthropology and athletics—to address colonial histories, globalization and the potential for individual bodies to assert agency within overdetermined structures. Wing has presented photography, video, installation, performance, writing and lectures in national and international contexts. Recently, she has lectured at the Birmingham Museum of Art; drafted a proposal for a collaborative MFA program in Nashville; organized Bizarre Animals, an evening of contemporary art interventions at the Harvard Museum of Natural History; performed at the Media, Culture, and Communication graduate conference; and presented Hitting Walls (v.XV): Making a Ball, a ball-making workshop, at Machine Project, Los Angeles. Visit her website at http://carlinwing.net
Jen Heuson is a scholar, traveler, and media artist currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. Her work critically engages the mediated production, consumption, and circulation of knowledge, culture, memory, and identity during travel, both real and imagined. Specifically, she is interested in exploring links between experience, sensation, and liveness or everydayness, on one hand, and media, epistemology, and politics, on the other. She has engaged these questions through traditional academic forms (conference, journal, thesis) and through various multimedia inquiries (sound ethnography, film documentary, radio and print journalism). Her award-winning films have screened internationally at venues as diverse as FLEX Fest, Big Muddy, Black Maria, and the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival. Her forthcoming publications include a multimedia portrait of the Black Hills (Sensate Journal of Sensory Ethnography 2011) and an acoustic biography of Martin Heidegger (Contemporary Music Review 2011). Jen holds an MA in Film and Television Studies and an MA in Philosophy and Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam as well as a BA in Philosophy from the University of Northern Colorado. For more about Jen and her collaborative work with partner Kevin T. Allen, visit smallgauge.org.
Li Cornfeld received her MA in Performance Studies from New York
University in May. Her current projects include a chapter in a
forthcoming women’s studies anthology on folklore, feminism, and
Hermione Granger, and an etiquette blog, www.civilshepherd.com.
Burcu Baykurt is a first year MA student at NYU’s Media, Culture and Communication program. Her research interest is concerned to address two different but complementary issues: 1) the impact of new media on changing journalistic practices and the production of public/political information 2) the role of communications policy in enhancing the citizen’s political being and exercise of democratic citizenship. She holds her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Bogazici University, Istanbul and studied Political Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London.