Social Computing Symposium 2015: Audience Choice Talks I

Date

January 26, 2015

Speaker

Dan Russell, Mizuko Ito, Amanda Williams, Anthony Coscia, Drew Harry, Gina Neff, Elan Lee, and Liz Gerber

Affiliation

Google, UC Irvine, Fabule, Coscia Day Architecture, Twitch, U of Washington, Exploding Kittens, Northwest University

Overview

Speakers

Dan Russell, Mizuko Ito, Amanda Williams, Anthony Coscia, Drew Harry, Gina Neff, Elan Lee, and Liz Gerber

Gina Neff is an associate professor of communication at the University of Washington. She studies the contemporary economics of media production and the impact of new technologies on communication, focusing on both high-tech and media industries. Her book Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries (MIT 2012) examines the risk and uncertainties borne by New York City’s new media pioneers during the first dot-com boom. She co-directs the Project on Communication Technology and Organizational Practices, a research group studying the roles of communication technology in the work around building design and construction. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and she is currently at work on a three-year project funded by Intel studying the impact of social media and consumer health technologies on the organization of primary care. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University, where she remains an external faculty affiliate of the Center on Organizational Innovation. She is currently a fellow at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy and visiting scholar at NYU’s Media, Culture and Communication department. She has held appointments at UC San Diego, UCLA, and Stanford University. In addition to academic outlets, her research and writing have been featured in The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Fortune, The American Prospect, and The Nation.