Here’s a short video interview about my research:
Jason Farman is the Director of the Design | Cultures + Creativity Program, an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland, College Park in the Department of American Studies, and a faculty member with the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. He is author of the book Mobile Interface Theory: Embodied Space and Locative Media (Routledge, 2012 — winner of the 2012 Book of the Year Award from the Association of Internet Researchers), which focuses on how the worldwide adoption of mobile technologies is causing a reexamination of the core ideas about what it means to live our everyday lives: the practice of embodied space. His second book is an edited collection titled The Mobile Story: Narrative Practices with Locative Technologies (Routledge Press, 2014). He is currently working on a book project called Technologies of Disconnection: A History of Mobile Media and Social Intimacy. He has published scholarly articles on such topics as mobile technologies, digital maps and cultural geography, locative and site-specific art, videogames, digital storytelling, performance art, social media, and surveillance. Farman has been a contributing author for The Atlantic and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has also been interviewed on NPR’s Marketplace Tech Report, ABC News, the Associated Press, the Christian Science Monitor, the Baltimore Sun, the Denver Post, among others. He received his Ph.D. in Performance Studies and Digital Media from the University of California, Los Angeles.