Jason Farman is a Professor and Associate Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a faculty member with the Department of American Studies, the Human-Computer Interaction Lab, and is Affiliate Faculty with MITH,  the iSchool, and the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. He is also a Faculty Associate with Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. He is author of the book Delayed Response: The Art of Waiting from the Ancient to the Instant World, published by Yale University Press in 2018. Delayed Response won an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant for the Public Understanding of Science and Technology. 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 is the editor of The Mobile Story: Narrative Practices with Locative Technologies (Routledge Press, 2014) and Foundations of Mobile Media Studies: Essential Texts on the Formation of a Field (Routledge Press, 2016). 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 Psyche/Aeon, The AtlanticAtlas ObscuraReal Life, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, National Geographic, 99% Invisible, ELLE Magazine, GQ, Aeon, Vox, and others. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Here’s a short video interview filmed at Harvard’s Berkman-Klein Internet & Society about my book, Delayed Response: