ANZCA Keynote in July 2014


I’ve been asked to give a keynote address at ANZCA in July 2014

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Awarded Future of Information Alliance Grant


My graduate students and I have won a competitive grant through the Future of Information Alliance and the Deutsch Foundation. The $25,000 grant supports the design and initial testing of an iPhone application called “Approach.” The app will…

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Awarded Center for Teaching Excellence Fellowship

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I was chosen, alongside 9 other faculty members from across the University of Maryland, to be a Lilly Fellow with the Center for Teaching Excellence during the 2012-2013 academic year. As fellows with the Center for Teaching Excellence, the faculty…

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Mobile Interface Theory: Book of the Year by AoIR!

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Mobile Interface Theory was just named the 2012 Book of the Year by the Association of Internet Researchers! This is an amazing honor and I’m truly humbled and excited…

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Guest Editor for Future Internet


I’m pleased to announce that the special issue of Future Internet that I guest edited has now been published! The topic of the special issue is “Social Transformations from the Mobile Internet,” and has a range of articles on the subject. …

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“The Myth of the Disconnected Life” Published in The Atlantic

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My article, “The Myth of the Disconnected Life,” was published in The Atlantic this past week. It discusses the emerging practices of taking a “Digital Sabbath” in which people set aside a day (or days) out…

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“Encouraging Distraction?” Published in the Chronicle of Higher Ed


My article, “Encouraging Distraction? Classroom Experiments with Mobile Media,” was published in the ProfHacker section of the Chronicle of Higher Education. In the article, I talk about how I used iPads in my undergraduate…

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Invited Talk: Emerging Media, Acceleration, and Information Overload

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On March 8th, I’ll be giving a guest lecture to the Critical Studies Colloquium at George Mason University. My talk will be titled, “Emerging Media, Acceleration, and Information Overload: A Media Archaeology Approach.” Here’s my brief description of…

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My Conference Presentation, “Mapping Virtual Communities”


I will present a paper at this year’s Association of American Geographers conference in New York. My presentation is titled, “Mapping Virtual Communities: Cultural Imaginaries of the Diaspora and the Production of Crisis Maps.” Here are the details and the abstract of my talk.

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Mobile Interface Theory Published!


My book was officially released by Routledge Press on December 9th. I received my copies a few days later. Here’s a picture:

The book is now available on Amazon and on Routledge’s site. It will…

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