Experts

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    Vint Cerf

    Aug 29, 2014 12:36pm | by Julie Giles

    Vint Cerf, is one of the co-inventors of the Internet. Currently, he serves as the vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google where he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies and applications on the Internet and other platforms. Widely known as a “Father of the Internet, ” Vint is the co-designer with Robert […]


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    Eric Zimmerman

    Aug 15, 2014 12:35pm | by Julie Giles

    Eric Zimmerman is an internationally recognized creative force, design scholar, and expert on game design and game culture. Eric was the co-founder and Chief Design Officer of Gamelab, a NYC-based game development studio which was in operation for nine years. Since Gamelab, Eric has worked on a wide range of independent projects. He also co-founded […]


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    Nathan Jurgenson

    Aug 1, 2014 12:31pm | by Julie Giles

    Nathan Jurgenson is a social media theorist, a contributing editor for The New Inquiry Magazine, researcher for Snapchat, and a graduate student in Sociology at the University of Maryland where he is working on a dissertation on surveillance on social media. Nathan’s research comes from the belief that we increasingly live in an “augmented reality, ” a […]


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    Barry Wellman

    Jul 18, 2014 12:28pm | by Julie Giles

    Barry Wellman is an urban sociology professor who studies the networks of community, communication, computer, and social. Barry’s research examines virtual community, the virtual workplace, social support, community, kinship, friendship, and social network theory and methods. Based at the University of Toronto, he directs NetLab at the Faculty of Information. Barry is the former S.D. […]


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    Erin Reilly

    Jul 4, 2014 12:19pm | by Julie Giles

    Erin Reilly is a creative director, educator, and researcher who explores the future of story, audience, and media. Erin is the Creative Director & Research Fellow for Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC’s Annenberg School for Communications & Journalism and Executive Director of Blackstone LaunchPad @USC. In her role, she oversees all aspects of lab programming, […]


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    Jesse Hirsh

    Jun 20, 2014 9:52am | by Julie Giles

    Jesse Hirsh is an Internet strategist, broadcaster, speaker and researcher based in Toronto, Canada. Jesse studied at The McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, University of Toronto, which works around the writings of media theorist Marshall McLuhan. The program’s mandate is to encourage understanding of the impacts of technology on culture and society from both […]


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    John Seely Brown

    May 14, 2014 10:00am | by Julie Giles

    John Seely Brown is the Independent Co-Chairman of The Deloitte Center for the Edge. Prior to that, he was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and the director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) — a position he held for nearly two decades. While head of PARC, John expanded the role of corporate research […]


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    Dr. Sue Johnson

    Apr 2, 2014 4:21pm | by Julie Giles

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    Jessica Hammer

    Mar 10, 2014 10:00am | by Julie Giles

    Jessica Hammer is a professor, researcher and veteran game designer. She studies how games can change the way people think, feel, and behave. Jessica received a master’s degree in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU and her BA in Computer Science from Harvard University. She works in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University and Columbia University as well […]


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    Stephen Gillett

    Mar 3, 2014 11:17am | by Julie Giles

    Avatar Secrets Quotes: I was fascinated by the opportunity to interact in the digital world from a very young age. Click To Tweet The virtual world allows you to step out of your confinements and be something you imagine yourself… Click To Tweet As long as you have groups of people together, there’s going to […]