Scholars, technologists, publishers and activists describe their digital projects and the potentially transformative impact of their work locally, nationally, and internationally.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Associate Professor and Chair of Media Studies at Pomona College, in Claremont, California. She is author of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television, published in 2006 by Vanderbilt University Press, and of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy, forthcoming from NYU Press and available for open peer review online at http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/mcpress/plannedobsolescence.
She is co-coordinating editor of MediaCommons, and has published articles and notes in journals including the Journal of Electronic Publishing, PMLA, Contemporary Literature, and Cinema Journal.
Joshua M. Greenberg is the New York Public Library's Director of Digital Strategy and Scholarship, where he built the Digital Experience Group and led a number of initiatives to broaden the Library's presence online.
Dr. Greenberg, who joined the Library in 2007, was formerly the Associate Director, Research Projects, of George Mason University's Center for History and New Media. He holds a Ph.D. in Science & Technology Studies from Cornell University (2004), maintains research interests in the history & sociology of information technology and media studies, and is the author of "From Betamax to Blockbuster" (MIT, 2008). He can be found online as "epistemographer".
Ana Laura Martinez
Ana Laura Martinez is the Coordinator of Social Impact Evaluation at Plan Ceibal, the one laptop per child and per teacher Uruguayan national program. She is a sociologist and a Master of Arts in Sociology and Education (Columbia University). She teaches Sociology to undergraduate and graduate students at the Universidad de la Republica and the Catholic University of Uruguay, respectively.
Phil Pochoda is Director of the University of Michigan Press. Previously he has been Associate Director and editorial director of the University Press of New England; editorial director of Anchor Books and Dial Press at Doubleday; and Vice-President at Simon & Schuster while publisher and editor-in-chief of Prentice-Hall Press. His latest article on digital publishing, "U.P. 2.0: Some Theses on Academic Publishing" was published in the Journal of Electronic Publishing.
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