Silvia Lindtner is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan in the School of Information. Her research investigates the role digital technologies play in transnational processes of innovation, work and labor, and in relation to political, social and economic processes of urban redesign. She explores these themes through a contemporary research project; DIY maker and hacker culture, with a particular focus on its intersections with manufacturing and innovation discourse in China. She has organized numerous workshops at Ubicomp and CHI in 2009, 2010 and 2011 as well as international workshops on making and manufacturing cultures 2011-2014.
Marisa Cohn is an Assistant Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, in the Technologies in Practice and Interaction Design research groups. Her research draws on anthropology, STS, and information studies to understand software as a cultural artifact, focusing on sociotemporal entanglements in long-lived science infrastructure. She has organized workshops and panels on ethnographic and interdisciplinary methods, code studies, and design authority at venues such as 4S, DIS, CalIT2, and Art Center for Design.
Lucian Leahu is an Assistant Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, in the Interaction Design and Technologies in Practice research groups. His research draws on computer and information science, design, and STS to explore novel ways of relating to technology made possible by the vast and varied kinds of data available today and by computational approaches such as machine learning and big data.
Hrönn Brynjarsdóttir Holmer is a PhD candidate in the department of Information Science at Cornell University. Her research focuses on the politics of information, creation of data and data modeling as it pertains to natural resource management in the Icelandic fishery. To that end she has engaged in ethnographic fieldwork since 2009, interviewing a wide range of stakeholders in the fishery, observing and participating in work on board freezer trawlers and danish seine vessels as well as conducting historical archival research.
Carl DiSalvo is an Associate Professor in the Digital Media Program in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research draws together the humanities, science and technology studies, and design to increase public engagement with technology and analyze the social and political uses of digital media.