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Jason Farman

Professor, Department of American Studies and the Director of the Design Cultures and Creativity Program

College of Arts and Humanities

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American Studies

Social Media

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english

Jason Farman is a professor in the Department of American Studies and director of the Design Cultures & Creativity Program. He is also a faculty member with the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) and a faculty associate with Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. He authored the books “Delayed Response: The Art of Waiting from the Ancient to the Instant World” (Yale University Press, 2018) and “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). He has edited two collections: “The Mobile Story: Narrative Practices with Locative Technologies” (2014) and “Foundations of Mobile Media Studies: Essential Texts on the Formation of a Field” (2016). He has published scholarly articles on such topics as mobile technologies, Google maps, social media, video games, digital storytelling, digital performance art and surveillance. Farman has been a contributing author for The Atlantic, Atlas Obscura and The Chronicle of Higher Education and has been interviewed on NPR, the Associated Press, the Christian Science Monitor, the Baltimore Sun, the Denver Post, among others. He received his Ph.D. in digital media and performance studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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