Daniel Miller is Professor of Material Culture at University College, London. His work focuses on material culture, digital anthropology, the study of our relationships to things and consumption. His publications include Material Culture and Mass Consumption (1987), (with Don Slater) The Internet: An Ethnographic Approach (2000), (with Heather Horst) The Cell Phone: An Anthropology of Communication (2006), The Comfort of Things (2008), Stuff (2010), Tales from Facebook (2011), (with Mirca Madianou) Migration and New Media: Transnational Families and Polymedia (2012) Consumption and its Consequences (2012), and (with Heather Horst) Digital Anthropology (2012). He is currently working on a book about the use and consequences of webcams with Jolynna Sinanan. His forthcoming European Research Council funded work will focus on the impact of social media in seven countries.
Zizi Papacharissi (PhD University of Texas at Austin 2000), is Professor and Head of the Communication Department at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Her work focuses on the social and political consequences of online media. Her book, A Private Sphere: Democracy in a Digital Age (2010), discusses how online media redefine our understanding of public and private in late-modern democracies. She has also edited a volume on online social networks, titled A Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network Sites (2010), and a second one on new journalisms and civic engagement, titled Journalism and Citizenship (2009). She has authored or co-authored over 40 journal articles, book chapters or reviews, and is the current Editor of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. She presently serves on the Editorial Board of ten journals, including the Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, and New Media and Society.
Theresa M. Senft writes about the impact of digital media technologies on cultural conceptions of the private, the public, the pornographic, and the pedagogic in global society. She is on faculty at New York University’s Global Liberal Studies Program, where she teaches on media, writing, and aesthetic theory. Terri is currently working on a book tentatively titled, Fame to Fifteen: Social Media and the Micro-Celebrity Moment, intended to expand and update earlier theories articulated in Camgirls: Celebrity & Community in the Age of Social Networks (2008.) She is also co-editing, with Jeremy Hunsinger, The Routledge Handbook of Social Media(due 2013.) Terri’s earlier books include the co-authored History of the Internet: A Chronology, 1843-Present (2000), and a co-edited issue of the journal Women & Performance, devoted to the theme, “Sexuality & Cyberspace” (1997)–one of the earliest anthologies devoted to online sexuality and gender studies. Terri appears frequently in the media, has written essays for The New York Times, and was recently invited to speak about her work on micro-celebrity at a TED Salon event in London. Her web site is terrisenft.net