Organizing Committee

Alison Hearn is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University. Her research focuses on the intersections between digital technologies, self-presentation, credit and debt, and emerging forms of work

Nick Dyer-Witheford is a Professor in the Faculty of information and Media Studies at Western University.  He is author of Cyber-Marx (University of Illinois, 1999), and co-author of Digital Play (McGill-Queen’s, 2003), Games of Empire (University of Minnesota Press, 2009) Cyber-Proletariat (Pluto, 2015), and the co-author of Inhuman Power (Pluto, 2019).

Tom Streeter is a Professor in the Faculty of information and Media Studies at Western University, where he studies media, technology, law, and culture. He is the author of The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet (NYU, 2011), Selling the Air (Chicago, 1996), and editor of Mousepads, Shoe Leather, and Hope (Paradigm, 2007).

Alissa Centivany is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario.  Her work explores processes of sociotechnical transformation and, in particular, the co-evolution of intellectual property law, technology, ethics, and social practice. 

Joanna Redden is the co-founder of the Data Justice Lab and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western. Her research focuses on algorithmic governance, particularly how government bodies are making use of changing data systems, and the social justice implications of these changes.

Luke Stark is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. His work interrogates the historical, social, and ethical impacts of computing and artificial intelligence technologies, particularly those mediating social and emotional expression.