Hector Postigo, Temple University
Tuesday, April 1, 1:00-2:30 pm
All are welcome to attend
Hector Postigo is associate professor of Media Studies and Production at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication in Philadelphia. Dr. Postigo holds a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he worked with the Product Design and Innovation Program. He has held positions in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah and was a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research New England in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is co-founder of the digital media research blog, CultureDigitally.org, which publishes contributions from scholars and media practitioners from across the globe. His research and teaching explore design and digital technology, focusing on video game culture, regulation, the creative industries and online communities. He has been writing in peer-reviewed journals and speaking about these topics across the globe over the past 10 years. Most recently he published and edited books on the topics including, The Digital Rights Movement: The Role of Technology in Subverting Digital Copyright from the MIT Press and Managing Privacy through Accountability from Palgrave Press. The Digital Rights Movement was recently selected for excerpted republication as Origins of the Digital Rights Movement: The White Paper and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act as part of the MIT BITs initiative. His research is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Digital Universe Foundation and the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme.