Visiting Scholars


Vanessa Brito de Jesus, Department of Science and Technology Policy, State University of Campinas, Brazil.


Soyoung Park, Department of Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

Robin Downey, PhD in Communications Studies, University of Calgary, and Genomics and Society Advisor at Genome British Columbia.


Clive Lawson, Fellow and Director of Studies at Girton College, Assistant Director of Studies at Gonville and Caius College, Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Economics, Cambridge and Co-editor of the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Cambridge, UK.

Maya Georgieva Ninova, Department of Social Psychology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.


Neal Thomas, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University, Canada.

Andrea Rota, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics, UK.

Hongpei Liu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunication, Beijing, China.


Nina KahnwaldDepartment of Educational Technology and Media Design Center, Technical University, Dresden, Germany.




Ajit PyatiDepartment of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.

Jack PostDepartment of Literature, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.





Ajit PyatiDepartment of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.




Masumi TakeuchiSociology Department, St. Andrews University, Kyoto, Japan.



ACT Lab Seminar Speakers





Darin BarneyCanada Research Chair in Technology & Citizenship, Associate Professor, Department of Art History & Communication Studies, McGill University.





Walter MurchFilm Editor, Sound Designer, Director


Mark PosterProfessor of History, University of California, Irvine (Distinguished Speaker Series).

Robert Pippin, Raymond W. and Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor, Committee on Social Thought and Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago.


Marie MarchandComputer Consultant, former head of Prospective Services for the French Telecom.

Graeme Kirkpatrick, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Manchester, UK (seminar with the Games Lab group).


Graham ParkesProfessor of Philosophy, University of Hawaii at Manoa.