About the Author

About the Author

Jason Farman is an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland, College Park in the Department of American Studies and a Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the Digital Cultures and Creativity Program. He is author of the book Mobile Interface Theory: Embodied Space and Locative Media (Routledge, 2012), which focuses on how the worldwide adoption of mobile technologies is causing a reexamination of the core ideas about what it means to live our everyday lives: the practice of embodied space. He has published scholarly articles on such topics as mobile technologies, Google maps, social media, videogames, digital storytelling, digital performance art, and surveillance. Farman has been a contributing author for The Atlantic and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has also been featured in interviews on NPR’s Marketplace Tech Report, the Christian Science Monitor, the Baltimore Sun, the Denver Post, among others. He recently edited a special issue of the journal Future Internet on the topic “Social Transformations from the Mobile Internet” and is currently editing a book titled Digital Storytelling and Mobile Media: Narrative Practices with Locative Technologies (Routledge, 2013). He received his Ph.D. in Digital Media and Performance Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jason Farman can be contacted at:

Email: jfarman at umd.edu

Office Phone: 301.405.9524

Mailing Address: 1102 Holzapfel Hall, College Park, MD 20742

Website: www.jasonfarman.com