We are delighted to announce that Nathaniel Tkacz will be joining us as a visiting researcher at the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London. During his stay he will be focusing on writing his book about dashboard interfaces, including discussing and workshopping different chapters with colleagues in the department. More about his research interests can be found in his bio (below) and he can be found on Twitter at @__nate__. Welcome Nate!
Dr Nathaniel Tkacz is a Reader in Digital Media and Culture at The University of Warwick. His work investigates the political, cultural and methodological dimensions of digital media. This has led to studies of political openness in online communities, practices of ‘mass collaboration’, experimental economic platforms, software forking, trolling, apps, banking and payment services, interfaces, user experience design, digital public services, and environmental situation rooms, among other things. With Geert Lovink, he co-founded the Critical Point of View network for Wikipedia research as well as the MoneyLab research network, and he recently joined the App Studies Initiative. Tkacz is author or editor of a number of books, including Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness (University of Chicago Press, 2015). He is currently working on a book on dashboard interfaces.