Michael Mandiberg is a interdisciplinary artist, designer and scholar whose work employs each of these methodologies, in part to investigate the significance of their overlap. He creates conceptual art projects, design objects, and publications that explore themes that include environmentalism, systems of exchange, pedagogy, software art, collaboration, Free Culture, and appropriation. He sold all of his possessions online on Shop Mandiberg, made perfect copies of copies on, and created Firefox plugins that highlight the real environmental costs of a global economy on He is co-author of Digital Foundations and Collaborative Futures, and editor of The Social Media Reader. A recipient of residencies and commissions from Eyebeam,, and, his work has been exhibited at the New Museum, Ars Electronica, ZKM, and Transmediale. A former Senior Fellow at Eyebeam, he is currently Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and a member of the Doctoral Faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center. He lives in, and rides his bicycle around, Brooklyn. His work lives at

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email: Michael at Mandiberg dot com
office phone: 718-982-2555
twitter: mandiberg


Maura Smale is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Library Instruction in the Library at New York City College of Technology/CUNY, where she heads the information literacy and research instruction program of teaching, outreach, and collaboration with students and faculty at City Tech. She is also a Co-PI for the U.S. Department of Education Title V grant-funded project A Living Laboratory, serving as Institutionalization Lead for the City Tech OpenLab, an open digital platform for teaching, learning, and collaboration. Maura’s background includes a PhD in Anthropology and a Masters of Library and Information Science, which are brought together in a multi-campus ethnographic study of the scholarly habits and academic culture of undergraduates at CUNY. Other research interests of include using games in teaching and learning, and she recently co-organized the first ever CUNY Games Festival, a conference devoted to game-based learning in higher education. Maura is also a strong advocate for open access publishing and is interested in exploring new models of scholarly communication. Learn more about her work at

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email: msmale at citytech dot cuny dot edu
office phone: 718-260-5748
twitter: mauraweb

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