Jason Farman is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park and is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow with the Digital Cultures & Creativity undergraduate honors program. He also works closely with the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). He received his Ph.D. in Performance Studies and Digital Media from UCLA in 2006. Farman‚Äôs research includes mobile technologies, social media, videogames, digital storytelling, digital performance art, surveillance, and embodiment. He has published in the journals New Media & Society, Communication Quarterly, and Contemporary Theatre Review. His most recent project is a book manuscript titled Mobile Interface Theory (Routledge, 2011), which investigates the changing conceptions of embodiment and space in pervasive computing culture. This work focuses on the uses of mobile technologies for the creation of performance art, site-specific narrative, and gaming.
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