Digital theorists, publishers, scholars and funders offer summary thoughts about academic authority, digital scholarship and pedagogy, and digital technology's potential for broader social and cultural transformations.
Among these intrerlocuters are Steve Brier
Cheryl Ball, Bob Stein, Clifford Lynch, Brett Bobley, and Trebor Scholz.
Cheryl Ball is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Illinois State University where she teach classes in multimodal composition, digital media, composition theory, and digital publishing.
She is also editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.
Brett Bobley is the Director of the Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Stephen Brier, the co-director of the New Media Lab, founded (in 2002) currently serves as the Coordinator of the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Doctoral Certificate Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. He also teaches in the Urban Education Ph.D. program and serves as the college's Senior Academic Technology Officer.
Brier is a historian of the U.S. working class, with a particular interest in issues of race, class and ethnicity. He received his Ph.D. in U.S. History from UCLA. He co-founded the American Social History Project in 1981 with Herbert Gutman and served as its executive director until 1998. He co-authored, co-created, co-produced and/or edited the Project's Who Built America? materials.
Clifford Lynch has been the Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since July 1997. CNI, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and EDUCAUSE, includes about 200 member organizations concerned with the use of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual productivity.
Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last ten as Director of Library Automation. Lynch, who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, is an adjunct professor at Berkeley's School of Information. He is a past president of the American Society for Information Science and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization.
Bob Stein is founder and Co-Director of the Institute and founder of The Voyager Company. For 13 years he led the development of over 300 titles in 'The Criterion Collection', a series of definitive films on videodisc, and more than 75 CD ROM titles including the CD Companion to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, 'Who Built America', and the Voyager edition of 'Macbeth'.
Previous to Voyager, Stein worked with Alan Kay in the Research Group at Atari on a variety of electronic publishing projects. 11 years ago, Stein started 'Night Kitchen' to develop authoring tools for the next generation of electronic publishing. That work is now being continued at the Institute for the Future of the Book.