Speaker: Paula Bialski


I am an ethnographer of new media in everyday life, looking at contexts of usage as well as production, and I frame my research within cultural, social and media theory in general, and science and technology studies in particular.

The goal of my current research project, titled “Fields of Anonymity: A Mapping of Discourses in Programming Worlds ,” is to investigate the way in which one form of sociality – anonymity – is being shifted by digital media, by focusing on the voices of the digital architects, coders and programmers who create our digital infrastructures.