Keynote Speakers

Ethan Zuckerman, MIT Media Lab

Ethan Zuckerman is Director of the Center for Civic Media and Associate Professor of the Practice, MIT Media Lab. Ethan is also cofounder of the citizen media community, Global Voices. Prior to MIT, Ethan worked with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University on projects focused on civic media, freedom of speech online, and understanding media ecosystems. He led a team focused on Media Cloud, a project that builds an archive of news stories and blog posts in order to apply language processing and present ways to analyze and visualize the resulting data. Zuckerman also founded Geekcorp, a non-profit technology volunteer corps that has done work in over a dozen countries, and helped to found Tripod, an early participatory media company.

Eve Blau, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Eve Blau is Adjunct Professor of the History and Theory of Urban Form at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Her research engages a range of issues in urban and architectural history and theory and the productive intersection of urbanism and media. She is Co-Principal Investigator of the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, an interdisciplinary cross-school initiative supported by funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It brings together scholars and resources from across Harvard to foster interdisciplinary urban study through collaborative research and teaching, and by developing innovative cross-disciplinary methodologies that integrate digital technologies to bring together the perspectives of the design disciplines, the humanities, and the social sciences. In 2015 Blau received the Victor Adler-State Prize of the Republic of Austria in recognition of her innovative scholarship and contributions to the history of social movements. Before Harvard, Blau was Curator of Exhibitions and Publications at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, and Editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. She is President of the Board of Directors of the American Friends of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal and past Vice President of the International Scholarly Advisory Board of the IFK Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (International Research Center for Cultural Studies) Vienna, and Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians.