Tue08Dec201512:00pm-1:00pmEhrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad, 105 S. State St.
Jed Brubaker: Death, Identity, and the Social Network
What happens to our accounts, data, and digital identities after we die? Jed Brubaker is an Assistant Professor and founding member of the department of Information Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. He conducts research in social informatics, social media, and infrastructure studies focusing on how identity is designed, represented, and experienced in socio-technical systems. During this talk, he will discuss what death tells us about the technological design of identity, how identity infrastructure shapes the ways the user is operationalized, and the importance of future research that accounts for the infrastructure that undergirds user-centered research and practice.