Digital Media Program, School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology

571 Reed St SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

tom@thomasjenkins.net
thomasjenkins.net

Education

2017 (expected)

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Ph.D. Digital Media, Minor in Computer Science
Committee: Carl DiSalvo (chair), Ian Bogost, Chris Le Dantec (Georgia Tech);
Anna Valgårda (IT University of Copenhagen)
Alexandra Zafiroglu (Intel Corporation)

2006-2008

New York University, New York, NY
M.P.S. Interactive Telecommunications Program

2002-2006

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
B.A. Science & Technology Studies, Minor in Information Science
Advisor Phoebe Sengers

Research

2011 - Present

Public Design Workshop, Georgia Tech
Graduate Research Assistant, Drones for Foraging (with Carl DiSalvo)

2012 - 2015

Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing, Georgia Tech
Graduate Researcher, Prototyping Platforms (with Ian Bogost)

Summer 2013

AT&T Labs, HCI Devices Group
Research Intern, Connected Travel Experiences (with Lana Yarosh)

2011 - 2012

Adaptive Digital Media Lab, Georgia Tech
Graduate Research Assistant, EarSketch (with Brian Magerko and Jason Freeman)

2004 - 2006

Culturally Embedded Computing Group, Cornell University
Undergraduate Research Assistant (with Phoebe Sengers)

Awards, Honors, & Grants

Publications

Conference Papers
Journal Article
Workshops organized
Workshop papers
Master's Thesis

Exhibitions

Designs for Foraging
Jan 2017 - May 2017
Food by Design: Sustaining the Future. Museum of Design, Atlanta.
Mar 2016 - May 2016
Field Test: Radical Adventures in Future Farming. Science Gallery Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Tiny Tinkering Platforms
September 2013
Open Hardware Summit. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston.
Emotional Prostheses
May 2008
Interactive Telecommunications Program Spring Show, New York University, New York.

Research Activities

Doctoral Consortia
Symposium
Research Institute

Invited Talks

The Object Ecology: Designing Outliers in the Internet of Things
December 2015
IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 2017
Human Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Teaching

October 2016
Faceless Interaction Design in the Home, Umeå Institute of Design
Visiting Lecturer/Tutor (with Søren Rosenbak and Stoffel Kuenen)
Spring 2016
LMC 8803: Digital Media Prototyping, Georgia Institute of Technology
Teaching Assistant (with Michael Nitsche)
November 2015
LMC 6310: The Computer as an Expressive Medium, Georgia Institute of Technology
Guest lecturer: “Introduction to the Arduino Microcontroller” (For Brian Magerko)
Fall 2015
LMC 3710: Principles of Interaction Design, Georgia Institute of Technology
Instructor of record

February 2015
Design Tool Prototyping, Parsons the New School for Design
Design prototyping workshop with MFA Transdisciplinary Design students
February 2014
Prototyping for a Speculative Internet of Things, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Design prototyping workshop with MA Visual Sociology students
Spring 2006
S&TS/INFO 356: Computing Cultures, Cornell University
Teaching Assistant (with Phoebe Sengers)
Fall 2005
INFO/CS 130: Introduction to Web Design & Programming, Cornell University
Teaching Assistant (with Phoebe Sengers and David Williamson)

Professional Experience

2011

Marvel Entertainment, New York, NY
Web Developer, Digital Media Group

2008 - 2010

Efficiency 2.0, New York, NY
User Experience Manager, Design Lead

Service

Conference Organizing
Journal Reviewing
Conference Reviewing
Georgia Tech
Cornell University

Affiliations