J. Nathan Matias     MIT Media Lab

I am a computational social scientist who works with millions of people in citizen behavioral science toward a fairer, safer, more understanding internet. I advance this work through CivilServant and as a postdoc at Princeton University departments of Psychology, Sociology, and Center for Information Technology Policy.

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Tragedy in Electronic Literature

Tragedy in Electronic Literature

While still a student at Cambridge, I was invited by Adrian Poole to deliver a lecture to the final year English undergraduate students on the subject of "Tragedy in Electronic Literature" -- as part of the faculty's English Tripos lectures, which are normally given by faculty..

In advance of the lecture, Clare Hooper and I chaired a related panel at the 2007 annual Hypertext Conference. Panelists were Nick Lowe (Classics), Kieron O'Hara (Philosophy), Dave Millard (Computer Science), and Emily Short (Writer and Classicist).

My lecture at Cambridge, which also included live demos:

While listening to my talk, students could also browse a single-purpose WIFI network with additional notes and resources.

Slide from Tragedy in Electronic Literature