Trebor Scholz is an artist, writer, and conference organizer and the chair of the conference series The Politics of Digital Culture at The New School.
He is the author of a monograph on the history of the social Web and its Orwellian economies (forthcoming from Polity). He is also the author, with Laura Y. Liu, of From Mobile Playgrounds to Sweatshop City (2011). Mr. Scholz is the editor of Learning Through Digital Media and a volume on digital labor (Routledge, 2012). He co-edited the nine-volume Situated Technologies series and The Art of Free Cooperation(Autonomedia, 2007). Recent book chapters include “Facebook as Playground and Factory,” “Points of Control,” and “Cheaper by the Dozen: An Introduction to Crowdsourcing.”
Mr. Scholz has spoken at 150 conferences internationally. He also founded the Institute for Distributed Creativity, which is widely known for its online discussions of critical network culture.
Dr. Scholz holds a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He has chaired seven major conferences and co-chaired the 2011 Digital Media and Learning conference in Los Angeles.
The Grafstein Annual Lecture in Communications was established by Senator Jerry S. Grafstein, Q.C., Class of 1958, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his graduation from the Faculty of Law and the 10th anniversary of the graduation of his son, Laurence Grafstein and daughter-in-law, Rebecca Grafstein (nee Weatherhead), both from the Class of 1988.
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