Jason Farman is an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland, College Park in the Department of American Studies and a Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the Digital Cultures and Creativity Program. He is author of the book Mobile Interface Theory: Embodied Space and Locative Media (Routledge, 2011), which was named the 2012 Book of the Year by the Association of Internet Researchers. He has published scholarly articles on such topics as mobile technologies, Google maps, social media, videogames, digital storytelling, digital performance art, and surveillance. Farman has been a contributing author for The Atlantic and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has also been interviewed on NPR’s Marketplace Tech Report, the Christian Science Monitor, the Baltimore Sun, the Denver Post, among others. He received his Ph.D. in Digital Media and Performance Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.