Fernando Dominguez Rubio and Lilly Irani
Fernando Dominguez Rubio is an Assistant Professor of Communication at University of California, San Diego. Although formally trained as a cultural sociologist, his work draws from disciplines as diverse as science and technology studies, anthropology, art, and architecture. His work focuses on the study of the material ecologies and infrastructure enabling contemporary cultural, aesthetic, and political forms. He also edits the blog Material World. He has a PhD from University of Cambridge.
Lilly Irani is an Assistant Professor of Communication & Science Studies at University of California, San Diego. Her work examines and intervenes in high-technology work practices in situ to understand their relationships with broader cultural, political, and social processes. Her work has appeared at CSCW, CHI, New Media & Society, Science, Technology & Human Values and other venues. Her work has also been covered in The Nation, The Huffington Post, and NPR. Previously, she spent four years as a User Experience Designer at Google. She has her PhD from UC Irvine in Informatics.