Ramesh Srinivasan

http://rameshsrinivasan.org, twitter: @rameshmedia
Associate Professor, UCLA – Dept. of Information Studies and Design | Media Arts
222 GSEIS Building – Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520
Tel: (310) 206-8320; Fax: (310) 206-4460
srinivasan@ucla.edu

 

Academic Employment

2012-Present: Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Information Studies and Design | Media Arts

2012 : Visiting Professor, Stanford University – Freeman-Spoegli Institute

2012: Visiting Professor, UC Santa Cruz – Departments of Anthropology and Digital Arts/New Media

2005-2012: Assistant Professor (Step V), Department of Information Studies (courtesy: Department of Design | Media Arts), University of California, Los Angeles

2005: Lecturer, University of California at San Diego – Winter, 2004-2005: Designing Digital Environments for Culture and Community, Department of Ethnic Studies and College of Art, Culture and Technology

2002−2005: Doctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University – Graduate School of Design

2004: Teaching Fellow, Harvard University – Dept. of Visual and Environmental Studies 61r: Physical Computing, Spring 2004

2003: Teaching Fellow, Harvard University – Dept. of Visual and Environmental Studies 60r: Digital Arts: Digital Expression, Fall 2003

2003: Teaching Fellow, Harvard University – Graduate School of Design 7301: Internet and Architecture, Spring 2003

2002: MIT Media Lab Asia Fellow

2000-2002: Research Fellow – MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, MA

1998: Research Assistant – Organizational Ecology and Social Movement Analyses – Professors Susan Olzak and Michael Hannan – Stanford University, Department of Sociology and Graduate School of Business

1997-1998: Research Assistant – Social Network Analysis, Stanford University. – Professor Mark Granovetter, Sociology Department

 

Education

2005: Doctorate in Design Studies, Harvard University

2002: M.S., Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1998: B.S., Industrial Engineering, Stanford University (Graduate with Distinction)

 

Grants Received

UCLA Faculty Research Grant 2013-present $8,770
UCLA Faculty Research Grant 2012-2013 $8,700
National Science Foundation – 1057137 – Science and Society Division 2011-2014 $254,000
UCLA Faculty Research Grants 2010-present $5,000
IMLS National Leadership Grant 2009-present $352,000
Google Grants 2008-present $12,000
The Christensen Fund (research in Central Asia) 2007-2008 $50,000
National Science Foundation – 0621016 – Science and Society Division 2006-2009 $300,000
California Institute for IT and Telecommunications (Cal IT2), ICT Development Research 2006-2007 $20,500
UCLA Academic Senate 2006 $10,000
The Christensen Fund (research in central Asia) 2006 $20,000
UC Humanities Research Institute, South Asian Web Research 2006-2008 $20,000

 

Refereed Scholarly Journal Publications

[1] Srinivasan, R. “Re-thinking the Cultural Codes of New Media: The Question Concerning Ontology”, New Media and Society 15(2): 203-223.

[2] Srinivasan, R. “Bridges Between Cultural and Digital Worlds in Revolutionary Egypt”, The Information Society 29(1): 49-60.

[3] 2012: Srinivasan, R. “Re-thinking Digital Cultures and Divides: The Case for Reflective Media”, The Information Society 28(1)

[4] 2012: Juliano, L. and Srinivasan, R. “Tagging It: Considering how Ontologies limit the Reading of Identity”, International Journal of Cultural Studies: 615-627.

[5] 2012: Fish, A. and Srinivasan, R. “Digital Labor is the New Killer App“, New Media and Society 14(1): 137-52.

[6] 2012: Srinivasan, R. and Fish, A. “Revolutionary Tactics, Media Ecologies and Repressive States“, Public Culture 23(3): 505-510.

[7] 2011: Dalal, S., Khodyakov, D., Srinivasan, R., Straus, S. and Adams, J. “ExpertLens: A System for Eliciting Opinions from a Large Pool of Non-Collocated Experts with Diverse Knowledge”, Technology Forecasting and Social Change 78(8): 1426-44.

[8] 2009: Becvar, K. and Srinivasan, R. “Indigenous Knowledge and Culturally Responsive Methods in Information Research“, Library Quarterly 79(4), p.421-441.

[9] 2010: Srinivasan, R., Boast, R., Becvar, K., and Enote, J. “Diverse Knowledges and Contact Zones within the Digital Museum“, Science Technology and Human Values 35(5), p.735-768.

[10] 2009: Srinivasan, R., Boast, R., Furner, J. and Bevar, K. “Digital Museums and Diverse Cultural Knowledges: Moving Past the Traditional Catalog“, 25(4), The Information Society, p.265-278.

[11] 2009: Srinivasan, Ramesh, Jim Enote, Katherine M. Becvar, and Robin Boast “Critical and reflective uses of new media technologies in tribal museums“. Museum Management and Curatorship, 24(2): 161-181.

[12] 2009: Srinivasan, R., Boast, R., Furner, J., and Becvar, K. “Blobgects: Digital Museum Catalogs and Diverse User Communities “, Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 60(4), p.666-678.

[13] 2009: Srinivasan, R., Pepe, A., and Rodriguez, M. “A Clustering-Based Semi-Automated Technique to Build Cultural Ontologies”, Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 60(3), p.608-620.

[14] 2009: Srinivasan, R. and Fish, A. “Internet Authorship: Social and Political Implications Within Kyrgyzstan“, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 14(3), p.559-580.

[15] 2007: Shilton, K., and Srinivasan, R., “Participatory Appraisal and Arrangement for Multicultural Archival Collections”, Archivaria 63, p.87-101.

[16] 2007: Srinivasan, R. and Pyati, A. “Diasporic Information Environments: Reframing Immigrant-focused Information Research“, Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 58(12), 1734-1744.

[17] 2007: Mehra, B., and Srinivasan, R. “The Library-Community Convergence Framework for Community Action: Libraries as Catalysts of Social Change“, Libri, 57(3), p.123-139.

[18] 2007: Boast, R., Bravo, M. and Srinivasan, Ramesh, “Return to Babel: Emergent Diversity, Digital Resources, and Local Knowledge“, The Information Society, 23(5), 395-403

[19] 2007: Srinivasan, Ramesh, “Ethnomethodological Architectures: Information Systems Driven by Cultural and Community Visions“, Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 58(5), 723-733.

[20] 2006: Srinivasan, Ramesh, “Where Information Society and Community Voice Intersect“, The Information Society, 22(5), 355-365.

[21] 2006: Srinivasan, Ramesh, “Indigenous, ethnic, and cultural Articulations of  Media“, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 9(4), 497-518.

[22] 2005: Srinivasan, Ramesh and Huang, Jeffrey- “Fluid ontologies for digital museums“, International Journal on Digital Libraries, special issue on Digital Museums 5(3), 193-204

[23] 2004: Srinivasan, Ramesh – “Reconstituting the Urban through Community-Articulated Digital Environments“, Journal of Urban Technology 11(2), p.93-111.

[24] 2004: Srinivasan, Ramesh – “Knowledge architectures for cultural narratives“, Journal of Knowledge Management, 8(4), p.65-74.

 

 

Other Published Material (Peer-reviewed Chapters, Conference Proceedings)

[25] 2009: Wallack, J.S. and Srinivasan, R. “The Local and the Global – Reconciling Mismatched Ontologies in Development Information Systems” – Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS 09), p. 1-10, IEEE press.

[26] 2009: Williams, R., Grenersen, P. Edwards, B., and Srinivasan, R., “Documentation and Communication in Aboriginal/ Indigenous communities”, in the Proceedings of ASIST 2009 46(1), 1-3.

[27] 2008: Chu, C., Fisher, K., Srinivasan, R., Caidi, N., Allard, D. and DeChief, D., “ICT-Mediated Diaspora Studies: New Directions in Immigrant Information Behavior Research”, in the Proceedings of ASIST 2008 45(1), 1-5.

[28] 2008: Srinivasan, Ramesh – “How does one do qualitative internet research that has global relevance? : A critical response”, in “Internet Inquiry: Dialogue Among Scholars.” (eds. Nancy Baym and Anette Markham), Sage Press.

[29] 2008: Srinivasan, R., “Digital Public Spaces: Implications toward Cultural Memory and Participation”, in the proceedings of CATAC (Cultural Attitudes toward Technology and Communication) 2008.

[30] 2006: Srinivasan, R. , “A challenging view on the future of global knowledge sharing“, in The Swiss Development News (EZA)

[31] 2006: Srinivasan, R., and Shilton, K., “‘The South Asian Web’: An Emerging Community Information System in the South Asian Diaspora” ACM Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference (2006), ACM Press (August 2006),  HYPERLINK “http://pdc2006.org/” http://pdc2006.org/.

[32] 2005: Srinivasan, Ramesh – “Revolutionizing Information Architectures within Learning-focused web sites” in E-learning and Virtual Science Centers , pp. 215-27, (Idea Group Information Science Publishing, eds: Hin L.T.W and Subramaniam, R.)

[33] 2005: Srinivasan, Ramesh – Articulating the Digital Environment Via Community-Generated Ontologies, in the Proceedings of Digital Cities III: Information Technology for Social Capital: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, pp.259-73, (Berlin Springer-Verlag, Springer, eds: den Besselaar, P. and Koizumi, S.)

 

 

Accepted for Publication

[34] Srinivasan, R. “Information and Ontologies: Challenges in Scaling Knowledge For Development”, Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology.

 

 

Submitted for Publication

[35] Catalani, C., Castaneda, D., Srinivasan, R. and Spielberg, F. “Designing Community-Centered Health Information Technology for HIV Prevention in India., Journal of Health Communication.

[36] Srinivasan, R. “What Tahrir Square Has Done For Social Media: The Struggle For Political Power in Egypt”

 

 

Older Theses and Refereed Conference Publications (Proceedings)

2006: Srinivasan, Ramesh – “Reinvoking Culture and Context in Digital Libraries and Museums” – In Proceedings of the Information Architecture Summit (ASIS), 4/2006 – Vancouver, Canada

2005: Srinivasan, Ramesh, “Communities and Cultural Differentiation: Issues of

Ontologies, Metadata, and Knowledge Representation” – In Proceedings of 4S conference, 9/2005 – Los Angeles, CA, USA

2004: Srinivasan, Ramesh – “Tribal Peace – Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Dispersed Native American Communities”, In the Proceedings of International Conference Cultural Heritage and Informatics (ICHIM), 9/2004 – Berlin, Germany

2003: Srinivasan, Ramesh – “Articulating the Digital Environment via Community-Generated Ontologies”, In the Proceedings of Digital Cities 9/03, (Springer-Verlag) Amsterdam

2004: Srinivasan, Ramesh – “Mediation: Indigenous Ontologies and Design” – In proceedings of the 4S EASST 9/2004 Paris, France

2003: Srinivasan, Ramesh – “Village Voice: A methodology, interface, and evaluation of the collection of cultural heritage material”, In the Proceedings of International Conference Cultural Heritage and Informatics (ICHIM), 9/2003 – Paris, France

2003: Srinivasan, Ramesh – “Village Voice: An architecture for online community exhibitions”, In the Proceedings of Museums and the Web 4/03, Charlotte

2001: Srinivasan, Ramesh, et. al., “PhotoGlas,” In the Proceedings of Conference on Semiotics in Games and New Media 9/01, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

 

Editorial Services to Scholarly Publications and Professional Associations
(e.g., serving as a reviewer or editor)

Program Committee Member, Conference on Information Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) 2013. Capetown, South Africa

Project Consultant, National Science Foundation grant – “Bringing Wireless Technology to Sub-Saharan Africa”, PIs Belding and Parks, UC Santa Barbara

Invited Career Day Speaker, Ambassador School of Global Leadership (High School and Middle School), Los Angeles, CA

Reviewer, The Sociological Quarterly

Program Committee Member, 2012, International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, Dublin, Ireland

I-Conference 2010 Program Committee Member, University of Washington I-School

Associate Editor, “Open Development and ICTs for Development”, IDRC, Ottawa, Canada

ASIST 2011 – Economic, Political and Social Issues Track, Committee Member (chairs: Nadia Caidi and Steven Jackson)

Advisory Board Member, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Initiative in Media Arts and Education, 2010-Present

Invited Reviewer/Panelist, National Science Foundation, Division of Social and Economic Sciences (2010-present)

Editorial Board Member, Science, Technology and Human Values (Sage Press)

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of E-Politics

Editorial Board Member, Information Technologies and International Development Journal (ITID) – MIT Press

Reviewer, Museum Anthropology (editor: Jennifer Shannon and Cynthia Chavez)

Reviewer, New Media and Society (editor: Steve Jones)

Reviewer, Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (editor: Blaise Cronin)

Reviewer, Library Quarterly (editor: Paul Jaeger)

Reviewer, City and Community (ed: Hilary Silver)

Reviewer, SigDev Conference 2010 – ICTs and Development (editor: Bonnie Nardi)

Reviewer, Science Technology and Human Values. (editors: Geoffrey Bowker and S.L Star)

Reviewer, Information Processing and Management (editor: Tefko Saracevic  and Fabio Crestani)

Reviewer, Journal of Documentation (editor: David Bawden)

Reviewer, AAAI (American Association and Artificial Intelligence) Editorial Society

Reviewer, Information Systems Journal (editor: RueyLin Hsiao, National University Singapore)

Reviewer, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication

Reviewer, CSCW (ACM, Computer Supported Cooperative Work), 2007-08

Reviewer, HICSS (Hawaii IEEE International Conference on Systems Sciences)

Programme Committee Member: CATAC, Cultural Attitudes toward Technology and Communication, 2008

Invited Reviewer and Panelist, National Science Foundation – Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (2007, 2008, 2009)

Invited Workshop Speaker at NSF-sponsored Techology and Social Participation Meeting, at Xerox PARC – Palo Alto, December, 2009

Associated Editor, IDRC Canada (World Bank), ICTs, Openness, and International Development, IDRC Press, Forthcoming

 

Invited Lectures and Presentations

Invited Lecture, “Politics, Autonomy and Social Change: Tibet and China”, Dharamsala, India. August 26, 2013. (For the Tibetan Central Administration/Government in exile)

Invited Lecture, “Beyond the Great Firewall: New Media and Digital Culture for the Tibetan Diaspora”, Dharamsala, India. August 19, 2013. (For a set of journalists, scholars and activists in India)

Invited Lecture, “New Models for Databases, Classifications, and Communities”, Kathmandu, Nepal, Khaarkhana Thinktank, July 22, 2013.

Invited Lecture, “Designing for Social Justice”, Srishti School of Art and Design, Bangalore, India, July 2, 2013

Invited Lecture, “Revolutionary Media”, Center for Internet and Society, Bangalore, India, June 30, 2013

Invited Lecture, “Journalism and Activism in Contemporary Egypt”, Mosireen and Internatonal Media Support Network, Cairo, Egypt, June 25, 2013

Invited Lecture – “What Tahrir Square Has Done for Social Media”, Stanford University. Program on Liberation Technology, March 14, 2013.

Keynote Lecture – Technology, Information and Culture Institutions, Stockholm, December, 2013

Plenary Panelist – “Whose Change is it Anyway?”, Digital Media and Learning Conference 2013, Chicago.

Keynote Lecture – Swedish National Culture Meeting – “Digital Media as a Bridge Between Heritage and the Everyday”

Respondent and Speaker (with Catherine Bliss, Brown University), “Diverse Ontologies and Networked Dissent: Tales from the Global”, May 14, 2013

Invited Speaker, Technology, Power and Revolutions – December 14, 2012, The Hemispheric Institute of NYU, San Cristobal De Las Cases, Mexico

Invited Speaker – Digital Religion meeting – Religion in the Digital Age:

Media, Performance and “Spectacular Activism – New York University, “Tahrir’s Networks of Faith”, June 25, 2012

Invited Speaker – Remember Turing Conference – University of California Los Angeles, May 28, 2012 (organizer: Professor Victoria Vesna, UCLA)

Invited Speaker – Stanford University – Technology and South Asia Workshop – May 27, 2012

Invited Keynote Lecture – Social Media and Global Culture – Denmark Association of Museums, Nyborg, Denmark. March 2012

Invited Panelist, Building Digital Collaborations Between Museums, Archaeologists, and Indigenous Communities, WebWise 2012, Baltimore Maryland, March 2012

Invited Speaker, RFK Community High School, Media Arts Program, January 12, 2012

Invited Lecture, National Endowment for the Humanities Workshop, University of Southern California, August 3, 2011

Invited Lecture, Professor Henry Jenkins, Civic Media Symposium, Annenberg School, University of Southern California, March 2011

Invited Plenary Speaker – Rupture and Flow: The Circulation of Technoscientific Facts and Objects, University of Indiana, April 2011

Invited Keynote Lecture – A digitally diverse future, MERGE Lecture – UNC Greensboro, April 2011

Invited Panelist – Chicago – National Science Foundation, New Configurations of the Virtual and Real, Chair: Geof Bowker and Ronald Cox, March 2011

Invited Speaker, Technology @ State, United States State Department – “Open Standards and Open Networks”, Febraury 2011

Invited Plenary Chair – Open Video Conference, Open Video in India, New York, October 2010

Invited Keynote Lecture – MyLanguage – Culturally Diverse Populations, Digital Media and Social Inclusion, National Library of Australia, Sydney, Australia. August, 2010

Invited Panelist – Re-imagining the Archive, University of California Los Angeles, November, 2010

Invited Speaker – Digital Religion, New York University, Center for Religion, Culture, and Media, March 2010, Luce Foundation

Invited Panelist – Georgia Institute of Technology – National Science Foundation Workshop on ‘Computing at the Margins’, February 2010

Invited Panelist – Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), National Science Foundation Workshop on Technology-Mediated Social Participation, December, 2009 (directed by Ben Shneidermann and Jenny Preece)

Invited Speaker – 2009 – Animating Archives: Making New Media Matter, Brown University, Department of Modern Culture and Media (Mellon Foundation Initiative)

Invited Speaker – ASIST, 2009 – Indigenous Approaches Toward Documentation, Vancouver, Canada

Invited Speaker – Culture, Information, and New Media – Natural History Museum, London, ESRC Initiative on “Cybergenomics and the Order of Things”, 2009

I-Conference Speaker/Paper Presentation, 2009, Mismatched Ontologies and ICT Information Systems, Paper Presentation, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Invited Speaker, Ethnography By Design, UC Irvine – Hosted by George Marcus

Plenary Session Speaker – HASTAC II: Techno-Travels and TeleMobility (with Katherine Hayles, Anna Everett)

Invited Speaker – Worldmaking in an Age of New Media, University of Wisconsin

Invited Workshop Participant – Networking Visual Culture, Annenberg Center, USC, 2008

Invited campus-wide speaker, UCLA, Interdisciplinarity and Information: Global Cultures

Invited Speaker – The Hewlett Foundation: Web 2.0 and Open Resources – with Kevin Kelley, and others

Invited Speaker – LAPnet – “How can preservation meet Participation”, Annual Meeting, 2008

4SEASST Conference 2008, Invited Paper Presentation: “Envisioning Grassroots Digital Spaces”, Panel: Mere Innovation (organizer: Lucy Suchman and Cori Hayden)

4SEASST Conference 2008, Organizer and Chair: “Engaging Publics: Configuring Community as Mediated Places” (with Alberto Pepe, Lilly Nguyen and Lucy Suchman)

CATAC Conference 2008 (Cultural Attitudes toward Technology and Communication), “Digital Public Spaces: Implications toward Cultural Memory and Participation”, Nimes, France, June 2008.

Social Tagging, Digital Contact Zones, and Indigenous Media: Reflections, Cambridge University (UK), CRASSH 2008

Invited Speaker: “Worldmaking in an Age of New Media” – UWM, April 2008

“Interdisciplinarity and Information: Global Cultures”, Center for Information as Evidence, UCLA, March 2008

Guest Lecture, “What is participatory in community archives?” – UCLA, Prof. Mary Maack, IS 207

Panelist, Information Studies Roundtable, “Information Institutions and Professions”, 2007-08

Panelist, Information Studies Roundtable, “Information Retrieval”, 2007-08

Bridging Discourses: Exploring the Relationship between Information Technology and International Development, The I-Conference, 2008, UCLA (with Tapan Parikh, and Steven Jackson)

Culture at the Interface: Collaborative Design and Information Management with Indigenous Communities: The I-Conference, 2008, UCLA (with Kim Christen and Craig Dietrich)

“Emergent Media and Embedded Cultures – Technology Development Possibilities” – California Institute for Information Technology (CALIT2), February 1, 2008

Guest Lecture, “System Design – Using Ethnography and Ethnomethodology” – UCLA, Prof. Christine Borgman, IS 282, January 2008

Guest Lecture, “Culture and Information: Re-focusing the parameters” – UCLA, Prof. Leah Lievrouw, December 2007

The Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, November 2007.

Center for Future Civic Media, MIT, November, 2007

Guest Lecture, “Activism, Communities, and New Media” – UCLA, Prof. Jean-Francois Blanchette

The Sarai Institute For Critical and Cultural Media Studies, New Delhi, India, August 2007

“Rural Transformation via Intelligent Information Technologies” – The Satyam Corporation, Hyderabad, India, July 2007

“The Economics of Localized Community Technologies” – Institute for Financial Management and Research, Madras, IIT, India, July 2007

Invited Speaker – The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras – India: Thinking about Culture in ICT Development Schemes: Lessons from India, July 2007

Invited Lecture: New Network Theory – “Information Societies with Locally-grounded Systems”, Amsterdam, June 2007

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media in Transition Conference: “Envisiong Cross-Cultural Grassroots Digital Spaces”, April 2007

Invited Speaker, Northwestern University “Technology and Social Behavior Colloquium Series, “Cross-cultural discourses and digital systems: Reciprocal Interactions”, May 2007

University of Illinois, Graduate School of Information Sciences, “Community Informatics in Global Systems”, May 2007

“E-diaspora: Reconciling the Local and Global” – The Metropolis Conference Panel on Immigration, Social Inclusion and Information Technologies, March 4, 2007

“Culture and Information – Interdisciplinary Methods to Impact Socioeconomic Agendas” – University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies, March 1, 2007

“Folksonomies, Tags, and Socially Constructed Digital Publishing”, Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, London, April 2007

Invited Lecture, “The Digital City and its Cultural Flows,” National University of Singapore, December, 2006

Guest Lecture, “Computers and Education” – UCLA, Prof. Noel Enyedy, December 2006

Human Diversity and Social Inclusion in the I-World, Invited Presentation, The I-Conference, University of Michigan, October 2006

Invited Manship Award Lecture – Lousiana State University – Departments of Communication Studies and Design Studies, October 2006

Invited Lecture – “Development and Knowledge Connectivity: The President’s PURA vision”, Tanjore, India (President APJ Abdul Kalam of India’s PURA visit) – July 2006

Invited Lecture – ICTs and Development – Community Perspectives, The Byrraju/Satyam Foundation, Hyderabad, India – July 2006

Invited lecture – “Grassroots IT-facilitated Development”, Microsoft Research Corporation, Bangalore, India – July 2006

Invited Lecture – “Developing Organizationally-tailored information systems”, The Infosys Corporation, Bangalore, India – July 2006

The California State University (CSU)-India Knowledge Commission Educational Research Summit, June 1, 2006

The US-India Summit on Information Technology, Science, and Research (co-hosted by the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology and University of California), May 31, 2006

Urban Sensing Summit – ‘Cultural Flows in the Digital Sensing Environment’ – REMAP – Invited Speaker, UCLA, May 2006

The World Bank E-Development Sector, Invited Public Lecture – April 13, 2006

Course Lecture, “Database Aesthetics,” Department of Design|Media Arts, UCLA, April 25, 2006

Guest Lecture, “Audiovisual Archiving in the 21st Century,” UCLA, April 19, 2006

Information Architecture Summit – “Reinvoking Culture and Context in Digital Libraries and Museums” – Vancouver, Canada, April 2006

Public Colloquium Lecture, Department of Information Studies, UCLA, March 9, 2006

Public Lecture, Department of Anthropology and Media Studies, New York University, November 2005

Public Invited Lecture, Department of Design|Media Arts, UCLA (http://dma.ucla.edu/events/calendar.php?ID=393), November 8, 2005

Guest Lecture, “Site Specifics,”  UCLA, Mark Hansen, STAT 260

4S (Social Studies of Science Annual Conference/Meeting) – Panel moderator and presenter: “Communities and Cultural Differentiation: Issues of Ontologies and MetaData”

Invited Lecture –Kozemetsky Global Collaboratory – Knowledge, Beliefs, Institutions – Hyderabad and Madurai, India, Stanford University, August 2005

Public Colloquium Lecture, Center for Study on Race and Ethnicity, UC San Diego, May 2005

Public Lecture, Department of Culture and Media Colloquium, New York University, May 2005

Public Lecture, Department of Information Studies, UCLA, March 2005

School of Information and Library Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, March 2005

Grady College of Communication, University of Georgia, February 2005

Department of Communication, UC San Diego, February 2005

Department of Art and Visual Studies, Sewanee College, February 2005

Galerie Der Forschung (Scientific Research), Vienna, Austria, December 2004

National Museum of Australia, Conference on Communities and Museums, Canberra, Australia, November 2004

Department of Communication and Kozmetsky Global Collaboratory Effort, Stanford University, November 2004

Library of Congress, American Folklife Center, Washington, DC, September 2004

Public Lecture with Bruno Latour, Ecole Des Mines, Paris, France, September 2004

Public Lecture, Department of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz, May 2004

Public Lecture, Department of Anthropology, University of Madras and National Folklore Society of India (Chennai, India), August 2004

Public Lecture, Sixth College Honors Seminar, UC San Diego, April 2004

Doctoral Seminar Public Lecture, “Digital Culture, Space, and Society,” Harvard Graduate School of Design, January 2004

Public Lecture, National Communication Scholars Meeting, Boston, October 2003

Invited Keynote Speaker, National Museum of Australia, August 2002

MIT Media Lab Europe E-Communities Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, December 2001

 

Public Outreach and Service

Op/Ed Published – Al Jazeera English – “How Networks Overcome States” – July 2013

The Young Turks – Media Appearance, “On Making a Sustainable Better World,” January 2, 2013

Featured Appearance, Al Jazeera English, “Egypt’s Digital Battle”, The Stream, October 29, 2012

TEDxUCLA Invited Speaker, How Culture and Technology Create One Another, October 27, 2012

Op/Ed Piece – Al Jazeera English – Srinivasan, R. “Taking Power Through Technology in the Arab Spring”, October 26, 2012

TEDxSanJoaquin Invited Speaker, Digital Dissent and People’s Power, October 10, 2012

TEDxYouth7thStreet Speaker, Learning from Egypt, May 5, 2012

Interview, KCRW 89.9 FM (KCRW.com) – Social Media and the Los Angeles Riots, 20 years later, May, 4, 2012

Podcast Interview – Revolution and Ruin – Shareable Blog, February 2, 2012

Interview with the Washington Post, December 19, 2011 – Is there Hope for Social Media in North Korea? ; in print, Sunday Edition, December 25, 2011

Srinivasan, R. “Occupying Physical Space”, Front Page, The Huffington Post, December 2-3, 2011

Featured Story – on UCLA’s Home Page (Ucla.edu): “Social Media Not To Blame” –Tracing Ramesh Srinivasan’s Research on Technologies and Politics in Egypt, By Cynthia Lee, August 24–Sept 1, 2011

Srinivasan, R. “The Net Worth of Open Networks”, Front Page, The Huffington Post, February 15, 2011

National Public Radio – Morning Edition interview on Social Media and Political Movements, with Steve Inskeep, August 2011

Op/Ed Piece – The Washington Post – Srinivasan, R.  “London, Egypt, and the Nature of Social Media”, August 11, 2011

Featured Story – on USC (University of Southern California) Home Page (USC.edu):

“Race and Cyberspace” – By Pamela Johnson – Featuring Ramesh Srinivasan’s Research at USC, Institute for Multimedia Literacy, August 10, 2011

5 Myths About Social Media, Washington Post, Outlook Section, October 2, 2011

 

 

Courses Taught

13S INFSTD 291C Global Media and Information

13S INFSTD 20 Introduction to Information Studies

12W INFSTD 227 Information Services for Culturally Div. Comms.

12S INFSTD 275 Cultural Information Services

12S INFSTD 20 Introduction to Information Studies

11W INFSTD 289-6  Social Media

11W INFSTD 289-5 Global Media and Information

10W INFSTD 275 Cultural Information Sources

10W INFSTD 227 Information Services for Culturally Div. Comms.

10F INFSTD 291A Theoretical Traditions in Information Studies

10F INFSTD289 The Cultural, Ontological, and Digital: Perspectives on Global Media

09S INFSTD 20 Introduction to Information Studies

09S INFSTD 438A  Archival Appraisal

09W INFSTD 289 The Cultural, Ontological, and Digita: Perspectives on Global Media

09F INFSTD200 Information in Society

08W INFSTD 227 Information Services for Culturally Div. Comms.

08W INFSTD 20 Introduction to Information Studies

08F INFSTD 291A Theoretical Traditions in Information Studies

08F INFSTD 275 Cultural Information Sources

08S INFSTD 20 Introduction to Information Studies

08S INFSTD 438A Archival Appraisal

08W INFSTD 295 Information Seeking (doctoral seminar)

07F INFSTD 20 Introduction to Information Studies

07W INFSTD 227 Information Services for Culturally Div. Comms.

06F INFSTD 200(1) Information – Society

06F INFSTD 200(2)  Information – Society

06S INFSTD 275  Development of Cultural Info Sources

06S INFSTD 438A  Archival Appraisal

06W INFSTD 20 Introduction to Information Studies

2005 – UC San Diego – Department of Ethnic Studies and College of Art, Culture and Technology – Ethnic Studies 197 – Digital Media, Culture, and Ethnicity

 

Student Advising

Postdoctoral Adviser: Cesar Arcano, Universidad Autonoma Mexico City, Mexico.

Doctoral Adviser: Kan Zhang, Dustin O’Hara

Honors B.A Thesis Adviser, Salma ElBaranawi, “Social Media, Youth and the Arab Spring”

Doctoral Committee Member: Alla Zollers, Katie Shilton, Ajit Pyati, Stasa Milojevic, Alberto Pepe, Matt Mayernik

MLIS Thesis Committee Member: Kim Anderson, Emma Mejia, Robin Fitzpatrick, Steve Kutay, Steve Bingo

Design|Media Arts Thesis Committee Member: Jacob Tonski, Estevan Benson

 

University Service

UCLA Fulbright Committee 2011-Present

Department Diversity Council Chair 2011-Present

Department Branding Committee Co-Chair 2012-Present

Admissions, Awards and Recruitment Committee, 2009-Present

Department of Information Studies (chair: John

Richardson)

Professional Programs Committee Member 2011–Present

UCLA Digital Humanities Steering Committee– 2010-Present

 

Affiliated Faculty

UCLA Communication University – China Initiative 2010-Present

(Invited Member, along with Dean of TFT, AGSM)

UC-Wide Steering Committee Member, Transliteracies 2009-Present

Multi-campus Research Group (dir: Alan Liu), NSF Grant supported

UCLA Committee on Libraries and Scholarly 2009-2012

 

Communication Invited Member 

Los Angeles Unified School District, Media Arts and 2009-Present

Studies Program, Advisory Committee Member

Faculty Executive Committee, GSEIS Fall, 2006 – Spring, 2008

Doctoral Programs Committee Member 2005-2007

Ad Hoc Search Committee Member, Prof. Chris Kelty 2007-2008

Ad Hoc Search Committee Member, Dept of Design 2007-2008

and Media Arts, Media Theory Position

Ad Hoc Teaching Award Committee Member 2006-2007

Design|Media Arts, Dept. Thesis Committee 2007

 

 

Extracurricular Service

2013, I-Conference Reviewer, Berlin, Germany

2013 – Member, National Media Arts Standards Committee

2013, Program Committee Member, Conference on Information Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) 2013. Capetown, South Africa

2013, Project Consultant, National Science Foundation grant – “Bringing Wireless Technology to Sub-Saharan Africa”, PIs Belding and Parks, UC Santa Barbara

Program Committee Member, 2012 and 2013, International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM)

International Conference on Information Systems, 2011, Reviewer and Committee Member, Shanghai, China

ASIST 2011 – Economic, Political and Social Issues Track, Committee Member (chairs: Nadia Caidi and Steven Jackson)

I-Conference, 2008-2011 Program Committee Member and Reviewer

Associate Editor, 2010. “Open Development and ICTs for Development”, IDRC, Ottawa, Canada

Advisory Board Member, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Initiative in Media Arts and Education, 2010-Present

Invited Reviewer, National Science Foundation, Division of Social and Economic Sciences, 2010-Present

ASIS (American Society of Information Sciences), Member 2006-08

4S/EASST Member (Society for the Social Studies of Science and Technology), present

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility Member, 2006

Panel Organizer – 4S/EASST, Communities, Culture, and Information Networks, Rotterdam, 2008

ICTD (Information Communication Technologies and Development) 2006 Conference Committee Member (UC Berkeley and Microsoft Research)

Panel Co-organizer – 4S/EASST – Issues of Ontologies, Metadata, and the Indigenous Commons, 2005

Reviewer, Museum Anthropology

Reviewer, New Media and Society

Reviewer, Information Processing and Management

Reviewer, The Sociological Quarterly

Reviewer, Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (editor: Blaise Cronin)

Reviewer, Library Quarterly (editor: Paul Jaeger)

Reviewer, SigDev Conference 2010 – ICTs and Development (editor: Bonnie Nardi)

Invited Panelist on The Future of Museums and Data Collection, Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Washington DC, 2009

Invited Reviewer and Panelist, National Science Foundation – Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (2007, 2008, 2009)

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of E-Politics

Editorial Board Member, Information Technologies and International Development Journal (ITID) – MIT Press

Reviewer, City and Community (editor: Hilary Silver)

Reviewer, Science Technology and Human Values (editors: Geoffrey Bowker and S.L. Star)

Reviewer, Information Processing and Management (editors: Tefko Saracevic and Fabio Crestani)

Reviewer, Journal of Documentation (editor: David Bawden)

Reviewer, AAAI (American Association and Artificial Intelligence) Editorial Society

Reviewer, Information Systems Journal (editor: RueyLin Hsiao, National University Singapore)

Reviewer, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication (guest editor: Danah Boyd)

Reviewer, CSCW (ACM, Computer Supported Cooperative Work), 2007-present

Reviewer, HICSS (Hawaii IEEE International Conference on Systems Sciences)

Programme Committee Member: CATAC, Cultural Attitudes toward Technology and Communication, 2008

General Skills and Interests

Ethnography, design, social capital, developmental economics, digital labor, intellectual property, social movements, social network analysis, statistical modelling, ontologies, videography

Extensive Field Experience Within:

·      Africa (Egypt, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique)

·      Asia (India, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Turkey)

·      Central and Latin America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, Belize)

·      Australasia, Micronesia, Melanesia (Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji)

·      Europe (NL, Germany, Ireland, France, Russia, U.K, Italy, Belgium, Belarus, Greece, Poland, Czech Republic)

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Tamil, Dutch/Nederlandse, Russian

 

Language proficiency

English, Spanish, Tamil, Dutch/Nederlandse, Russian

 

Faculty

UC-Wide Steering Committee Member, Transliteracies 2009 – Present

Multi-campus Research Group (dir: Alan Liu), NSF Grant supported

UCLA Communication Invited Member (chair: Chris Kelty), 2009 – Present

Los Angeles Unified School District, Media Arts and Studies Program, Advisory Committee Member, 2009 – Present

Department Diversity Committee, September, 2008 – Present

Faculty Executive Committee, GSEIS, Fall, 2006 – Spring, 2008

Doctoral Programs Committee Member, 2005-2007

Ad Hoc Search Committee Member, Prof. Chris Kelty, 2007-08

Ad Hoc Search Committee Member, Dept of Design and Media Arts, Media Theory Position, 2007-08

Ad Hoc Teaching Award Committee Member, 2006-07

Design | Media Arts, Dept. Thesis Committee, 2007