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

 

*UCOP MultiCampus Research Unit Grant Application, Under Review

 

UC Office of Diversity, VC Littleton                2014-Present                          $10,000

 

*UCLA Faculty Research Grants           2014-present                          $2,000

 

*UCLA Faculty Research Grants           2013-present                          $8,770

 

UCLA Faculty Research Grants             2012-2013                     $8,700

 

National Science Foundation               2011-2014                     $254,000

– 1057137- Science and Society

Division

 

UCLA Faculty Research Grants             2010-present                          $5,000

 

IMLS – Natl Leadership Grant              2009-present                          $352,000

 

Google Grants                                           2008-present                          $12,000

 

The Christensen Fund                        2007-2008                     $50,000

(research in Central Asia)

 

National Science Foundation               2006-2009                     $300,000

0621016 – Science and Society

Division

 

California Institute for IT and             2006-2007                     $20,500

Telecommunications (Cal IT2),

ICT Development Research

 

UCLA Academic Senate                      2006                             $10,000

 

The Christensen Fund                        2006                             $20,000

(research in Central Asia)

 

UC Humanities Research Institute                2006–2008                    $20,000

South Asian Web Research

 

 

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), 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)

 

*Yale University Press, Book Reviewer, 2013-Present.

 

*Cambridge University Press, Book Reviewer, 2012-Present.

 

*Information Technologies and International Development Reviews, 2014-Present.

 

*I-Schools Conference, 2014, Program Committee Member and Reviewer

 

*American Society of Information Science and Technology, 2014, Program Committee Member and Associate Reviewer

 

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 Speaker and Participant, Encuentro 2014: Performance and Activism, Hemispheric Institute New York University, June 21-28, 2014.

 

*Invited Participant and Panelist, The US-Islamic Forum, Doha, Qatar. Brookings Institute. June 9, 2014.

 

*Invited Lecture, School of Media Studies, The New School for Social Research, New York. April 28, 2014.

 

*Invited Lecture, The Yes Lab! (with the Yes Men), New York University, April 27, 2014.

 

*Invited Lecture, Lancaster Department of Sociology, April 1st, 2014

 

*Invited Lecture, University of Amsterdam – School of Media Studies, March 30, 2014.

 

*Invited Workshop Participant, Transparency and Secrecy: A Conversation, University of California Humanities Research Institute and WISER, Johannesburg South Africa, February 2014.

 

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

 

nvited 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

 

*Featured Appearance, Al Jazeera America, July 10th, The Stream, The Islamic State and Social Media

*Interview with Canadian Broadcast Corporation News, Iraq Crisis: ISIS Social Media Blitz could be its downfall, July 2, 2014

 

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