Media Appearances

I am a frequent commentator on the ethical, social/political, and cultural aspects of the Internet, emerging technology, and artificial intelligence/robotics for professional organizations, popular media, and public policy debate. My comments have appeared in interviews, stories, and editorials published by The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Adbusters, DJ Times, and Time Higher Education. I also write op eds for print publications, blogs, and radio broadcast. And my third book, The Machine Question, served as the basis for a PBS Ideas Channel episode on the "rights of robots."

Professional Service

I have been actively involved in web design and programming since the beginning of the web and have created numerous applications for industry and education. I have written and produced documentary videos for post-secondary school instruction and corporate training. I am the founding co-editor of the International Journal of Žižek Studies, the Associate Editor for Continental Philosophy at Philosophy & Technology, and the founding co-editor of the Digital Games book series at Indiana University Press. I serve on the editorial board of numerous academic journals and have reviewed materials for publishers and government sponsored research grants.

Awards & Honors

Among my awards and honors are the following: Presidential Teaching Professor (PTP) award, NIU's highest honor for excellence in teaching; NIU's Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (EUTA); the Harmonia Grant from the Polish National Science Center (Narodowe Centrum Nauki), which funded a multi-year study of the impact of social media on the experience of international students; a DAAD fellowship at the Albert-Ludwigs Universitaet in Freiburg, Germany; an Invision New Media Gold Medal for an expert system; professional association awards for scholarly papers; University Research Grants, etc.