About the Author
Christian Briggs is working on a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction and Complex Systems at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, where he occasionally teaches courses in new media theory. His research focuses primarily on how people get things done in organizations using digital technology together. Christian previously worked in various creative, management and consultative roles for Palladium Group, Ziff Davis Interactive, Surfwatch, Walt Disney Imagineering, One to One Interactive and Walmart. Christian co-founded SociaLens in 2009 to provide research, training and consulting to help organizations to thrive in the digital age. Kevin Makice is a co-founder of SociaLens and a Ph.D. candidate at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing. His past research is eclectic, including political wikis, tangible interfaces for children’s games, machinima, and network analysis of ball movement in basketball. In 2009, Kevin authored the first technical book about Twitter, Twitter API: Up and Running, published by O’Reilly Media. Kevin is a contributor to Wired's GeekDad blog. Larry Buchanan is a freelance illustrator and designer. He graduated from Indiana University in 2011 with a degree in journalism and a concentration in fine art. While in school, Buchanan was named student designer of the year by the Society of News Design and Indiana Collegiate Journalist of the Year by the Indiana Collegiate Press Association. He illustrates a bi-weekly visual column for McSweeney's Internet Tendency about being a recent college graduate and still living in a college town. He lives in a little log cabin in just south of IU's campus with his wife Erin (who copy edited this book) and their dog and cat.