Jason  Farman Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Jason Farman

University of Maryland, College Park

Jason Farman is an award-winning author and media studies scholar at the University of Maryland. His work has appeared or been cited in the Atlantic, GQ, Aeon, Vox, the BBC, Atlas Obscura, and the New York Times. He lives near Washington, DC.


Jason Farman is a Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park where he is the Director of the Design Cultures & Creativity Program and a faculty member with the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. He is a Faculty Associate with Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. He is author of the book Delayed Response: The Art of Waiting from the Ancient to the Instant World, published through Yale University Press. This book was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant for the Public Understanding of Science and Technology. He is also the author of Mobile Interface Theory, winner of the 2012 Book of the Year Award from the Association of Internet Researchers. He is the editor of the books The Mobile Story (2014) and Foundations of Mobile Media Studies (2016). His work has been featured in The Atlantic, GQ, Aeon, Vox, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, NPR, 99% Invisible, Atlas Obscura, ELLE Magazine, Brain Pickings, and others.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Mobile media, history of technology, communication studies, cultural studies, space and place, cultural geography, embodiment



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