Nathan Matias collaborates on technology, research, and communities which support people in expression, creativity, and cooperation (C.V.). He's a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media (blog here) and an affiliate at the Berkman Center at Harvard.
At Texperts, Nathan was on the startup team that scaled microwork systems to reach customers and workers on four continents. At SwiftKey, he helped develop one of the premier text entry systems for mobile, currently used by millions of people. At Microsoft Fuse Labs, he developed novel systems for collaborative neighborhood journalism. Nathan was also the founding Chief Technical Advisor of the Ministry of Stories, a creative writing center in London.
Nathan regularly liveblogs talks and events. He also publishes data journalism with the Guardian Datablog and PBS IdeaLab. From 2012-2014, Nathan facilitated #1book140, The Atlantic's Twitter book club, hosting frequent live Twitter Q&As with prominent writers. He coordinated the Media Lab Festival of Learning in 2012 and 2013.
Before MIT, Nathan completed an MA in English literature at the University of Cambridge, where he was a Davies Jackson scholar and wrote two theses on African literature and the psychology of interactive fiction. In earlier years, he was Riddick Scholar and Hugh Cannon Memorial Scholar at the American Institute of Parliamentarians. He won the Ted Nelson award at ACM Hypertext 2005 with a work of tangible scholarly hypermedia. He was made a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Manufacturing in 2013.
Work In Progress on AcaWiki
- TODO List for Literature Review on Online Harassment
- The above document turned into the Online Harassment Resource Guide, generously hosted by Wikimedia
- J Nathan Matias General Exams Reading List
Other Papers and Books of Note
- Blackstone, A. (2009). Doing Good, Being Good, and the Social Construction of Compassion. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 38(1), 85-116.
- Yates, J. (1993). Control Through Communication: The Rise of System in American Management (Vol. 6). JHU Press.
- Campbell, D. T. (1998). The Experimenting Society. The experimenting society: Essays in honor of Donald T. Campbell, 11, 35.
- Weiss, C. H. (1979). The Many Meanings of Research Utilization. Public Administration Review, 39(5), 426–431.
- Contandriopoulos, D., Lemire, M., Denis, J.-L., & Tremblay, É. (2010). Knowledge Exchange Processes in Organizations and Policy Arenas: A Narrative Systematic Review of the Literature. Milbank Quarterly, 88(4), 444–483. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0009.2010.00608.x
- Cousins, J. B., & Whitmore, E. (1998). Framing participatory evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, 1998(80), 5–23.