Dr. Gina Neff is an associate professor of communication at the University of Washington and a senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University in Budapest. Her book Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries (MIT 2012), which examined the risk and uncertainties borne by New York City’s new media pioneers during the first internet boom, won the 2013 American Sociological Association Communication and Information Technologies Best Book Award. She also co-edited Surviving the New Economy (Paradigm 2007). With Carrie Sturts Dossick, she runs the Project on Communication Technology and Organizational Practices, a research group studying the roles of data communication and sensing technology for collaboration and decision making. Her research has received funding from the National Science Foundation, Intel, and Microsoft Research. She regularly teaches CHID 370 The Cultural Impact of New Communication Technologies.