MemberEmily Kayden

Emily Kayden (she/her) earned her BA in New Media Studies and Communication from Alma College. She has also earned her Certificate of Achievement in Technical Writing from Delta College. At Alma, she participated in the concert and jazz bands as a trumpet player and competed for their Varsity Swim and Dive team. As an undergraduate student, her studies focused on media and communication theory, interactive media, technical writing, technology and disability, as well as the affordances of computer-mediated channels of communication (CMCs). Additionally, her honors thesis in Communication examined the impact of CMCs on young-adult romantic relationships. Emily plans to study and incorporate these same topics during her time in the DRPW program. In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her dogs, Finnegan and Koda, as well as crafting, reading, and riding her bike.  

MemberDaniel Klug

I’m a faculty member at the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University. I’m the head of the MINT Lab that focuses on researching media, interaction, and technology. My research interest are mainly qualitative approaches in the following areas:

  • communication, networking, and organizational aspects to sustain and maintain open-source software communities;
  • human-computer interaction and practices of producing and engaging with audiovisual media artifacts;
  • computer-supported collaboration and video annotation tools.

My academic background is in media studies (PhD, 2012) and sociology (MA, 2008). Before coming to Carnegie Mellon University, I was a faculty member at the Seminar for Media Studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland, where I have researched and taught on popular culture, esp. reality TV.

MemberKatherine E. Gossett

My research interests include digital humanities, open source design, new media theory & practice, user exeperience design and medieval rhetoric. (And yes, there is a logical connection between technology and medieval rhetoric!) I am also the associate editor for the journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Before returning to graduate school I worked in the information technology sector as a project manager, interaction designer, systems designer, Y2K integration manager, web designer/architect, and technical communicator.