S. Craig Watkins, PhD
Founding Director

Craig is a Professor in the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently writing a book on what else: how millennials are doing innovation.

Andres Lombana Bermudez, PhD
Research Associate

Andres is a media researcher, designer, and photographer working at the intersection of youth, learning, and innovation. He is a Research Associate with the Connected Learning Research Network and a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Krishnan Vasudevan
Researcher/Creative Lead

Krishnan is a filmmaker and PhD student at UT Austin. His interests include creative economies, new technologies, and design.

Robin McDowell, MFA

Robin earned an MFA in Design from The University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. She now lives in New Orleans, contributing to grassroots projects with museums and archives, collectives and co-ops, and people much wiser than her.

Alexander Cho, PhD
Research Associate

Alexander is a lecturer for the Center for Asian American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His most recent publication is "Queer Reverb: Tumblr, Affect, Time" in the "Networked Affect" anthology on MIT Press.

Pinar Istek
Photo Journalist

Pinar is a photojournalist and a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently workin on her second year in journalism Ph.D.

Monique Walton, MFA

Monique is an Austin-based producer and director. She produces web content and independent short and feature films and is currently working on the upcoming feature Oscillate Wildly, directed by Travis Mathews.