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    Matt Burton

    • School of Information at the University of Michigan
    • Twitter: @mcburton

    I am a PhD student at the School of Information at the University of Michigan. I am studying the tensions at the intersection of the digital humanities and scholarly publishing. My research interests involve the study and development of cyberinfrastructure (bingo!), specifically focusing on how emerging socio-technical (bingo!) (infra)structures affect the production of knowledge in the humanities.

    I have a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science & Biology from Wesleyan University. I worked for the government in information security research where I realized many alleged technical challenges were not actually technical at all. I was first introduced to the digital humanities working as a developer for Zotero when I first started graduate school. The infectious enthusiasm and energy of the digital humanities and the CHNM crew has stuck with me while I have been studying at the School of Information. For the past few years I have been investigating data production in the sciences and theorizing in Infrastructure Studies. Now I am working to bring my various skills in infrastructure Studies, ethnomethodology, computer hacking, lacto-fermentation, bread baking, and whistling to bare upon the tensions at the intersection of the digital humanities and scholarly publishing.