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Jofish Kaye

Nokia, Senior Research Scientist & Ethnographer

Jofish Kaye is Senior Research Scientist & Ethnographer at Nokia Research Center, Palo Alto. His research explores the social, cultural, and technological effects of technology on people and vice versa. These have recently included studies of families’ values and technology choices, visualizations of human-generated data such as Twitter and publication records, and the use of NFC-enabled phones to help track clean water supplies in Haiti.   His previous work has included ethnographic, cultural, critical and technological studies of grassroots creative leisure practices such as hacking and tinkering, academics' archiving practices, couples in long distance relationships, the role of women in computing, computerized smell output, and smart homes and kitchens. He has worked at Microsoft Research Cambridge and Intel and several startups. He has a Ph.D in Information Science from Cornell, and an M.S. in Media Arts & Sciences and a B.S. in Cognitive Science, both from MIT.  Jofish is jofish.kaye at, @jofish, and

Sessions from eComm2011: Emerging Communications Conference featuring Jofish Kaye: