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Molly Wright Steenson


Molly Wright Steenson is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she focuses on digital media studies. Her research focuses on the nexus of architecture, urbanism, infrastructure, design, technology and communication from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. She researches architectures of information, the implications of big data, pneumatic tube systems, postal services, and mobile phone and social media use. She holds a PhD (2014) from Princeton University’s School of Architecture and her dissertation was titled Architectures of Information: Christopher Alexander, Cedric Price, Nicholas Negroponte and MIT’s Architecture Machine Group. She has also taught interaction design for a decade and was a professor at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy, where she led the Connected Communities research group, and was an adjunct professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in the GradMedia Studies Program.