BiographyEric T. Meyer is Dean and the Mary R. Boyvey Chair and Louis T. Yule Regents Professor at the School of Information at the University of
Texas at Austin, which he joined in 2018. His research looks at the changing nature of knowledge creation in science, medicine, social science, arts, and humanities as technology is embedded in everyday practices, as described in his 2015 book with co-author Ralph Schroeder “Knowledge Machines: Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities.” His research has included both qualitative and quantitative work with blockchain developers, marine biologists, genetics researchers, physicists, digital humanities scholars, social scientists using big data, medical doctors, theatre artists, librarians, and organizations involved in computational approaches to research. Dr. Meyer was previously the Professor of Social Informatics at the University of Oxford and Director of Graduate Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute from 2007-2018.
DegreesPh.D. Social Informatics, Indiana University Bloomington
MA Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
BA Anthropology/Photography, Ohio University
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