J. Nathan Matias     MIT Media Lab

I collaborate on technology, research, and communities which empower people to become more creative, more effective, and more informed. I'm a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media and an affiliate at the Berkman-Klein Center at Harvard.

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Academic (selected)

Matias, J. Nathan. (2016) Going Dark: Social Factors In Collective Action Against On- line Platforms in the reddit Blackout. CHI 2016. ACM Press. Best Paper Honorable Mention

Matias, J. Nathan, Sayamindu Dasgupta, and Benjamin Mako Hill. (2016) Skill Progression in Scratch Revisited. Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Human Interaction (CHI). ACM Press.

Spiro, E. S., Matias, J. N., & Monroy-Hernandez, A. (2016) Networks of Gratitude: Structures of Thanks and User Expectations in Workplace Appreciation Systems. Proceedings of the Tenth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM).

Matias, J. Nathan and Hannah Wallach. (2016) Working Paper: Modeling Gender Discrimination by Online News Audiences. Computation + Journalism Symposium, Columbia University.

Matias, J. N Nathan, Amy Johnson, Whitney Erin Boesel, Brian Keegan, Jaclyn Freedman, and Charles DeTar. (2015). Reporting, reviewing, and responding to harassment on Twitter. Double-blind peer review committee chaired by Zeynep Tufekci.

Matias, J.N.; Agapie, E; D'Ignazio, C. Graeff, E. Challenges for Personal Behavior Change Research on Information Diversity. CHI 2014 Position Paper, Personalized Behavior Change Workshop

Matias, J.N. Monroy-Hernandez, A. NewsPad: Designing for Collaborative Storytelling in Neighborhoods (CHI 2014 WIP)

Comparing Spatial Hypertext Collections

Web Art Science Camp 2010

Ethics of Software Documentation

Tragedy in Electronic Literature

CoDE Institute

Philadelphia Fullerine (research)

Truth, Trust, and the Textual Camera

Normative Decision-making Model