Workshop Organizers

Airi Lampinen is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Mobile Life Centre, Stockholm University in Sweden. She holds a PhD in social psychology from University of Helsinki, Finland. Airi has studied extensively interpersonal dynamics in peer-to-peer exchange, in particular in the realms of local online exchange and network hospitality. Her ongoing research focuses on the experiences of peer-to-peer marketplace founders, exploring opportunities for peer support and collaboration that could help these individuals succeed.

Victoria Bellotti is a Research Fellow at PARC. She studies people to understand their practices, problems, and requirements for future technology, and designs and analyzes human-centered systems, focusing on user experience. Her research currently focuses on understanding practices and motivations for participation in peer-to-peer transactions and opportunities for context-aware technology, analytics, and machine learning to streamline marketplaces.

Coye Cheshire is an Associate Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information. He holds a PhD from Stanford University. Coye studies social exchange, trust, and interpersonal relationships in computer- mediated environments. His ongoing research includes mixed-methods studies of human motivation, social psychological incentives, organizational structure, and paths of participation in online sharing economies.

Mary L. Gray is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research New England. She maintains an appointment as an Associate Professor in the Media School, with adjunct appointments in American Studies, Anthropology, and Gender Studies, at Indiana University. Mary holds a PhD in communication from UC San Diego. Her research looks at how media access and everyday uses of technologies transform people’s lives. Her last book, Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America, looked at how young people in the rural United States use media to negotiate their sexual and gender identities, local belonging, and connections to broader, imagined communities. Mary’s current book project, co-authored with computer scientist Siddharth Suri, combines ethnography, interviews, survey data and large scale data analysis of four crowdsourcing platforms operating in the United States and India to examine workers’ experiences of digital labor and the future of employment in platform economies.

Program Committee

  • Barry Brown, Mobile Life Centre, Sweden
  • Justin Cranshaw, Microsoft Research FuseLabs
  • Juho Hamari, University of Tampere, Finland
  • Katharina Hellwig, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Andrés Monroy-Hernandez, Microsoft Research FuseLabs
  • Moira McGregor, Mobile Life Centre, Sweden
  • Sam Witherbee, Fair Care Labs