About Me

I am a scholar of digital humanities, the history of information science, communication, new media rhetoric, and science and technology studies. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Susquehanna University. I am completing a manuscript entitled Byting Out the Public: Personal Computers and the Private Sphere, which analyzes the the personal computer’s domestication during the 1970s and 1980s. As popular media and news coverage stress the power of computational technology for political change (the Moldova Civil Unrest, the Iranian Election of 2009, the Tunisian Revolution, and the Egyptian Revolution), my work shows that the computer has not historically served as a source of liberation. Instead, it emerged as a reactionary force against the American liberation movements of the 1960s. I have received financial support from a variety of outlets, including the University of Minnesota’s Charles Babbage Institute’s Arthur L. Norberg Grant, MIT Press, and William and Mary’s Provost Dissertation Fellowship.

At various points, I have also served as an instructional designer, educational technologist, and freelance web developer. My eclectic interests have recently pushed me in the direction of more artistic and creative endeavors. Specifically, I am interested in generative art and grammar. I am always open to collaborating on projects. If you have an idea, please feel free to email me at nasiddiqui@email.wm.edu.