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Matthew Hockenberry

  • PhD Candidate
  • New York University Phyllis Green and Randolph Cowen Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience
  • 4PublicationsNumber of items in Matthew's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 4Followers


Matthew Hockenberry is a media historian and technologist whose work focuses on media structure and materiality. His dissertation works within infrastructural approaches to media studies and at the intersection of paperwork studies and telecommunication to develop a history of logistics, tracing the impact of media forms and material practices on decentralized production throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Matthew holds degrees in Logic & Computation and Human Computer Interaction, and he received a Masters of Science from the MIT Media Lab for his work on computational models of place. As a visiting scientist with the MIT Center for Civic Media and Tangible Media Group he developed Sourcemap, a collaborative platform for mapping supply chains and sharing "where things come from." Most recently, he was selected for a 2012 Lemelson Center Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution, where he conducted research at the National Museum of American History. Matthew's work has appeared in academic journals and the popular press. He writes often on the state of global supply and the worldwide apparatus of production.

Recent publications

  • Wetpaint

    • Bonanni L
    • Xiao X
    • Hockenberry M
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  • Grounding for a Computational Model of Place

    • Hockenberry M

Professional experience

PhD Candidate


September 2010 - Present

Visiting Scientist

MIT Media Lab

January 2008 - December 2010(3 years)


PhD., Media, Culture, and Communication


September 2010 - February 2013(2 years)

MS., Media Arts & Sciences

MIT Media Lab

September 2004 - May 2006(2 years)

BS., Logic & Computation / Human-Computer Interaction

Carnegie Mellon University

September 2000 - May 2004(4 years)


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