Publications, Presentations, & Conferences

journal articles : //

Brubaker, J. R., Annany, M., and Crawford, K. (2014). Departing Glances: A sociotechnical account of ‘leaving’ Grindr. New Media & Society. [pdf]

Acker, A. and Brubaker, J. R. (2014). Death, Memorialization, and Social Media: A Platform Perspective for Personal Archives. Archivaria, 77, 1-23. [link]

Brubaker, J. R., Hayes, G. R., and Dourish, J. P. (2013). Beyond the Grave: Facebook as a site for the expansion of death and mourning. The Information Society, 29, 3. [pdf]

Brubaker, J. R. (2008). wants moar: a comparison between LOLcats and intertitles in the framing of visual media. gnovis Journal8, 117-124. [link]

Pasupathi, M., Mansour, E., & Brubaker, J. R. (2007). Developing a Life Story: Constructing relations between self and experience in autobiographical narratives. Human Development, 50, 85-110. [link]

Brubaker, J. R. (2002). E-Gay: Gay Mormon youth and the internet. Sunstone: Mormon Experience, Scholarship, Issues & Art, 125, 39.

conference publications : //

Keegan, B. C. & Brubaker, J. R. ‘Is’ to ‘Was’: Coordination and Commemoration on Posthumous Wikipedia Biographies. Proc. CSCW 2015. Vancouver, BC, Canada. March 14-18, 2015. [pdf]

Haimson, O., Brubaker, J. R., Dombrowski, L., Hayes, G. R. Disclosure, Stress, and Support During Gender Transition on Facebook. Proc. CSCW 2015. Vancouver, BC, Canada. March 14-18, 2015. [pdf]

Fitzpatrick, C., Birnholtz, J., Brubaker, J. R. Social and Personal Disclosure in a Location-Based Real Time Dating App. Proc. HICSS 2015. Kauai, HI, January 5-8, 2015. [pdf]

Birnholtz, J., Fitzpatrick, C., Handel, M., Brubaker, J. R. Identity, Identification and Identifiability: The Language of Self-Presentation on a Location-Based Mobile Dating App. Proc. MobileHCI 2014. Toronto, Canada. September 23-26, 2014. [pdf]

Kivran-Swaine, F., Ting, J., Brubaker, J. R., Teodoro, R., Naaman, M. Understanding Loneliness in Social Awareness Streams: Expressions and Responses. Proc. ICWSM-14. Ann Arbor, MI. June 2-4, 2014. [pdf]

Brubaker, J. R., Dombrowski, L., Gilbert, A., Kusumakaulika, N., and Hayes, G. R. Stewarding a Legacy: Responsibilities and Relationships in the Management of Post-mortem Data. Proc. CHI 2014. Toronto, Canada. April 26 – May 1, 2014. [pdf]

Haimson, O., Brubaker, J. R., and Hayes, G. R. DDF Seeks Same: Sexual Health-Related Language in Online Personal Ads For Men Who Have Sex With Men. Proc. CHI 2014. Toronto, Canada. April 26 – May 1, 2014. [pdf]

Dombrowski, L., Brubaker, J. R., Hirano, S., Mazmanian, M., and Hayes, G. R. It takes a network to get dinner: Designing location-based systems to address local food needs. Proc. Ubicomp 2013. Zurich, Switzerland. September 8-12, 2013. [Best Paper Award] [pdf]

Hirano, S., Brubaker, J. R., Patterson, D., and Hayes, G. R. Detecting food type and cooking state with gas sensors during dry cooking. Proc. Ubicomp 2013. Zurich, Switzerland. September 8-12, 2013. [pdf]

Tang, J. C., Brubaker, J. R., and Marshall, C. C. What Do You See In The Cloud? Understanding the Cloud-Based User Experience through Practices. Proc. INTERACT 2013. Capetown, South Africa. September 2-6, 2013. [pdf]

Brubaker, J. R., Venolia, G., and Tang, J. Focusing on Shared Experiences: Moving Beyond the Camera in Video Communication. Proc. DIS 12. Newcastle, UK. June 11-15, 2012. [pdf]

Brubaker, J. R., Kivran-Swaine, F., Taber, L., and Hayes, G. R. Grief-Stricken in a Crowd: The language of bereavement and distress in social media. Proc. ICWSM-12. Dublin, Ireland. June 4-8, 2012. [Best Paper Nomination] [pdf]

Brubaker, J. R. and Hayes, G. R. (2011). “We will never forget you [online]” : An empirical investigation of post-mortem MySpace comments. Proc. CSCW 2011. Hangzhou, China. March 19–23, 2011. [Best Paper Nomination] [pdf]

Brubaker, J. R. and Hayes, G. R. (2011). SELECT * FROM USER: Infrastructure and Socio-technical Representation. Proc CSCW 2011. Hangzhou, China. March 19–23, 2011. [Best Paper Nomination] [pdf]

book chapters : //

Hayes, G.R., Yeganyan, M.T., Brubaker, J.R., O’Neal, L., and Hosaflook, S.W. (2013) Using Mobile Technologies to Support Students in Work Transition Programs. In Technology Tools for Students With Autism. Katharina Boser and Matthew Goodwin, Eds. Brooke’s Publishing.

Brubaker, J. R. (2009). I judged you at Starbucks: Confession and regulation of contextual selves on craigslist Missed Connections. In F. Dervin, & Y. Abbas (Eds.), Digital Technologies of the Self. Cambridge Scholars.

posters : //

Taber, L., Brubaker, J. R., Kivran-Swaine, F., & Hayes, G. R. (2011). Grief-striken in a Crowd: The language of emotional distress in social media. Presented at the 2011 Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing Uniting the Californias. San Diego, California. November 11–12, 2011.

Brubaker, J. R. & Hayes, G. R. (2011). A study of post-mortem social networking. Presented at the 2011 Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing Uniting the Californias. Ensenada, Mexico. March 3–5, 2011.

Brubaker, J. R., Chen, Y., Cheng, K., Combs, C., George, S., Harrison, S., Hayes, G. H., & Kaplan, S. (2010). Attitudes and Readiness for Adoption of an Electronic Medical Records System: A Preliminary Case Study. Presented at the Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH) at CHI 2010, Atlanta, GA.

Brubaker, J. R. (2004, April). Coming Out with Stories: Macrocontextual effects on the coming out stories of young gay men. Poster presented at the annual University of Utah Undergraduate Research Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.

Brubaker, J. R. (2004, April). Coming Out with Stories: Macrocontextual effects on the coming out stories of young gay men. Poster presented at the annual Psychology Department Poster Session, Salt Lake City, UT.

conference & workshop papers : //

Brubaker, J. R. (2011), Impossible Deaths: the sociotechnical performance of digital identity. Paper presented at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH.

Brubaker, J. R., Hirano, S. H., & Hayes, G. R. (2011). Lost in Translation: Three challenges for the collection and use of data in personal informatics. Presented at the CHI 2011 Workshop on Personal Informatics & HCI: Design, Theory, & Social Implications, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Brubaker, J. R. (2010), Infrastructures of Self-Presentation: the sociotechnical performance of digital identity. Paper presented at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, Tokyo, Japan.

Brubaker, J. R. (2010, May), Two Histories of Digital Identity. Paper presented at UC Irvine’s History Annual Conference: “Under Construction”, University of California – Irvine, Irvine, CA.

Brubaker, J. R. (2010, April), Reconnecting Corpses and the Digitally Dead. Paper presented at UC Irvine’s Culture & Theory Annual Conference: “Quarantine”, University of California – Irvine, Irvine, CA.

Brubaker, J. R. & Vertesi, J. (2010). Death and the Social Network. Presented at the CHI 2010 Workshop on HCI at the End of Life: Understanding Death, Dying, and the Digital, Atlanta, GA. [pdf]

Brubaker, J. R., Lustig, C., & Hayes, G. R. (2010). PatientsLikeMe: Empowerment and Representation in a Patient-Centered Social Network. Presented at the CSCW 2010 Workshop on CSCW Research in Healthcare: Past, Present, and Future, Savannah, GA, USA.

Brubaker, J. R. (2009, March). Authoring the Single-Use Identity: Intertechnical production of the non-persistent subject on craigslist Missed Connections. Paper presented at American Comparative Literature Association 2009 Annual Meeting: “Global Languages, Local Cultures”, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. (Seminar on “Intertechnical Bodies” co-chaired with Megan McCabe and Theodora Danylevich.)

Brubaker, J. R. (2008, April). I judged you at Starbucks – m4m (craigslist missed connections): digital communication and the regulation of real world contexts. Paper presented at quickanddirty IV, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Brubaker, J. R. (2006, November). craigslist Missed Connections: Social Regulation in the Non-Persistent Web. Paper presented at the annual Space, Place and the Imagination conference, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.

Brubaker, J. R. (2004, November). Era: An Internet-based multimedia research system for transcription and coding. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Society for Computers in Psychology, Minneapolis, MN.

Brubaker, J. R. (2004, April). Electronic Research Application: An Internet based multimedia approach to transcription and coding. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

Brubaker, J. R. (2003, October). On the Edge: Supporting today’s LGBTQ youth from across the generational line. Paper presented at the annual Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Jennings, D., Brubaker, J. R., Cloward, A. &, Shroy, S. (2003, August). Shall the Youth of Zion Falter? Young Gay Mormon Experiences. Panel presentation at the annual Sunstone Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.

Brubaker, J. R. (2003, March). The Electronic Research Assistant: an online coding solution. Paper presented at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Salt Lake City, UT.

Jennings, D., Brubaker, J. R. (2000, October). Coming Out Mormon: Gay Youth Perspectives. Panel presentation at the annual Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons Annual Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA.

magazine articles : //

Harris, B., & Jed R. Brubaker. (2009, March). ExtJS: An Introduction. JsMag, 1(1). [link]

theses : //

Brubaker, J. R. (2009). I am an ID: Non/persisting our sociotechnical digital identities. Master’s thesis at Georgetown University.

Brubaker, J. R. (2004). Coming Out with Stories: Macrocontextual effects on the coming out stories of young gay men. University of Utah Undergraduate Research Abstracts Journal, 2004.

invited talks : //

Brubaker, J. R. (2013, January), Death & the Social Network. Invited talk at the Intellectual Life Speaker Series, Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego.

Brubaker, J. R. (2011, August), Post-mortem Social Networks: Unearthing new spaces of death and grief. Invited talk at the Design Use Build (DUB) talk series, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Brubaker, J. R. (2011, May), Post-mortem Social Networks: Unearthing new spaces of death and grief. Invited talk at the Berkeley Institute of Design, University of California, Berkeley, California.

Brubaker, J. R. (2005, March). Post-Gay: Inverting cultural adherence in a post-modern context. Invited lecturer at Ethics Day, Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT.

Brubaker, J. R. (2004, March). Web development and collaboration in ArtsBridge America. Invited presentation the annual ArtsBridge America National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

press : //

Death on social media. Hack on Triple J, by Jo Lauder. 9/2/2014.

On Social Media, a New Way to Mourn the Loss of Loved Ones. 90.5 WESA NPR Pittsburg, by Larkin Page-Jacobs. 7/23/2014. http://bit.ly/wesa-mourn

The Social Media Graveyard: Grieving in the Digital Age. Highsnobiety, by Alec Banks. 7/21/2014.

מין מזדמן והיפר־קפיטליזם (Casual Sex and Hyper-Capitalism). Haaretz Magazine, by Doron Halutz. 6/18/2014. http://bit.ly/haaretz-grindr

Women Tweet More About Loneliness on Twitter, But Men Get More Sympathy, Rutgers Study Finds. Rutgers Today, by Ken Branson. 6/3/2014.

Women Are More Lonely On Twitter, But Men Get More Sympathy. FastCompany, by Jessica Leber. 5/14/2014.

Rest in Peace: Planning for Your Demise, Digitally. Knowledge@Wharton. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. 3/26/2014.

Technology: Dead man’s data. Financial Times, by April Dembosky. 11/15/2013.

Coping with Death on Facebook. Reader’s Digest, by Alison Caporimo. 11/2013.

RIP Trolling. The Center for Digital Ethics and Policy, by Nora Dunne. 10/2/2013.

How to Manage Your Digital Afterlife. Scientific American Mind, by Carrie Arnold. 10/1/2013.

LivesOn Grants Twitter Life After Death; Social Media From The Great Beyond. International Business Times, by Jill Heller. 4/6/2013.

R.I.P. I Miss U: Death, dying and Facebook. Echo Magazine, by Heather Schroering. Summer/Fall, 2013.

Facebook: “Like” After Death. State of Nevada. KNPR: Nevada Public Radio. 3/22/2013.

Digital tombstones: Life, death and Facebook. The Daily of the University of Washington, by Jennifer Charoni. 3/14/2013.

Facebook is changing the way we grieve. Star Tribune, by Katie Humphrey. 2/17/2013.

What Happens to Your Social Media Life When You Die? Mashable, by Kate Freeman. 12/26/2012.

Death On Facebook Now Common As ‘Dead Profiles’ Create Vast Virtual Cemetery, by Jaweed Kaleem, Huffington Post. 12/7/2012.

Ausbildung: Digitale Ruinen (Training: Digital Ruins). PAGE, by Franziska Beyer. January, 2013.

UCI workshop explores friendlier technology. The Orange County Register, by Ian Hamilton. 8/22/2012.

Mourning in the Digital Age. Talk of Iowa with Charity Nebbe, Iowa Public Radio. 7/11/2012.

A Life Lived Online: How We Talk About Death on Social Media, by Alicia Eler, ReadWriteWeb. 3/14/2012.

Over 30 Million Accounts on Facebook Belong to Dead People, by Craig Blaha, Technorati. 3/7/2012.

“I Wanna Live Forever,” or How We Die on Social Networks, by Alicia Eler, ReadWriteWeb. 3/6/2012.

Tech Talk with Shane Burke, KUCI 88.9FM, Irvine, California. Discussing research on death and mortality on Facebook and MySpace. (2011, November)