Joe Karaganis

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Joe Karaganis directs Social Science Research Council projects on media, technology, and culture, including the 'Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere' Program and the 'Culture, Creativity, and Information Technology' Program. His research focuses on the relationship between digital convergence and cultural production, and has recently included work on "The Politics of Open Source Adoption," the culture industries, and the impact of intellectual property expansion on the philanthropic field. He is an associate editor of the Oxford Dictionary of the Social Sciences (2002), and editor of Structures of Participation in Digital Culture (2008). He has also worked as a consultant for the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations.