Ed Finn is the co-editor of Hieroglyph and director of the Center for Science and the Imagination, where is also an assistant professor with a joint appointment between the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the Department of English. He completed his doctoral degree in English and American literature at Stanford University in 2011. His current book project, ?The Social Lives of Books, ? explores the changing nature of reading in the digital era. Before graduate school Ed worked as a journalist at Time, Slate and Popular Science. His areas of interest include contemporary literature (especially science fiction), digital culture and the study of collaboration.