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Jeremy Shapiro
Jeremy Shapiro, PhD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Human & Organizational Development
New York, NY

PhD , Brandeis University, 1976


Areas of Instruction:

  • Social, cultural, and psychological conditions and impacts of information technology and systems
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Social theory
  • Reading philosophical texts
  • The sociology of music
  • Critical social theory and philosophy
  • Philosophy of the social sciences

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Social, cultural, and psychological impact of information technology and information systems
  • Knowledge organization
  • Critical social theory
  • Aesthetics of music
  • Communication theory and therapy.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Philosophical Association
  • American Sociological Association
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Gustav Mahler Society of New York.

Honors and Awards:

  • American Council of Learned Societies Contemplative Practice Fellowship, 2000
  • National Science Foundation Travel Grant, 1992; United Nations Scholarship, 1992
  • Fellowship in World Order Studies, World Policy Institute, 1982-83
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1981.


  • “Shaping Boundaries within the Flow: Workspaces, Environments, Identities” (co-author with Loni Davis and Fred Steier), Space and Flows: an international journal of urban and extraurban studies, 2012 (in press).
  •  "Adorno's Praxis of Individuation Through Music Listening", in Zeitschrift für kritische Theorie (XVII:32-33, 2011) and in Música em Perspectiva (III: 2, 2010).
  • "The Challenges of Culture and Community in On-Line Academic Environments" (co-author with Shelley K. Hughes), in Kjell Rudestam and Judith Schoenholtz-Read (eds.), Handbook of Online Learning: Innovations in Higher Education and Corporate Training, 2d edition. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, 2009.
  •  "The Streaming Body as the Site of Telecommunications Convergence," (co-author with Linda F. Crafts), in Kristóf Nyíri (ed.), Integration and Ubiquity: Towards a Philosophy of Telecommunications Convergence. Vienna: Passagen Verlag, 2008.
  • "The Streaming Body as the Site of Telecommunications Convergence," in Kristof Nyiri (ed.), Mobile Studies: Towards a Philosophy of Telecommunications Convergence. Passagen Verlag, 2008 (co-author with Linda F. Crafts).
  • “Digitale Simulation: Theoretische und geschichtliche Grundlagen”, in Zeitschrift für kritische Theorie, 2003, XVII:7-26.
  • "Metaphorical and Symbolic Metadata for Interdisciplinary Knowledge Integration and Intellectual Creativity" in M. J. Lopez-Huertas (ed.), Challenges in Knowledge Representation and Organization for the 21st Century: Integration of Knowledge Across Boundaries (Ergon-Verlag, 2002)
  • "The Case of the Inflammatory E-mail: Building Culture and Community in OnLine Academic Environments," (co-author with Shelley K. Hughes), in Kjell Rudestam and Judith Schoenholtz-Read (eds.), Handbook of Online Learning (Sage, 2002). 
  • Valerie Malhotra Bentz and Jeremy J. Shapiro, Mindful Inquiry in Social Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1998.
  • Mindful Inquiry in Social Research (Sage, 1998 -- co-author with Valerie Malhotra Bentz).
  • "Evaluating the internet: a social progress matrix," Proceedings of INET '96, Internet Society, 1996.
  • "Information literacy: technical skill or liberal art?" EDUCOM Review, 1996 (co-author with Shelley K. Hughes).
  • "Information Literacy -- Technical Skill or Liberal Art? Enlightenment proposals for a new curriculum", (co-author with Shelley K. Hughes) in EDUCOM Review, 1996, XXXI:2.
  • "My funeral music," in Carolyn Bereznak Kenny (ed.), The Power of Sound, SUNY Press, 1995.
  • "My Funeral Music", in Carolyn Bereznak Kenny, ed., Listening, Playing, Creating: Essays on the Pow­er of Sound. Albany: SUNY Press, 1995.
  • "Adorno's Hegel Interpretation," (co-author with Shierry Nicholsen) in Theodor W. Adorno, Hegel: Three Studies, translated by Shierry Nicholsen with introduction by Jeremy J. Shapiro and Shierry Nicholsen. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1993.
  • "Introduction to Theodor W. Adorno," in Theodor W. Adorno, Hegel: Three Studies, MIT Press, 1993.
  • Computers for Social Change and Community Organizing (The Haworth Press, 1991 -- co-editor).
  •  "The Slime of History: embeddedness in nature and critical theory," in John O'Neill (ed.), On Critical Theory. New York: Seabury, 1976.
  • "One-Dimensionality: the universal semiotic of technological experience," in Paul Breines (ed.), Critical Interruptions. New York: Herder and Herder, 1970.

    "Multum temporis res non magno aestimandae poposcerunt."
    -- Seneca, De Tranquillitate Animi 



  • “The Fugue, Meta-time, and the Phenomenology of Internal Time Consciousness”, at “Time Theories and Music”, Corfu Music and Philosophy Conference, Corfu, Greece, April 27-29, 2012
  • “Shaping Boundaries within the Flow: Workspaces, Environments, Identities” (co-presenter with Dr. Fred Steier and Loni Davis) at Spaces and Flows: Second International Conference on Urban and Extra-urban Studies, Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy, November 17-18, 2011
  • "The Role of the Aesthetic In Social-Science Doctoral Education For the Public Good," at the Eight International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA, June 29-July 2, 2010
  • "Adorno's Praxis of Individuation Through Music Listening," at the International Conference: Displacement in Art, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil, October 20-23, 2009
  • “The Torture of Social Networking,” at Media Theory on the Move: Transatlantic Perspectives on Media and Mediation, International Conference at the University of Potsdam, May 21-23, 2009
  • "Ways of Bodily Knowing and the Democratization of Technology," at the Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science, Montreal, Canada, October 11-13, 2007
  • "The Streaming Body as the Site of Telecommunications Convergence," at Toward a Philosophy of Telecommunications Convergence Conference organized by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Hungarian Telekom Ltd. in Budapest, September 27-29, 2007
  • "Art, Instinct, Technology, and the Possibility of Socialism," at Dimensão Estética: Homenagem aos 50 anos de Eros et Civilização (Aesthetic Dimension: Homage to 50 years of Eros and Civilization) Conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, May 17-20, 2005
  • “Multiple Realities, Identities, and Places among Internet and ICT Users,” (with Linda F. Crafts and Richard L. Daniels),” AoIR 5.0: 5th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, University of Sussex, England, September 2004. Slides at
  • “Adorno's Way of Listening to Music as a Model for a Critical Relation to the World,” Socialist Scholars Conference, Cooper Union, New York, March 2004
  • “Digital Simulation: theoretical and historical foundations,” BildKlangWort: 1. Internationales Symposion für Kommunikation und Design, Mannheim, Germany, May 2003
  • "Catharsis as Progress, Catharsis as Regress: the ambivalent legacy of the Frankfurt School," International Colloquium in Aesthetics, Philosophy Department,Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2001
  • "The Personal Meaning Scheme as Principle of Information Ordering: Postmodernism,Transdisciplinarity, and the Ontology of Classification" (with Shelley Hughes), ACH-ALLC '99, joint annual conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, University of Virgina, Charlottesville, 1999. Abstract at
  • "The Complementarity of Communicative, Existential, and Ecological Ethics", Columbia Seminar on Moral Education, New York City, 1999
  • "If everything is information, is information literacy possible?" plenary address (with Shelley K. Hughes) at WILU 35, "Charting a Course of Instruction,
  • " Wolfville, NS, Canada, May 10-12, 2006 (conference of Canadian librarians)"The New Online Educator: Practice and Research toward Collaborative Learning Communities," EDUCAUSE, Atlanta, 2002.“The Integration of Information Technology into the Liberal Arts Curriculum as Intellectual Substance rather than as Tools,” University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 2002"Leveraging Intellectual Capital via E-Commerce," EDUCAUSE, Long Beach, 1999

Funded Grants/Contracts:

  • American Council of Learned Societies Contemplative Practice Fellowship, 2000
  • National Science Foundation grant (NCR-9402621), "Connecting the Fielding Electronic Network to NSFNET" (co-principal investigator), 1994-95
  • National Science Foundation Travel Grant for INET '92 conference in Kobe, Japan, on global research and academic computer networking and the Internet, June 1992
  • Federal Title III Grant for Curriculum Development in Information Sciences, 1987-88 (deputy activity director, Pratt Institute)

Professional Experience:

  • Associate, Cumulus Resources (, with emphasis on organizational change in the context of information technology implementation, 2006-present
  • Co-Director, Citizen Computing Institute, New York, 2001-2006
  • Senior Consultant, Academic Information Projects, Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, 1995-
  • Director of Academic Networking and Computing, Fielding Graduate Institute, 1991-1995
  • Microcomputer Consultant, New York, NY, 1984-88
  • Programmer/Analyst, Kramer Scientific Corporation, 1983-84
  • Education Director, Mincron SBC Corporation, 1982
  • Active in developing computer resources for non-profit and community organizations: co-founder of New York's annual Conferences on Computers for Social Change (1986-1996)
  • Program Director, Human and Organization Development Program, Fielding Graduate Institute, 1988-1992 (= associate dean position)
  • Deputy Activity Director, Federal Title III Grant for Curriculum Development in Information Sciences, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 1987-88
  • Co-director, Center for the Study of Technological Experience, Hollywood, California, 1970-74
  • Assistant to Dean, School of Humanities, California Institute of the Arts, 1971-72
  • Certified Clinical Sociologist (Sociological Practice Association, 1997)Senior Consultant/Trainer, Human Resource Systems, Pasadena, California, 1979-82 
  • Authorized Teacher, Re-evaluation Counseling, Los Angeles, California and St. John's, Newfoundland, 1974-1980 
  • Consultancies (information systems, alternative educational models): International Design Conference Aspen, Esalen Institute, Church Society for College Work, Friends World College, National Congress of Neighborhood Women, Antioch University (Yellow Springs)
  • Editorial Advisor and Translater,, Beacon Press, Boston, Massachusetts, 1968-72
  • Official translator, Messe- und Ausstellungs-GmbH., Frankfurt am Main, 1962-65
  • Official translator, 6th World Petroleum Congress, Frankfurt am Main, 1963
  • Proofreader, The Overseas Weekly, Frankfurt am Main, 1962-1964
  • Co-director, Among Consenting Adults, (radio sexuality series), KPFK- FM Los Angeles, California, 1972-74
  • Co-producer, Myth in Industrial Society, KPFK-FM Los Angeles, California, 1971

Other Professional Activities:

  • Corresponding Editor, Theory and Society, 1977-present
  • Corresponding Editor, Zeitschrift für kritische Theorie, 2003-present.
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