Matthew Bernius

Matthew Bernius
Co-Director & Researcher, Open Publishing Lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology


Matthew Bernius’ research focuses on studying how new media tools alter the way groups communicate, and, in turn, how those changes affect the evolution of said tools. In addition to his role as a co-director and researcher at the Open Publishing Lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Matthew is pursuing a dual PhD at Cornell University in anthropology and information systems. Prior starting his PhD, Matthew was a visiting professor at RIT’s School of Print Media. He completed a Masters in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. Before that, Matthew spent eight years in a variety of internet production, community management, and content strategy roles at Eastman Kodak’s, during which time he earned one patent.

In addition to his work with the OPL, he is member of RIT’s Lab for Social Computing, a cross disciplinary center focusing on the use of computing tools to facilitate these social and collaborative interactions.

You can view his personal blog at


Location: Chelsea-Gotham (7th Floor) Level:
Patricia Albanese (Rochester Institute of Technology), Matthew Bernius (Open Publishing Lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology), Michael Riordan (Open Publishing Lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology), Tona Henderson (Rochester Institute of Technology)
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RIT's Open Publishing Lab will present a suite of open-source applications, currently under development, that enhance and extend current publishing platforms, including a tool to automatically convert wikis and blogs into ready-to-print books, Drupal extensions that allow near-instantaneous news gathering and publishing across multiple media, and a game that uses print to enable social networking. Read more.
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • Ingram Industries
  • oXygen XML Editor
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • codeMantra
  • Connotate
  • DPCI
  • Innodata Isogen, Inc.
  • LibreDigital
  • Lulu
  • Malloy
  • Mark Logic
  • Media Services Group
  • Quark, Inc.
  • ReadHowYouWant
  • RSuite
  • Safari Books Online
  • Smashwords, Inc.
  • Sterling Commerce
  • Verso Digital

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