Matthew Bernius

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


Matthew Bernius’ research focuses on studying how different 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 (OPL) at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Matthew is pursuing an Anthropology PhD at Cornell University, where he is researching the transformation of text based journalism within the United States. Prior starting his PhD, Matthew was a visiting professor at RIT’s School of Print Media where he taught Database Publishing, Variable Data Print, and Web Development. He completed a Masters in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. Matthew started his career at Eastman Kodak where he worked in the consumer digital camera group and at During his time at Kodak, Matthew was involved with web and product development, community management, and content strategy and 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.

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11:30am–12:20pm Thursday, 10/08/2009
Location: Online Level:
Matthew Bernius (Open Publishing Lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology)
2009 has been a watershed year for ebooks, According to the Association of American Publishers, not only did are year to date ebooks sales up 149.3%, June 2009 saw the highest amount of ebook trade sales so far, $14,000,000 in total. Internationally more than a dozen new eBook readers have been either released or announced, and more are on the way... Read more.