Stephenson, Becky-Herr, Diana Rhoten, Dan Perkel, and Christo Sims. 2010. Digital Media and Technology in Afterschool Programs, Libraries, and Museums. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Ito, Mizuko, Sonja Baumer, Matteo Bittanti, danah boyd, Rachel Cody, Becky Herr, Heather A. Horst, Patricia G. Lange, Dilan Mahendran, Katynka Martinez, C.J. Pascoe, Dan Perkel, Laura Robinson, Christo Sims, and Lisa Tripp. (with Judd Antin, Megan Finn, Arthur Law, Annie Manion, Sarai Mitnick, Dave Schlossberg and Sarita Yardi). 2010. Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out: Living and Learning with New Media. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Perkel, Dan. 2008. Copy and Paste Literacy? Literacy Practices in the Production of a MySpace Profile. In Drotner, Kirsten, Hans Siggard Jensen, and Kim Schroeder (eds). Informal Learning and Digital Media: Constructions, Contexts, Consequences. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 203-224. Pre-print draft found at

— Also translated into Farsi and republished in Global Media Journal, Persian Edition, Issue 5.

— Also translated into Portuguese and republished in Trabalhos em Linguística Aplicada (Works in Applied Linguistics). 2011. 49:2.

Antin, Judd, Dan Perkel, and Christo Sims. 2008. Unexpected Collaborations: Kids’ Appropriation of GarageBand as a Group Creative Tool. School of Information. Paper 2008-027.

Yardi, Sarita, and Dan Perkel. 2007. Understanding Classroom Culture Through a Theory of Dialogism: What Happens When Cheating and Collaboration Collide? In the Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, USA, July 16-July 21, 2007.

Niemeyer, Greg, Dan Perkel, Ryan Shaw, Jane McGonigal. 2005. Organum: individual presence through collaborative play. In the Proceedings of the 13th International ACM Conference on Multimedia, Singapore, ACM Press, 594-597.

Davis, Marc, Nancy Van House, Jeff Towle, Simon King, Shane Ahern, Carrie Burgener, Dan Perkel, Megan Finn, Vijay Viswanathan, and Matthew Rothenberg. 2005. MMM2: Mobile Media Metadata for Media Sharing. In the Extended Abstracts of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2005) in Portland, Oregon, ACM Press, 1335-1338.

Lyman, Peter, with Alison Billings, Sarah Ellinger, Megan Finn, and Dan Perkel. 2005. Digital-Mediated Experiences and Kids’ Informal Learning. Exploratorium – White Papers.

Conference Papers and Workshop Presentations

“How the interwebz work”: Sharing, theft and the production of the contemporary web. Presentation given at the 2nd Conference on Digital Media and Learning. Long Beach, CA. March 3-5, 2011.

The Creativity Agenda in the iSchool Context. Roundtable at iConference 2011. Seattle, WA. February 8-11, 2011. (With Jeffrey Bardzell, Eric Cook, and Kurt Luther).

Critique and conflict: Negotiating forms of feedback in learning art online. Presentation given at the 1st Conference on Digital Media and Learning. San Diego, CA. February 18-20, 2010.

The Art of Theft: Creativity and Copyright in Online Art Worlds. Presentation at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings. San Francisco, CA. November 19-23, 2008. An updated version of this presentation can be found online at the edited blog Material World. See

Peer pedagogy in an interest-driven community: the practices and problems of online tutorials. Presentation at the Media@lse Fifth Anniversary Conference. London, UK. September 21-23, 2008. (with Rebecca Herr-Stephenson). Available online at

Making deviant (?) art. Presentation at the Para*Site New Media Symposium hosted by the Berkeley Center for New Media. Berkeley, CA. October 26, 2007.

Everyday Creativity: Appropriation Before, During, and After Dissemination. Workshop presentation at the 2007 ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition. Washington, D.C. June 13-16, 2007.

Copy, Paste, Remix: Profile Codes on MySpace. Presentation at the 2007 Annual Conference for the International Communications Association. San Francisco, CA, May 24-28, 2007. (with danah boyd). Available online at

Yardi, Sarita and Dan Perkel. Digital Kids Describe Digital Lives. Chairs: Cynthia Carter Ching & Yasmin B. Kafai Other Panelists: Brigid Barron, Kevin M. Leander, X., Kylie Peppler, Christopher M Hoadley, Christine Wang. Discussant: Marina Bers. Technobiographies: Researching Life Stories with Technology. Interactive Symposium, 2007 American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, IL, April 9-13, 2007. (presented by Sarita Yardi)

Copy and Paste Literacy: Literacy Practices in the Production of a MySpace Profile. Presentation at the conference on Informal Learning and Digital Media: Constructions, Contexts, and Consequences hosted by the Danish research centre on education and advanced media materials. Odense, Denmark. September 21-23, 2006.

Learning to play together: Crossing boundaries in art and design. Workshop presentation at the 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2006) in Montreal, Quebec. April 22-27, 2006. (with Ryan Shaw and Greg Niemeyer).