Greg ElmerGreg Elmer (born 1967 in Birmingham, U.K.) is Bell Globemedia Research Chair, Professor of Professional Communication, and Director of the Infoscape Research Lab at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Elmer is an internet researcher and documentary film maker whose work focuses on theories of surveillance, social protest, political communication, and media financialization.
He is author of ''Profiling Machines: Mapping the Personal Information Economy'' (MIT Press: 2004) and with Andy Opel 'Preempting Dissent' (ARP Press: 2008), 'Infrastructure Critical' (with A. Renzi, ARP Press: 2012) and The Permanent Campaign: New Media New Politics (w/ G. Langlois & F. McKelvey, Peter Lang 2012) in addition to two other edited books, and a number of articles and book chapters. Elmer previously held faculty appointments in the Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh (1999–2000), Boston College (2000–2003), and Florida State University (2003–2004). Elmer is also adjunct Professor at York University (Toronto). He previously served as a research director at the Webometrics Research Institute, Yeungnam University, South Korea. Provided by Wikipedia