Edgar Gómez-Cruz is an Associate Professor at the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. He has published widely on several topics relating to digital culture in top journals, particularly in the areas of material visual practices, digital ethnography, and critical approaches to digital technologies. His recent publications include the books: 

  • Vital Technologies. Thinking digital cultures from Latin America (2022);
  • From Kodak Culture to Networked Image: An Ethnography of Digital Photography Practices (2012);

and the co-edited volumes:

  • Digital Photography and Everyday Life: Empirical Studies on Material Visual Practices (Routledge, 2016) with Asko Lehmuskallio, and;
  • Refiguring Techniques in Visual Digital Research (Palgrave, 2017), with Shanti Sumartojo and Sarah Pink.  

His current research focuses on the datafication of everyday life in the Global South.