Andrew lih

Andrew Lih
Taiwan, August 3, 2007
Residence Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Andrew Lih (Traditional Chinese: 酈安治, Simplified Chinese: 郦安治, Pinyin: Lì Ānzhì[1][2]) is a new media researcher, consultant and writer, as well as a noted authority on both World Heritage Encyclopedia and internet censorship in the People's Republic of China.[3][4][5][6] He is currently an associate professor of journalism at American University in Washington, D.C.[7]

Life and career

Lih, a Chinese American,[8] worked as a software engineer for AT&T Bell Labs from 1990 to 1993. He founded the new-media startup Mediabridge Infosystems in 1994. He also obtained a Masters degree in Computer Science from Columbia University in 1994.[9] From 1995 to 2000 he served as an adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia, and director of technology for their Center for New Media.[10] In 2000 he formed Columbia's Interactive Design Lab, a collaboration with the university's School of the Arts to explore interactive design for both fiction and non-fiction, including advertising, news, documentaries and films.[1] Soon afterward, Lih served as an assistant professor and the Director of Technology at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong.[1][11] He then moved to Beijing, China,[11] where he lived until 2009. He currently lives in Washington, D.C., where he is an associate professor at American University's School of Communication.[12]

Lih is a veteran World Heritage Encyclopedia contributor,[13] and in 2009 published the book The World Heritage Encyclopedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia. Lih has been interviewed in a variety of publications, including[14] and The New York Times Freakonomics blog,[15] as an expert on World Heritage Encyclopedia.

Selected publications

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External links

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