Jane Pirone is an Assistant Professor of Communication Design at Parsons, The New School for Design. Her research focuses on methods of interdisciplinary & collaborative design practice and on the creation of location/mobile/networked-based media projects centered around the building of community, while supporting advocacy, activism, and social change - specifically within the urban context. Jane is a founding member of the Global Exchange Laboratory (http://Globalexlab.info), the DataMYNEProject (mining.parsons.edu), and the urbanBike initiative (urbanbike.parsons.edu). In addition, she is the founder/creative director of Not For Tourists (http://www.notfortourists.com) and the award winning design firm, Happy Mazza Media, which specialized in information and interactive design for clients such as Nickelodeon, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, IBM, and the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Jane received a BFA from the University of Michigan, an MS in Telecommunications and Information Management from Polytechnic University, and is in the process of completing an MA in Media Studies from the New School University.