Liz is the author of Virtualpolitik: An Electronic History of Government Media-Making in a Time of War, Scandal, Disaster, Miscommunication, and Mistakes and is the Director of the Culture, Art, and Technology Program at Sixth College in U.C. San Diego.
She writes about institutions as digital content-creators, the discourses of the "virtual state," the media literacy of policy makers and authority figures, and the rhetoric surrounding regulatory attempts to limit everyday digital practices. She believes the Internet and social media are redefining how people write, and how they present themselves. She challenges students to become active, critical users of social media.
She has published articles about video games for the military and emergency first-responders, government websites and YouTube channels, state-funded distance learning efforts, national digital libraries, political blogging, and congressional hearings on the Internet.
Her new book project is tentatively titled Early Adopters: The Instructional Technology Movement and the Myth of the Digital Generation.
Liz also blogs at the award-winning Virtualpolitik, a blog about digital rhetoric, government and subversion