Andrew Iliadis

Andrew Iliadis

  • Lew Klein College of Media and Communication

    • Media Studies and Production

      • Assistant Professor


Andrew Iliadis is an assistant professor at Temple University in the Department of Media Studies and Production (within the Klein College of Media and Communication) and serves on the faculties of the Media and Communication Doctoral Program, Cultural Analytics Graduate Certificate Program, and Science Studies Network. His work focuses on the social implications of big data and algorithms with specific interests in semantic computing (things like metadata, web schemas, knowledge graphs, applied ontologies) and embodied computing (things like wearables, embeddables, ingestibles, implantables). He has work published in or forthcoming from Global Media and Communication, International Review of Information Ethics, Big Data & Society, Philosophy & Technology, Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet, Online Information Review, Communication Booknotes Quarterly, and the Canadian Journal of Communication, among others.

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Pedersen, I. & Iliadis, A. (Eds.). (2020). Embodied computing: Wearables, implantables, embeddables, ingestibles. MIT Press.

Recent Articles

Iliadis, A., Liao, T., Pedersen, I., & Han, J. (2021). Learning about metadata and machines: Teaching students using a novel structured database activity. Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 4, 152-165.

Liao, T., & Iliadis, A. (2021). A future so close: Mapping 10 years of promises and futures across the augmented reality development cycle. New Media & Society, 23(2), 258-283.

Iliadis, A. (2020). Computer guts and swallowed sensors: Ingestibles made palatable in an era of embodied computing. In I. Pedersen & A. Iliadis (Eds.), Embodied computing: Wearables, implantables, embeddables, ingestibles (pp. 1-20). MIT Press.

Bencherki, N., & Iliadis, A. (2019). The constitution of organization as informational individuation. Communication Theory, 31(3), 442-462.

Iliadis, A. (2019). The Tower of Babel problem: Making data make sense with Basic Formal Ontology. Online Information Review, 43(6), 1021-1045.

Burns, R., Hawkins, B., Hoffmann, A. L., Iliadis, A., & Thatcher, J. (2018). Transdisciplinary approaches to critical data studies (pp. 657-660). Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 55(1).

Iliadis, A. (2018). Cyberinfrastructure. In Barney Warf (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet. Los Angeles: Sage. pp. 140-143.

Iliadis, A. & Pedersen, I. (2018). The fabric of digital life: Uncovering sociotechnical tradeoffs in embodied computing through metadata. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 16(3), 1-18.

Iliadis, A. (2018). Algorithms, ontology, and social progress. Global Media and Communication, 14(2), 219-230.

Iliadis, A. & Russo, F. (2016). Critical data studies: An introduction. Big Data & Society, 3(2), 1-7.

Iliadis, A. (2015) The right to nonparticipation for global digital citizenship. International Review of Information Ethics, 23, 20-34.






Communication and Philosophy

Purdue University


Communication and Culture

Ryerson University and York University


Literature and Cultural Studies

Trent University

Courses Taught




MSP 1011

Introduction to Media Theory


MMC 9749

Social Media Analytics


MMC 9883

Directed Readings/Comm