Clay Shirky has become one of the most recognized names in tech circles by spending a career studying the social and financial effects of the web. Today NYU announced that Shirky will be bringing his talents to their campus in a full-time capacity with his appointment as a faculty member at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and Tisch School of Arts.
Shirky, who is currently an associate teacher at Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), will oversee three courses at NYU. At the Carter school Shirky will teach the Studio 20 graduate concentration as well as the media criticism course sequence for journalism-focused undergrads. Tisch students can get their share of Shirky’s tech wisdom by enrolling in his Designing Conversation Spaces class.