About Karin Hodgin Jones
Karin Hodgin Jones is Teaching Assistant Professor of New Media and Studio Art. She is the Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design program in the College of Fine & Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Her current research focuses on making visible and comprehensible the scale of Internet infrastructure and environmental impacts of the World Wide Web by examining the system from mining, manufacture, and active use to end-of-life management of the devices that connect with and distribute content via the Internet backbone. Most recently, she shared case study findings analyzing how access to large-scale inventory systems with a mandate for reuse may impact costs, demand for new devices, total volume of recycled materials and management of externalities to e-waste recycling cycles at the No Time to Wait 6 Conference, The Hague, Netherlands, October 2022, and the Association of Moving Image Archives Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, December 2022.