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Amy Silbergeld is a writer, editor, theorist, and social media professional.
Her writing has appeared or is upcoming in Fence, NAP, metazen, HOUSEFIRE, The Rumpus, and Gertrude, among others. Her novel RAINN (a collaboration with Matthew Landis) and her poetry chapbook RAPE JOKE are both forthcoming in 2013.
Amy is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of DEATH HUMS, a magazine and reading series.
Amy's fascination with social media began in high school, informed by her developing interest in critical theory. As an undergraduate at California College of the Arts, Amy wrote critically and creatively about social media and its relationship to identity construction, performance, and death. The primary thematic interest of her undergraduate thesis, I WANT TO BELIEVE WE ARE ALL VIBRATING OR SOMETHING, was social media and its use in performance of self. She actively built her own brand on social media throughout college, and experimented with brand building for business using social media marketing at a family-owned company in Oakland.
Later, as a graduate student at Columbia, Amy became obsessed with the tech world, focusing most of her research on social media marketing optimization and trends. She now aspires to break into the tech world and eventually become an innovator in the field. She plans to maintain her writing career and continue to explore the personal and societal implications of social media in her creative and critical work.