Hector Postigo, Ph.D

Associate Professor, Klein College of communication
temple University

contact : hector[dot]postigo[at] gmail[dot]com

My research focuses on new digital media and cultural production both large and small. What counts as “new digital media” is always changing so my research and teaching are either chasing it or trying to get ahead of it.  I hold degrees in Science & Technology Studies and Physiology and Neurobiology. 

Specifically, I try to anticipate emerging shifts in information technologies, the creative industries, AI, user behaviour, intellectual property, privacy and data markets. Currently, I’m focusing Open AI’s GTP-2/3 as well as BERT and other Transformer variants, using them to generate original works in music and writing, and predicting how they may change the creative industries markets by facilitating AI assisted or new creative production.   

Vita at a glance

education background

  • Ph.D. Science and Technology, Studies Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
  • MS Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut


2000- 2020 Research predicting platforms and business models like Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Steam and UGC DLC

Research on AOL, predicting contentious elements of the the gig-economy:

Book on hacking, networks and challenges to intellectual property regimes.  The book is available via MIT Press with a CC license.

Co-edited volume on international security/privacy industry and its branding and marketing practices. Funded by the European Commission 7th. Available from Palgrave Macmillan Press, Managing Privacy Through Accountability.


In the News and Around the Web

Google Talks: How Video Gamers Invented New Entertainment Genres

My public talks tend to be interactive,  so please don’t expect too much formality from me.

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You Can’t Spell Creative Without A.I.

This article in the NYT mentions my work with natural language processing and music generating AI.

Available for consulting/speaking engagements and press inquiries given reasonable lead time.
Detailed vita available upon request