Please contact me for re-prints where applicable.


The Digital Rights Movement: The Role of Technology in Subverting Digital Copyright. The MIT Press. (Open Access)

Managing Privacy Through Accountability. Palgrave Macmillan Press, London, UK. (Co-edited with Daniel Guagnin, Leon Hemple, Carla Ilten, Inga Kroener and Daniel Neyland)

Book Reprinted Excerpts

February 2014 Origins of the Digital Rights Movement: The White Paper and the Digital Millennium Copyright ActA BIT of The Digital Rights Movement.  The MIT Press

Book Chapters 

2017- with Casey O’Donnell “Networked ICTs as a Socio-Technical Architecture Beyond Closure” in The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. Fouche, Clark, Ulrike, Smith Doer eds. The MIT Press.

2016- “Modding,” in Debugging Game History: A Critical Lexicon. Raiford Guins and Henry Lowood Eds. the MIT Press

2015 “Independent Amateurs: YouTube as Indy Platform in Video Game Culture,” in Media Independence James Bennett and Niki Strange


Articles in Communication and Digital Media

2016- “Working in the Digital Age: Why Information Technology May Be Re-skilling the Labor Process” in The American Historian. Published by the Organization of American Historians.

 2015- Novack and Postigo “Policing Privacy in the Age of Surveillance” in the Huffington Post

2015- “Social Media: The Unbearable Lightness of Meaning” in  Social Media + Society April-June 2015: 1  –2

2014- “The socio-technical architecture of digital labor: Converting play into YouTube money.”   New Media & Society 1  –18

2012- “Technology and Culture in the Digital Rights Movement,” Information Communication and Society. Vol 15:8 pp 1165-1185

2011- “Questioning the Web 2.0 Discourse: Social Roles, Production and Value: the Case of the Human Rights Portal,” The Information Society. Vol. 27:3 pp.181-192

2010- “ICTs and Framing for Backfire in the Digital Rights Movement: the Case of Dmitry Sklyarov’s Advanced eBook Processor” Social Science Computer Review May 2010 vol. 28 no. 2 232-250

2009- “Modding to the Big Leagues:  Exploring the Space between Modders and the Game Industry” First Monday May 2009; vol. 15:5;

2009- “America Online Volunteers: Lessons from an Early Co-production Community” International Journal of Cultural Studies, Sep 2009; vol. 12: pp. 451 – 469

2008- “Capturing Fair Use for the YouTube Generation: The Digital Rights Movement, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the User-Centered Framing of Fair Use,” Information Communication and Society 11(7), 1008-1027

2008- “Video Game Appropriation through Modifications: Attitudes Concerning Intellectual Property among Fans and Modders,” Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies Volume 14 Issue 1

2007- “Of Mods and Modders: Chasing Down the Value of Fan-based Digital Game Modifications,” Games and Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media. Volume 2 Issue 4:300-312

2003- “Emerging Sources of Labor on the Internet: The Case of America Online Volunteers,” International Review of Social History. December 2003, Volume 48 Issue S11: 205-223

2003- “From Pong to Planet Quake: Post-Industrial Transitions from Leisure to Work,” Information, Communication & Society. December 2003, Volume 6, Issue 4: 593-607

Articles in the Biological Sciences

2005- Pei-San Tsai, Suzanne M. Moenter, Hector R. Postigo, Mohammed El Majdoubi, Toni R. Pak, John C. Gill, Sreenivasan Paruthiyil, Sabine Werner and Richard I. Weiner, “Targeted Expression of a Dominant-Negative Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) Receptor in Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Neurons Reduces FGF Responsiveness and the Size of GnRH Neuronal Population” Molecular Endocrinology, Jan 2005; 19: 225 – 236.

2000-Lihong Zhang, Nancy L. Wayne, Nancy M. Sherwood, Hector R. Postigo and Pei-San Tsai, “Biological and Immunological Characterization of Multiple GnRH in an Opisthobranch Mollusk, Aplysia Californica,” General and Comparative Endocrinology Volume 118, Issue 1, April 2000, Pages 77-89.

Reprinted Articles

2010- “From Pong to Planet Quake: Post-Industrial Transitions from Leisure to Work” Reprinted in “Post-Industrial Society: Sage Key Debates in Sociology” edited by Barry Smart, Sage Publications.

2007- “Emerging Sources of Labor on the Internet: The Case of America Online Volunteers,” International Review of Social History. Reprinted in Technology Studies: Key Issues of the 20th Century. Ed. Rayvon Fouche, Sage Publications.