Biography: 
Matthew Dewey is a former public access television practitioner who recently defended his dissertation on the production of space through public access television in San Francisco in the Department of Communication at UCSD. Dewey’s work looks at the intersection of telecommunication policy, urban redevelopment, and community practice as it impacts the ability of citizens to engage in local decision-making processes through community media. Dewey is also a volunteer for the San Diego Futures Foundation, an organization that provides refurbished computers and digital literacy training to San Diego's underserved communities.