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Michael Dieter is Associate Professor at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM), University of Warwick. His research interests include interface criticism, app studies, media theory and media art. His publications have appeared in journals such as Theory, Culture & Society, Social Media + Society and Internet Histories.

Anne Helmond is an Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam and is a member of the Digital Methods Initiative and App Studies initiative. Her research interests include software studies, platform studies, platformization, app studies, digital methods, and web history.

Nathaniel Tkacz is a Reader of Digital Media and Culture at the University of Warwick. His research interests include apps, interface methods and criticism, platform economies, experience design, and critical data studies.

Fernando van der Vlist is a PhD candidate at Utrecht University and a research associate with the Collaborative Research Centre “Media of Cooperation” at the University of Siegen. His research interests include software studies, digital methods, social media and platform studies, app studies, and critical data studies.

Esther Weltevrede is Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam and is a member of the Digital Methods Initiative and App Studies initiative. She holds a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for the project ‘apps and data infrastructures.’ Her research interests include digital methods, software and platform studies, app studies, data infrastructures and social media automation.