Kevin Gotkin is a beaded man with a gray backwards hat on. He has black glittery makeup over his eyes that spell out "OK" in block letters. Behind him are the fronds of a small green palm.Kevin Gotkin is a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the Department of Media, Culture, & Communication at New York University in 2011.

His work lies at the intersection of disability studies, history of science/technology, and communication. He thinks a lot about amateurs, brilliance, technical expertise, the history of personal computing, the body, the mind, and mediation.