Jonathan Sun

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Jonathan Sun is the author behind @jonnysun and the book “everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too” (HarperPerennial, 2017). When he isn’t tweeting, he is a designer, engineer, artist, playwright and comedy writer. He is currently a doctoral student at MIT, an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, and a creative researcher at the Harvard metaLAB, where he studies AI, social media and online community.

As a playwright, Jonathan’s work has been performed at the Yale School of Drama, Factory Theater, Hart House Theater, Theater Lab, and the University of Toronto. As an artist and illustrator, his work has been commissioned by the New Haven ArtSpace, and exhibited at MIT, Harvard Art Museum, the Yale School of Architecture, and the University of Toronto. He is the creator of @tinycarebot and the co-creator of the MIT Humor Series. His work has been profiled in the New York Times and on NPR, and has appeared in TIME Magazine, BuzzFeed, Playboy, GQ, and McSweeney’s. In 2017, he was named by TIME Magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet.