Jonny Sun

PhD Student, MIT

Jonny Sun is the author behind @jonnysun and everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too (HarperPerennial, 2017), and one of TIME Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People on the Internet of 2017. He is currently a doctoral student at MIT, an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, and a creative researcher at the Harvard metaLAB, where he studies social media and online community. As a playwright, Jonathan’s work has been performed at the Yale School of Drama, Factory Theater in Toronto, Hart House Theater, and Theater Lab in Toronto. As an artist and illustrator, his work has been commissioned by the New Haven ArtSpace, and exhibited at MIT, the Yale School of Architecture, and the University of Toronto. He previously studied as an architect (M.Arch., Yale) and engineer (B.A.Sc., University of Toronto). He is the creator of @tinycarebot and the co-creator of the MIT Humor Series. His work has appeared on NPR and in TIME Magazine, BuzzFeedPlayboyGQ, and McSweeney’s. Recently, he was profiled in the New York Times.