Jen Hughes is a cultural anthropologist now working for Discovery Communication's Curiosity Project. She assists the Chief Curator and produces content for Curiosity.com including her own interviews with scientists, researchers, scholars, entrepreneurs and technological innovators. This gives Jen a unique participatory perspective in her own research on the production of knowledge in social institutions (digital and physical) and the use of data-scapes to promote connectivity, sameness, and projects of collectivity and naitonhood. A former Smithsonian intern at both the National Air and Space Museum, and the National Museum of American History, Jen hopes to continue to study how language, history, and culture collaborate and collide in meaning-making. Her newest project investigates digital heritage, tourism, cultural exports and landscapes/spaces in contemporary Iceland. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College in both anthropology and gender studies, Jen hopes to encourage all people to ask big questions and be inspired to find their own answers.