Friday, February 20, 2015
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Explore new media theory, data histories, network culture and information ecologies in this interdisciplinary symposium. This event is part of the Wayne Morse Center’s theme of inquiry on Media and Democracy and is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Keynote Speaker

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun will give the keynote address on Habitual New Media. Chun is the 2014-15 Wayne Morse Chair of Law and Politics. She is a professor of modern culture and media at Brown University and the author of Habitual New Media and Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics.


9 a.m.

9:10-10:30 a.m.    Introduction: Colin Koopman

  • Wendy Chun—”Habitual New Media”

10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.   Moderator: Daniel Rosenberg, UO

  • Sarah Igo, “Our Data, Ourselves?: The Specter of the Databank and the Privacy of Persons in the 1960s U.S.”
  • Erkki Huhtamo, “Obscured by the Cloud: an Archaeological Investigation of Cloud Computing”
  • Tung-Hui Hu, “Lethargic Media: Melancholy, Forgetting, and the Internet Data Center”

12:45-2:15 p.m

2:15-3:45 p.m.    Moderator: Michael Allan, UO

  • Kris Paulsen, “The Digit and the Digital: Touching Data”
  • Natasha Dow Schull, “Data for Life: Digital Tracking as Self-Care”

4:15-5:45 p.m.    Moderator: Kate Mondloch, UO

  • Rita Raley, “Disintegrated Data, or Not Inhabiting New Media”
  • Markus Krajewski, “Elektra in the Kitchen. Or, how to cook your data (multimedia version)”

5:45 p.m.

Read about the panelists

Organizers: UO faculty members Colin Koopman, Department of Philosophy; Kate Mondloch, Department of the History of Art and Architecture and director of New Media and Culture Certificate; Daniel Rosenberg, Clark Honors College and History Department; Michael Allan, Department of Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies Program; and Margaret Hallock, Wayne Morse Center.

Cosponsors: Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, College of Arts and Sciences, New Media and Culture Certificate program, Oregon Humanities Center, Clark Honors College, Center for the Study of Women in Society, Academic Affairs, Department of Philosophy, Center for Cyber Security, and the History Department.


Speakers will also take part in an invitation-only workshop on February 21, 2015.