University of Oregon

"Living Data: Inhabiting New Media" Symposium

Who Should Come: 
This event is open to the public.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Jordan Schnitzer Art Museum, Ford Lecture Hall

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.


  • 9:00 a.m.: Opening Remarks
  • 9:10 a.m.: Keynote Address — Wendy Chun, "Habitual New Media"
  • 10:45 a.m.: Panel 1 — Moderator: Kate Mondloch, 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 p.m.: Lunch Break
  • 2:15 p.m.: Panel 2 — 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 p.m.: Panel 3 — Moderator: Dan Rosenberg, UO
    • Rita Raley, "The Post-Alphabetic Future"
    • Markus Krajewski, "Elektra in the Kitchen. Or, how to cook your data (multimedia version)"
  • 5:45 p.m.: Reception
Contact: Colin Koopman
Cosponsors: Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, College of Arts and Sciences, New Media Certificate Program, Oregon Humanities Center, Clark Honors College, Center for the Study of Women in Society, Academic Affairs, Department of Philosophy, UO Center for Cyber Security, and the History Department.
Organizers: UO faculty members Colin Koopman, Kate Mondloch, Dan Rosenberg, Michael Allan and Margaret Hallock.
Speakers will also take part in an invitation-only workshop on February 21, 2015.