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3 Oct 2017

Sarah Florini Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-10-10T16:45:53+00:00 Tue, Oct 3, 2017|Uncategorized|

Though publics are often conceived of as bounded by platform, users frequently deploy platforms in conjunction to create trans-platform digitally networked publics. The multi-media and trans-platform nature of such publics provide users with a range of affordances that allow them to oscillate the public between functioning as an enclave or as a counter-public. This

29 Aug 2017

Kevin Hamilton Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-09-26T18:45:15+00:00 Tue, Aug 29, 2017|Uncategorized|

This presentation will explore the unique ethical, creative, and epistemological potentials of explicitly placing art or design in a subservient role to other disciplinary agendas in research-based inquiry. Historical and contemporary examples from within and without the presenter’s experiences will animate this overview and dialogue on intentional asymmetry in arts-integrative collaborative relationships.

4 Apr 2017

Josh Shepperd Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-04-17T10:53:15+00:00 Tue, Apr 4, 2017|Uncategorized|

At a moment when public media is facing the threat of elimination from lawmakers, this presentation examines the organizational contributions made by noncommercial media research to U.S. informational history. Taking an institutional approach, this presentation looks at the infrastructural origins of public media in archival distribution practices after WWII. In 1948 educational broadcasters were

30 Jan 2017

Kishonna Gray Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-05-12T17:44:38+00:00 Mon, Jan 30, 2017|Digital Dialogues, Events|

As racial projects, video games legitimize white masculinity and hegemonic ideology through the ‘othering’ process. This is performed via pixelated minstrelsy by depicting Black and Brown bodies as objects to be destroyed and women as bodies to be dominated. The mediated story of Black characters is limited and situated within buffoonery (comedy) or crime

12 Oct 2016

Gregory Zinman Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-05-12T14:48:25+00:00 Wed, Oct 12, 2016|Uncategorized|

This talk describes the discovery and significance of Etude (1967), a previously unknown work by media artist Nam June Paik identified by the author in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s recently-acquired Paik archive. Composed at Bell Labs, in collaboration with engineers, and written in an early version of FORTRAN, Etude stands as one of the earliest works of digital art—although

5 Oct 2015

Reading, Rereading, Recovering Electronic Literature

By | 2016-01-21T18:20:02+00:00 Mon, Oct 5, 2015|

Three esteemed scholars as well as fiction writer Bill Bly will joined MITH to celebrate the University of Maryland's acquisition of Bly's literary papers, including his computer diskettes and other born-digital materials.

5 Oct 2015

Future of Electronic Literature Symposium

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:31+00:00 Mon, Oct 5, 2015|

The Electronic Literature Organization's Future of Electronic Literature Symposium at MITH at the University of Maryland, College Park was a May 2007 event that brought e-lit writers, scholars, and an interested public together for an open mouse/open mic, a daylong symposium, and an ELO board meeting.

1 Sep 2015

Elizabeth Losh Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:22+00:00 Tue, Sep 1, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

The study of computational media still has far to go when it comes to contradicting the solo white male inventor myths that are often reified in mainstream culture, although recent work in media archaeology that emphasizes the manual labor of participants with the apparatus is changing the narrative about the rise of software culture. It

6 Jul 2015

Digital Poetry: Comparative Textual Performances in Trans-medial Spaces

By | 2015-12-14T22:01:55+00:00 Mon, Jul 6, 2015|

This was a project of Spring 2010 MITH Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Mirona Magearu. Her dissertation, 'Digital Poetry: Comparative Textual Performances in Trans-medial Spaces,' extends work on notions of space and performance developed by media and poetry theorists. Magearu analyzed how contemporary technologies re-define the writing space of digital poetry making by investigating the configuration and the function of this space in the writing of the digital poem.