Tuesday, March 27, 2012

SCMS 2012

I just returned from the Society for Cinema and Media Conference in Boston where I participated on a panel called Signal Traffic: Researching Media Infrastructures with Jonathan Sterne (McGill University), Nicole Starosielski (Miami University of Ohio), Shannon Mattern (the New School), and Cristina Venegas (UCSB). This panel emerged out of our "Signal Traffic: Art, Infrastructure, and Geography" workshops at UC Santa Barbara last year, which were funded by the UC Institute for Research in the Arts and the UC Humanities Institute. More info can be found here: http://www.signaltraffic.org/

Nicole Starosielski and I will be organizing a larger conference on this topic in 2013. Stay tuned...

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