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Lecture: Margaret Schwartz, On Revolutionary Tenderness: Towards a Feminist Ethics of Care for the Digital Age
Margaret Schwartz (Fordham University) delivered a lecture titled On Revolutionary Tenderness: Towards a Feminist Ethics of Care for the Digital Age. Read More ›

Lecture: Pooja Rangan, Autism, Voice, and the Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary
Pooja Rangan (Amherst College) delivered a lecture titled Autism, Voice, and the Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary Read More ›

Andrew Kopec (Indiana University - Purdue University, Fort Wayne), Data Trouble: Toward a General Theory
Andrew Kopec (Indiana University - Purdue University, Fort Wayne) delivered a lecture titled Data Trouble: Toward a General Theory Read More ›

Anna Everett (UCSB), Gaming Matters: Playing with Black Womyn MPCs
Anna Everett (UCSB) delivered a lecture titled Gaming Matters: Playing with Black Womyn MPCs Read More ›

Critical Cyberculture › An interview with Matt Tierney
On March 31, 2016, Matt Tierney delivered a lecture for the DCMI speaker series in Critical Media and Digital Studies titled "Critical Cyberculture in the Large World House." This follow-up interview was conducted by John Schneider, the DCMI's graduate assistant from 2014–2016, by email between June 7 and June 14, 2016. The interview covers topics including media studies' critical lexicon; the logic of the "post-" in "post-45", "postwar", and "post-politics"; interdisciplinarity; and the disruptive possibilities of negativist aesthetics. Read More ›

Lecture: Tom Eyers (Duquesne University), Formalism in a Positivist Age
Tom Eyers (Duquesne University) delivered a lecture titled Formalism in a Positivist Age Read More ›

Lecture: Matt Tierney (Penn State), Critical Cyberculture in the Large World House
Matt Tierney (Penn State) delivered a lecture titled Critical Cyberculture in the Large World House Read More ›

Anna Everett (UCSB), Gaming Matters: Playing with Black Womyn MPCs
UPDATE: EVENT CANCELED (2015-12-01). Anna Everett (UCSB) will deliver a lecture titled Gaming Matters: Playing with Black Womyn MPCs Read More ›

Lecture: Siona Wilson (CUNY), Anarchy in the ICA: COUM Transmissions’ Queer Aesthetic
Siona Wilson (CUNY) delivered a lecture titled Anarchy in the ICA: COUM Transmissions’ Queer Aesthetic Read More ›

Feminism, posthumanism, new media art › An interview with María Fernández
On April 9, 2015, María Fernández delivered a lecture for the DCMI speaker series in Critical Media and Digital Studies titled "Reading Posthumanism in Feminist New Media Arts." This follow-up interview was conducted by Brian Lennon, DCMI Director, by email during May–August 2015. The interview covers topics including the intersection of media theory with postcolonial studies and with feminism and gender and sexuality studies; feminist, posthumanist, and new materialist approaches to cultural analysis; and feminism and the linguistic turn. Read More ›

Gaming at the edge › An interview with Adrienne Shaw
On March 19, 2015, Adrienne Shaw delivered a lecture for the DCMI speaker series in Critical Media and Digital Studies titled "Gaming at the Edge: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Video Games." This follow-up interview was conducted by Brian Lennon, DCMI Director, by email during May 2015. The interview covers topics including questions of intersectionality and representation, audience research and game studies, qualitative research methodologies, ideology critique, and the influence of Stuart Hall. Read More ›

The Open Internet › An interview with Andrew L. Russell
On January 29, 2015, Andrew L. Russell delivered a lecture for the DCMI speaker series in Critical Media and Digital Studies titled "The Open Internet: An Exploration in Network Archaeology." This follow-up interview was conducted by Brian Lennon, DCMI Director, by email during February and March 2015. The interview covers topics including overly tidy Internet histories, the Internet's autocratic origin, Internet history as an episode in the history of capitalism, Silicon Valley cyberlibertarianism, and the history and ideological function of terms like "open" and "neutrality." Read More ›

DCMI Lecture in Critical Media and Digital Studies: Speaker introduction of María Fernández
Brian Lennon introduced María Fernández speaking on Reading Posthumanism in Feminist New Media Arts Read More ›

DCMI Lecture in Critical Media and Digital Studies: María Fernández, Reading Posthumanism in Feminist New Media Arts
María Fernández delivered a lecture titled Reading Posthumanism in Feminist New Media Arts Read More ›

DCMI Lecture in Critical Media and Digital Studies: Speaker introduction of Adrienne Shaw
Brian Lennon introduced Adrienne Shaw speaking on Gaming at the Edge: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Video Games Read More ›

DCMI Lecture in Critical Media and Digital Studies: Adrienne Shaw, Gaming at the Edge: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Video Games
Adrienne Shaw delivered a lecture titled Gaming at the Edge: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Video Games Read More ›

DCMI Lecture in Critical Media and Digital Studies: Speaker introduction of Andrew Russell
Brian Lennon introduced Andrew L. Russell speaking on The Open Internet: An Exploration in Network Archaeology Read More ›

DCMI Lecture in Critical Media and Digital Studies: Andrew L. Russell, The Open Internet: An Exploration in Network Archaeology
Andrew L. Russell delivered a lecture titled The Open Internet: An Exploration in Network Archaeology Read More ›

The Ethnographic Origins of Modern Media › An interview with Brian Hochman
On December 9, 2014, Brian Hochman delivered a lecture for the DCMI speaker series in Critical Media and Digital Studies titled "The Ethnographic Origins of Modern Media: A Brief History, in Color." This follow-up interview was conducted by Brian Lennon, DCMI Director, by email during December 2014 and January 2015. The interview covers topics including the origin of media studies in ethnographic linguistics, sound technologies and cultural historiography, the title phrase "savage preservation," and the inevitability of digital obsolescence. Read More ›

DCMI Lecture in Critical Media and Digital Studies: Speaker introduction of Brian Hochman
Brian Lennon introduced Brian Hochman speaking on The Ethnographic Origins of Modern Media: A Brief History, in Color Read More ›

DCMI Lecture in Critical Media and Digital Studies: Brian Hochman, The Ethnographic Origins of Modern Media: A Brief History, in Color
Brian Hochman delivered a lecture entitled The Ethnographic Origins of Modern Media: A Brief History, in Color Read More ›

DCMI Lecture in Critical Media and Digital Studies: Speaker introduction of Astra Taylor
Brian Lennon introduced Astra Taylor speaking about her book The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age Read More ›

DCMI Lecture in Critical Media and Digital Studies: Astra Taylor, The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age
Astra Taylor spoke about her book The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age Read More ›

DCMI Reading Group: Astra Taylor, The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age
The DCMI reading group met on September 25, 2014 to discuss Astra Taylor's The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age Read More ›

Initial commit
Launch announcement for the Digital Culture and Media Initiative, Department of English, Pennsylvania State University Read More ›