Media, Technology, and Society
Organizers: Laura DeNardis and Despina Kakoudaki
This working group will provide an interdisciplinary space for examining the implications of emerging technologies for society and culture. New forms of media serve as the pervasive social structures supporting political discourse, commerce, individual identity expression, and communication. This group will study how society both shapes and is shaped by media technologies, and how this interplay forms the basis of social and economic power and rights in the digital age.
Tuesday April 13, 2016, 3-5 pm, Battelle 228
Drones: Kate Chandler
We will focus on drones and their contemporary uses, both military and civilian. Kate Chandler (Assistant Professor, Georgetown University) is completing a book on the history of drones and unmanned flight. Kate will be there to present her work. Group participants will receive a PDF of her chapter, “American Kamikaze: Television-Guided Assault Drones in World War II,” for discussion during our meeting.
Also, we will comment on Grégoire Chamayou’s recent book, A Theory of the Drone, which theorizes questions of drone warfare in contemporary contexts.
And a recent review of the book here: http://www.jadaliyya.com/
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 3-5 pm, Battelle 228
Game Design: Mike Treanor
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015, 2.30-4 pm, Battelle 228
This is our introductory meeting, please join us to discuss your interests, current projects, and the way you want the group to proceed in the next year.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 11:00 a.m McKinley Building, Media Innovation Lab
Maggie Burnette Stogner, New Lens on the Past: A Creative Exploration of How 21st century Media Technologies Reinterpret History
Tuesday. Dcember 1, 2015, 11:00 a.m. McKinley Building, Media Innovation Lab
Interested in joining?