Digital Humanities Lunch Series Winter & Spring 2013

Co-Hosted by UCSD's Center for the Humanities & the UC San Diego Library Winter-Spring 2013

February 15 (Fri), Noon to 1:30 pm

Informal brown-bag – Seuss Room in Geisel Library

Tracy Fullerton (USC, Game Innovation Lab): American game designer, educator, and writer. Currently an Associate Professor in USC Interactive Media Division of USC School of Cinematic Arts and Director of Electronic Arts Game Innovation Lab.

March 15 (Fri), Noon to 1:30 pm

Informal brown-bag – S&E Events Room in Geisel Library

Tara McPherson (USC, Cinematic Arts): Teaches courses in digital media, television, and popular culture. Founding editor of journal Vectors and author of Reconstructing Dixie: Race, Gender and Nostalgia in the Imagined South. Co-editor of anthology Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Camera Obscura, The Velvet Light Trap, Discourse, Race in Cyberspace, 24, The New Media Handbook, The Visual Culture Reader 2.0, Virtual Publics and Basketball Jones.

April 18 (Thurs), 3:30-5:00 pm

Formal event followed by reception – Seuss Room in Geisel Library

Katherine Hayles (Duke University, Literature): Professor in Literature Program at Duke University. Author of numerous books, including How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics (1999), for which she won Rene Wellek Prize. Most recent publications are Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary (2008), a primer of electronic literature; My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts (2005); Nanoculture: Implications of the New Technoscience (ed.) (2004). Won numerous prestigious awards including Guggenheim Fellowship, Rockefeller Residential Fellowship, and 2 Presidential Research Fellowships from University of California.

April 19 (Fri), Noon to 1:30 pm

Informal brown-bag – Seuss Room in Geisel Library

Katherine Hayles (Duke University, Literature): Professor in Literature Program at Duke University. Author of numerous books, including How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics (1999), for which she won Rene Wellek Prize. Most recent publications are Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary (2008), a primer of electronic literature; My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts (2005); Nanoculture: Implications of the New Technoscience (ed.) (2004). Won numerous prestigious awards including Guggenheim Fellowship, Rockefeller Residential Fellowship, and 2 Presidential Research Fellowships from University of California.

May 17 (Fri), Noon to 1:30 pm

Informal brown-bag – Seuss Room in Geisel Library

Johanna Drucker (UCLA, Education & Information Science): Professor of Information Studies at GSE&IS. Holds BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts (1973) and PhD in Écriture from University of California, Berkeley (1986). Held Robertson Chair in Media Studies and was Professor in Department of English at University of Virginia. Served as creator and first director of Interdisciplinary Program in Media Studies. Helped establish Speculative Computing Laboratory, a research group dedicated to exploring experimental projects in field of humanities computing. Prior to appointments at University of Virginia, held faculty positions at University of Texas, Harvard University, Columbia University, Yale University, and SUNY Purchase. Research interests focus on aesthetics and digital media, particularly graphical communication and expressive character of visual forms of knowledge production. Publications include Sweet Dreams: Contemporary Art and Complicity (University of Chicago Press, 2005), Theorizing Modernism (Columbia University Press, 1994), The Visible Word: Experimental Typography and Modern Art (University of Chicago Press, 1994), The Alphabetic Labyrinth (Thames and Hudson, 1995), The Century of Artists’ Books (Granary Books, 1996), and SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Speculative Computing (2009). Coauthored (with Emily McVarish) Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide (Prentice Hall, 2008).

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