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Fluttering Codes: A Cultural History of the Spit Flap

 

On November 23, 2020, the University of Pennsylvania’s Workshop on the History of Materials Texts hosted a “Writing on Objects” roadshow, and I shared “Fluttering Codes: A Cultural History of the Split Flap Display”; my presentation starts at around 22:00

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On Care and Repair in Community Tech

On October 13, 2020, I spoke with Rachel Coldicutt about care, repair, and maintenance in community tech, as part of their Community Tech Fellowship interview series

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Purity and Security: A Cultural History of Plexiglass

Invited Speaker, “Purity and Security: A Cultural History of Plexiglass,” “The City as Environmental Mediation,” Material and Visual Culture Seminar, Centre for Digital Anthropology, University College London (virtual), November 2, 2020

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Urban Auscultation: ABC Radio

Urban Auscultation,” Interview with Jonathan Green, Blueprint, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (October 31, 2020)

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Data and the Pandemic

On October 21, 2020, Emily Bowe, Erin Simmons, and I joined Scott Knowles on COVIDCalls to discuss “Data and the Pandemic” [podcast]

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Listening with the Pandemic

On October 4, 2020, I joined Mark Andrejevic, Andrew Brooks, Sean Dockray, Vladan Joler, Yeshimabeit Milner, James Parker, Thao Phan, and Joel Stern to discuss “Listening with the Pandemic” for the Unsound Music Festival

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Phenomenology and Data

I joined Jocelyn Frank and Dietmar Offenhuber for “Phenomenology and Data,” hosted by the Princeton-Mellon Research Forum on the Urban Environment, Princeton University (virtual), on September 16, 2020. My talk, “Data Made Material,” examined the ways data capture our multisensorial experiences of the pandemic and the compounding crises of 2020.

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Language and Communication Protocols

I co-organized and moderated “Protocols as Language and Communication” with artist Jesse Chun, media scholar Meredith D. Clark, assistive technology expert Chancey Fleet, and artist / educator / activist Taeyoon Choi. Hosted online by the Vera List Center at The New School.

Seminar 1: Protocols as Language and Communication from Vera List Center on Vimeo.

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The Role of Libraries in the Digital Age (2020)

Invited Moderator and Speaker, “Digital Praxis: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Age,” with Public Books, the Institute for Public Knowledge, and NYU Libraries, New York University, February 26, 2020

Digital Praxis: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Age from NYU-TV on Vimeo.

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Care, Repair and Maintenance (2020)

Invited Speaker, “Infrastructural Love in Times of COVID-19: Care, Repair and Maintenance,” University of Melbourne, Australia (virtual), May 20, 2020.