[SIGCIS-Members] Fwd: The Future is Prologue ICA Pre-con
fturner at stanford.edu
Fri Apr 3 17:31:10 PDT 2009
The ICA is hosting another preconference this year that seems to be
up our collective alley. It's "New Media, New Histories," with the
program below. Check it out.
-- Fred Turner
> See below for details regarding a pre-conference that will be part
> of the offerings at the annual ICA conference in Chicago this May.
> Entitled "The Future is Prologue: New Media, New Histories?," this
> preconference brings together scholars who are interested in
> considering new media in terms of history, and vice versa. There is
> still room for those who wish to attend this pre-conference, and we
> welcome all interested parties.
> Registration for the ICA conference and this pre-con can be found
> [the pre-conference is called PC3 in the registration system]
> And let's hear it for my co-planners, Nick Jankowski and Steve Jones.
> Dave Park
> The Future is Prologue:
> New Media, New Histories?
> An ICA Pre-Conference Organized by: New Media & Society, The
> University of Illinois at Chicago, And The Communication History
> Interest Group of the ICA
> Chicago, 21 May 2009
> University of Illinois at Chicago
> Lecture Center C1
> 8:00: Bus pickup at Marriott Hotel. Buses depart at 8:10 a.m. for
> 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.: Opening remarks
> 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Roundtable 1: Storage and New Media: Beyond
> the Container Metaphor
> The idea of storage operates as one of a number of
> helpful-though also constraining-visions of how information
> operates. New media connect the controversies connected to this
> idea of storage to long-standing disputes concerning the social role
> of information. How do media connect with different modes of
> storage? And how do issues relating to storage in turn connect with
> historiographical concerns? These will be the animating ideas of
> this roundtable.
> Devon Powers, "What Was Popular? New Media, History, and the
> Problem of
> the Music Charts"
> Sabryna Cornish, "Correcting History: The Perils of New
> Media Correction in a
> Digital Age"
> Adriana de Souza e Silva and Daniel M. Sutko, "Mobile
> Locative Interfaces as
> Potentiality: Actualizing Information in Space and
> Space as Information"
> Megan Sapnar, "From Old to New and Back Again: Broadcast
> Software Studies, and the Work of Web Historiography"
> Deborah Leiter, "Hidden in Plain Sight?: The Exigence of
> (Electronic) Visibility
> for Print Materials"
> Erik Glyttov, "Mediated Realities: Virtual Worlds as New
> Media and the
> Preservation of Digital Ancestry"
> 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Coffee Break
> 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Roundtable 2: The Theoretical in the
> Historical: De-Centering New Media History
> Media historians are often trained to avoid tendencies
> like technological determinism and Whig history. Related to these
> tendencies is the practice of reifying technologies and media,
> setting them aside as if they were naturally separate 'things'.
> This roundtable pulls together papers that exemplify the practice of
> de-centering new and old media through grounded understandings of
> social praxis, understood through varying theoretical lenses.
> D. Travers Scott, "The Utility of Sound Studies' Theory and
> Method for Histories
> of New Media and Communication Technologies"
> Peter D. Schaefer, "Reflections on the Sliding Signification
> of 'Interface'"
> Klaus Bruhn Jensen & Rasmus Helles, "The Internet as a
> Cultural Forum:
> Implications for Research"
> Josh Lauer, "Surveillance History and the History of New
> Benjamin Peters, "Media We Do Not Yet Know How to Talk
> About: History as
> New Media"
> Lance Porter, "A Multi-Method Examination of the Move from
> Print to New
> Media of Online Sports Reporters and Fans"
> Dawn Shepard, "The Closet and the House-Tops: Communication
> Technologies and the Paradox of Privacy"
> 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.: Lunch
> 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.: Roundtable 3: Doing History: New Media
> Historiography, and the History of History
> Historiography-understood as the methods of history and
> as the history of history-is of particular importance to those who
> take an historical approach to new media. How do new media-as
> storage tools and as analytic devices-intersect with the methods we
> use to do media history? And what methodological adjustments can we
> see in new media research?
> Jaako Suominen, "Gaming Legacy?: Four Approaches to the
> Relation Between
> Cultural Heritage and Digital Technology"
> Mark Brewin, "A History of the History of Objectivity"
> Simon Popple & David E. Morrison, "Opening the Archive: The
> BBC, New Media,
> and Media History"
> Meghan Dougherty, Jamaica Jones, and Steven M. Schneider,
> "911 at 10:
> Collaboration across Fields to Challenge Formats for
> New Media History"
> Michael Dick, "Writing a Prologue for 'Web Science':
> Situating an Evolving
> Discipline-and the New Media at its Core-Within
> Determinist- Constructivist Discourse and Medium
> Jan Fernback, "Knowledge Capital, ICTs, and the Academic
> 2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Break.
> 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Keynote address by speaker TBA
> 3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.: Break.
> 3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Roundtable 4: Historicizing New Media:
> Applying Historical Approaches to New Media Practice
> The future assumes numerous forms in media practice. The
> idea of the future-and the sense of possibility and flexibility that
> often comes with it-is of particular importance to new media
> practice. The papers collected here address the ideas of emergence
> and flexibility as they relate to new media.
> Holly Kruse, "Internet Gambling and the Changing Meanings of
> Domestic Space"
> Charles van den Heuvel, "Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web in
> Research from a
> Historical Perspective: The Designs of Paul Otlet
> (1868-1944) for Telecommunication and Machine
> Readable Documentation to Organize Research and
> Stephanie Schulte, "Blogging into the Future: The Internet
> as Unmediated Proxy
> of the Self"
> Deb Aikat, "Digitally Inspired: Classic Concepts, Texts and
> the Pioneers Who
> Shaped the Evolution of Computing in 1833-1945"
> Carolyn Kane, "Digital Art and Experimental Color Systems at
> Bell Laboratories,
> 1965-1984: Restoring Interdisciplinary Innovations
> and Color Systems to Media History"
> Patricia T. Whalen, "The Tipping Point for Newspapers: A
> Snapshot of an Industry
> in Denial"
> 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Closing Reception, featuring guided visit to
> the Electronic Visualization Laboratory.
> Though space for the EVL tours may be limited, there
> will be a chance for groups of approximately 25 attendees to take
> this tour sequentially.
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