[-empyre-] Introducing Week 3 Guests and many thanks to our Guests of Week 2Thanks

Timothy Conway Murray tcm1 at cornell.edu
Sat Apr 19 08:18:22 EST 2014

Hi, Everyone.  Sorry that travels have delayed my introduction of our
featured guests of the third week of our discussion of Critical Making in
International Contexts. First, Renate and I would like to extend our
gratitude to Calin Man (Romania), Michael  Simeone (US), Joyce Rudinsky
(US) and Victoria Szabo (US) who lent their critical voices to our
discussion.  We also deeply appreciate Denisa Kera's posts from Cina and
are hoping that we might benefit from an additional report from her about
making in the context of Asia.  I might mention that this week's -empyre-
discussions were the subject of discussion at yesterday's conference at
the University of California Davis, "Publication Mismatches: Is There a
Common Currency for Academic Credit?" organized by Mario Biagioli, Jim
Griesemer, and Allison Fish.

As we gear up for the HASTAC meetings in Peru next week, we're looking
forward to continuing their thoughts with Week Three's special guests, all
of whom we are looking forward to seeing in Lima for HASTAC Peru:
Elizabeth Losh (US), Jentery Sayers (Canada), Nina Belojevic (Canada),
Shaun Macpherson (Canada), Katielynn McQueston (Canada).  Welcome to the
discussion, all.  We are anticipating a fascinating week under your
activation, which Renate and I will be moderating from Peru where we
travel at the beginning of the week.


Elizbeth Losh isDirector of Academic Programs, Sixth College and Director
of the Culture, Art & Technology Program
at the University of California, San Diego.  She has been an important
voice of the HASTAC Digital Media Learning blog and studies media
history, institutions as digital content-creators, the discourses of the
"virtual state," the media literacy of policy makers and authority
figures, online political activism for human rights, electronic art that
hacktivism, and the rhetoric surrounding regulatory attempts to limit
digital practices.  Liz has published
articles about digital literacy, citizen journalism, videogames for the
military and emergency first-responders, government websites and YouTube
channels, state-funded distance learning efforts, national digital
political blogging, congressional hearings on the Internet, and the role of
gender and sexuality in technoculture.

Jentery Sayers is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the
Maker Lab in the Humanities (maker.uvic.ca) at the University of Victoria.
research is anchored in applied media studies, and his current book
project (a
cultural history of magnetic recording) is under construction with
of Michigan Press. He's been a member of HASTAC since 2008.

Kaitlynn McQueston is a 2014 MFA candidate at the University of
Victoria in Visual Arts. Her work focuses on labour and the urban
landscape as
it relates to technology and power. She has showcased her work in galleries
across Canada including Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Victoria. She's
had public shows in alternative spaces such as bank vaults, boulevards and
ways. She is working as a research assistant in the Maker Lab under Jentery
Sayers. Kaitlynn is one of the 2014 HASTAC scholars.

Shaun Macpherson is an M.A student in English and Cultural, Social,
and Political Thought at the University of Victoria. A former HASTAC
his research focuses on the impacts of physical computing and everted
technologies on subjectivity. He works at the Maker Lab in the Humanities
at the Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, where he is the editorial
assistant for CTHEORY.

Viola Lasmana is a PhD student and Dornsife Doctoral Fellow in the English
at University of Southern California, as well as a USC Transpacific Studies
Graduate Fellow. She received her master¹s degree from San Francisco State
University, and her bachelor¹s degree from the University of San Francisco.
Viola works in the intersections of digital humanities, American and
literatures, postcolonial studies, and theories of the archive. She is also
particularly interested in the generative potentials of the theory and
of remix for both scholarship and pedagogy.

Thanks for weighing in, everyone.


Timothy Murray
Professor of Comparative Literature and English
Director, Society for the Humanities
Curator, Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media
A D White House
Cornell University,
Ithaca, New York 14853

On 4/15/14 10:54 PM, "Renate Ferro" <rtf9 at cornell.edu> wrote:

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