Roxy Theater

Digging Through Archives and Dirt: Entangling Media Archaeology, Archaeology Proper, and Architectural History

Presentation by Shannon Mattern (The New School). In the introduction to their new media archaeology anthology, Erkki Huhtamo and Jussi Parikka propose that “[m]edia archaeology should not be confused with archaeology as a discipline. When media archaeologists claim that they

Roxy Theater

Digging Through Archives and Dirt: Entangling Media Archaeology, Archaeology Proper, and Architectural History

Presentation by Shannon Mattern (The New School). In the introduction to their new media archaeology anthology, Erkki Huhtamo and Jussi Parikka propose that “[m]edia archaeology should not be confused with archaeology as a discipline. When media archaeologists claim that they

HalfInch3

Half-Inch Revolution: Guerrilla Television’s Tape Networks

Presentation by Kris Paulsen (The Ohio State University). The Rays, a 1970 videotape by the Raindance Corporation, shows something curious: As the three collaborators record each other, rhythmic waves flow across the screen. In each wave there are bits of

HalfInch3

Half-Inch Revolution: Guerrilla Television’s Tape Networks

Presentation by Kris Paulsen (The Ohio State University). The Rays, a 1970 videotape by the Raindance Corporation, shows something curious: As the three collaborators record each other, rhythmic waves flow across the screen. In each wave there are bits of

Dolphins, Drugs and Circuitry: Network-building in Postwar Interspecies Communication Research

Presentation by John Shiga (McGill University). In the 1950s and 1960s, renowned neurophysiologist, John C. Lilly, received funding from several U.S. government agencies including NASA and the U.S. Navy to conduct experimental research on the feasibility of human communication with dolphins.

Dolphins, Drugs and Circuitry: Network-building in Postwar Interspecies Communication Research

Presentation by John Shiga (McGill University). In the 1950s and 1960s, renowned neurophysiologist, John C. Lilly, received funding from several U.S. government agencies including NASA and the U.S. Navy to conduct experimental research on the feasibility of human communication with dolphins.

Film Power, Off the Grid: Electrical Networks and Studio Technologies in Paris, 1904-1925

Presentation by Brian R. Jacobson (Oklahoma State University). Alongside the cameras and projectors sold in typical early film catalogues, in 1911 the French company Gaumont advertised a more revealing, if unexpected “film” device. Gaumont’s redresseurs statiques – static inverters –

Film Power, Off the Grid: Electrical Networks and Studio Technologies in Paris, 1904-1925

Presentation by Brian R. Jacobson (Oklahoma State University). Alongside the cameras and projectors sold in typical early film catalogues, in 1911 the French company Gaumont advertised a more revealing, if unexpected “film” device. Gaumont’s redresseurs statiques – static inverters –

buried

Bundled, Buried and Behind Closed Doors: Examining New York City’s Concentrated Internet Infrastructure

Screening by Ben Mendelsohn (The New School). This project consists of an academic paper as well as a ten minute video documentary. I intend to screen the documentary while offering supplemental discussion from my paper. Lower Manhattan’s 60 Hudson Street

buried

Bundled, Buried and Behind Closed Doors: Examining New York City’s Concentrated Internet Infrastructure

Screening by Ben Mendelsohn (The New School). This project consists of an academic paper as well as a ten minute video documentary. I intend to screen the documentary while offering supplemental discussion from my paper. Lower Manhattan’s 60 Hudson Street

Ethernet

Why is “Ether” in the “Ethernet”?

Presentation by Peter Schaefer (Marymount Manhattan College). This paper uses a comparative analysis of published appearances of “ether” by computer scientists in the 1970s and physicists in the 1880s.  In 1973, at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), computer

Ethernet

Why is “Ether” in the “Ethernet”?

Presentation by Peter Schaefer (Marymount Manhattan College). This paper uses a comparative analysis of published appearances of “ether” by computer scientists in the 1970s and physicists in the 1880s.  In 1973, at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), computer

comics

The Pirate As Archivist: Reading Digital Comic Book Scans

Presentation by Darren Wershler (Concordia University). Affordable high-quality colour scanners, cheap storage media, open file formats, peer-to-peer networking, file storage locker services and high-bandwidth home connections have all contributed to the online availability of magazines and comics from the early

comics

The Pirate As Archivist: Reading Digital Comic Book Scans

Presentation by Darren Wershler (Concordia University). Affordable high-quality colour scanners, cheap storage media, open file formats, peer-to-peer networking, file storage locker services and high-bandwidth home connections have all contributed to the online availability of magazines and comics from the early