Thursday April 19
“The Information Defense Industry and the History of Networks.” Adrian Johns, Allan Grant Maclear Professor, Department of History, Chair, Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science at the University of Chicago, and author of Death of a Pirate: British and the Making of the Information Age (W.W. Norton, 2010), Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates (University of Chicago Press, 2009), and The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making (University of Chicago Press, 1998).
Friday April 20
“Network Effects?“ Richard R. John is professor at the Columbia Journalism School at Columbia University, where he teaches the history of communications in Columbia’s Ph. D. program in communications. He is the author of Spreading the News: The American Postal System from Franklin to Morse (1995) and Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications (2010).
“A Public Philosophy for Data Capture Systems.” Jussi Parikka, Reader in Media & Design at Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton), and author of Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses (2007), Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology (2010), and Media Archaeology: Approaches, Applications, Implications (2011).
Saturday April 21
“Network Returns.” Lisa Gitelman, Associate Professor of Media and English at New York University, and author of Scripts, Grooves, and Writing Machines: Representing Technology in the Edison Era (2000), New Media, 1740-1915 (2004), and Always Already New: Media, History, and the Data of Culture (2008).
“Remembering Networks: Agrippa, RoSE, and Network Archaeology.” Alan Liu, Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and author ofThe Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information (2004) and Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database (2008).