Events
History and Theory

01 Mar, 2018 History and Theory

The Software Arts

with Warren Sacks

Chair and Professor of Film + Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz Read more

16 Nov, 2017 History and Theory

Porn Sequence

with Hoang Tan Nguyen
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17 Oct, 2017 History and Theory

Between the Digital and the Political: New Ecologies of Mind

with Erich Hörl, Yuk HuiLuciana Parisi
Panel Discussion with David Bates & Warren Sack
with support from the Townsend Center and the Dean of Arts and Humanities
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12 Oct, 2017 History and Theory

Lifestyle Algorithms: Wearable Technology as Self-Regulation

with Natasha Schull
Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU
Presented in partnership with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society

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13 Apr, 2017 History and Theory

Technology and Forensic Evidence: Chilean Human Rights Investigations

with Eden Medina
Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing, Affiliated Associate Professor of Law, and Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington Read more

04 Apr, 2017 History and Theory

Digital Doomsday: A Perspective from the Pathology Called Europe

with Jan De Vos
Postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University (BE) Read more

02 Mar, 2017 History and Theory

The Pirate Function

with Kavita Philip, Associate Professor of History  Read more

13 Nov, 2016 History and Theory

Video Analytics: From Keywords to Keyframes

with Virginia Kuhn,

Associate Professor in the Division of Media Arts + Practice and Associate Director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy in the School of Cinematic Arts at USC Read more

14 Oct, 2016 History and Theory

Technology, Space, Reason: Infrastructures of Knowledge in the Anthropocene

with Paul Edwards

A continuation of the Symposium, sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities. Read more

13 Oct, 2016 History and Theory

Technology, Space, Reason: Infrastructures of Knowledge in the Anthropocene

with Paul Edwards

Sponsored by the Townsend Center, the Dean of Humanities, the Berkeley Center for New Media, and the Department of Rhetoric. Read more

29 Sep, 2016 History and Theory

A Workshop on Network Analysis for Film & Media

with Miriam Posner Read more

17 Mar, 2016 History and Theory

Critical Play

Mary Flanagan will explore this rich history and point to the theoretical concerns that arise when playing critically.  Read more

11 Feb, 2016 History and Theory

Machine Generated Culpability

with Ahmed Ghappour, law professor at UC Hastings Read more

16 Nov, 2015 History and Theory

Design, Geopolitics, and Planetary-Scale Computing

with Benjamin Bratton, UCSD Professor and Design Theorist Read more

02 Apr, 2015 History and Theory

System Addict

A lecture on "Technologies of Humanity in Contemporary R&B Music"

by Alexander G. Weheliye, Northwestern Professor Read more

05 Mar, 2015 History and Theory

Against the Cultural Singularity

A lecture by Alan Liu, UCSB Profesor Read more

26 Feb, 2015 History and Theory

Gamic Orientalism

by Chris Goto-Jones, Leiden University Read more

19 Feb, 2015 History and Theory

Intermedia Dance

An HTNM lecture by Elizabeth Freeman, UCD Professor Read more

13 Nov, 2014 History and Theory

Cold War Multimedia: The Democratic Surround

An HTNM lecture by Fred Turner, Associate Professor of Communication at Stanford University Read more

02 Oct, 2014 History and Theory

Cloud Policy

A lecture by Jennifer Holt (Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at UCSB) this October, held at Stephens Hall Read more

06 Mar, 2014 History and Theory

The Cybernetic Hypothesis

A History and Theory lecture by Alex Galloway, philosophy writer and programmer. Co-sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Read more

06 Feb, 2014 History and Theory

Indigenous Circuits

A lecture by Lisa Nakamura, "Navajo Women and the Racialization of Early Electronic Manufacture" Read more

07 Nov, 2013 History and Theory

Media Infrastructures

A History and Theory lecture by Lisa Parks, UCSB Professor and former Film & Media Studies Department Chair Read more

28 Oct, 2013 History and Theory

Forensic Architecture

A History and Theory of New Media lecture by Eyal Weizman, architect, University of London Professor Read more

19 Sep, 2013 History and Theory

Mia Laboro: How To Do Generative Humanities

with Peter Lunenfeld, UCLA Design Media Arts Professor Read more

14 Mar, 2013 History and Theory

Amateurdom and Its Discontents

with Lisa Gitelman, media historian
Co-sponsored by the Department of Rhetoric Read more

31 Jan, 2013 History and Theory

Media Materialities

An HTNM lecture by Stefan Andriopoulos, Germanic Languages Chair at Coumbia University Read more

25 Oct, 2012 History and Theory

Imagined Networks

with Wendy Chun, Prof. of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University Read more

27 Sep, 2012 History and Theory

Camouflage Media

with Hanna Rose Shell, Associate Professor in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT Read more

06 Sep, 2012 History and Theory

Applied Topology

with Geoff Manaugh, author of BLDGBLOG and former senior editor of Dwell magazine Read more

26 Apr, 2012 History and Theory

Tactical Media

with Rita Raley, Associate Prof. of English, among other distinguished appointments Read more

09 Feb, 2012 History and Theory

Media Piracy

A History and Theory of New Media lecture with Adrian Johns (University of Chicago) Read more

18 Nov, 2011 History and Theory

Lydia Liu, in conversation with Martin Jay and David Bates on her new book, "The Freudian Robot"

The author of "The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious" talking to Martin Jay (History) and David Bates (Rhetoric) Read more

03 Nov, 2011 History and Theory

Transmedia

A History and Theory of New Media lecture by Henry Jenkins (USC) Read more

13 Oct, 2011 History and Theory

How to Knit a Popular History of Media

with Kristen Haring (Auburn University) Read more

06 Sep, 2011 History and Theory

Technology as the Architect of our Intimacies

with Sherry Turkle -- pioneering technologist; professor, author, consultant, researcher and licensed clinical psychologist Read more