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Constructing Knowledge: The Materiality of Information

I plan to explore the materiality behind knowledge construction by analyzing key technologies from the advent of the most basic inscription tools, to the technologies being created to sift through and rank the torrents of information and data that are continually generated today. What kind of information was being inscribed with the earliest writing tools? [...]

By |2019-10-01T12:15:36-05:00October 1st, 2019|Alex, Track Proposals|0 Comments

Hearing Racial Identity: A History of Radio from Minstrelsy to Podcasts

Since the height of modernism, radio has been a negotiated site of both racial hegemony and political resistance, an amorphous cultural text whose historical record offers a nuanced dialogue between American capitalism, technological determinism, politics of colorblind white liberalism and mass communication. With so-called Golden Age programs like The Amos and Andy Show (1928-1960) and [...]

By |2019-10-01T10:23:09-05:00October 1st, 2019|Ben, Track Proposals|0 Comments