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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

The Evolution of Fanfiction and Transformative Works from Print to the Internet Age

This project will explore the history of the production of transformative works in collaborative fan communities. The modern conception of a “fan” as a science fiction/fantasy nerd who dresses up, attends conventions, and writes stories about their favorite characters grew largely out of the 1960’s with the advent of Star Trek. Today, belonging to a [...]

By |2019-09-30T18:06:17-05:00September 30th, 2019|Colleigh, Track Proposals|0 Comments

Track Proposal: Short-form messaging

This research project will examine how humans have dealt with information demanding immediate attention through innovations in short-form, long-distance, text-based messaging technologies beginning the 19th century. Up until the early 20th century, access to these types of technologies, due to cost and proximity, were limited to wealthy individuals and institutional players like militaries and businesses. [...]

By |2019-09-30T12:03:28-05:00September 30th, 2019|Amanda, Track Proposals|0 Comments

Track Proposal: The Sociocultural Impacts the Development of the Still Image Has Had in American Culture   “One picture is worth one thousand words” – William Saroyan   I want to weigh the sociocultural impacts that photography has created in its evolution. Through the lens of empathy, how can we understand how photography has positively [...]

By |2018-02-28T16:02:55-05:00February 28th, 2018|Audy, Track Proposals|0 Comments

The Trajectory of Citizen Journalism: From the Print Press Era to the Internet Century

It’s the figure skating field of 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Winter Games. You spectate and record Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu’s elegant performance on the ice with your camera. Yuzuru scores highest and you eagerly post his skating video online with great congratulations. It’s Monday morning, you wake up and check twitter updates as usual [...]

By |2018-02-26T16:33:50-05:00February 26th, 2018|Luxuan, Track Proposals|0 Comments

Trajectory of Citizen journalism: From the Print Press era to the Internet Century

It’s the figure skating field of 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Winter Games. You spectate and record Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu’s elegant performance on the ice with your camera. Yuzuru scores highest and you eagerly post his skating video online with great congratulations. It’s Monday morning, you wake up and check twitter updates as usual [...]

By |2018-02-26T16:29:51-05:00February 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Trajectory of Citizen journalism: From the Print Press era to the Internet Century

Evolution of Television Industry in China and Social Conditions behind its Development

My project is going to explore the development of television in mainland China and it will also put this technical development into the broader narrative in China’s social development and changes. It will discuss how televisions have evolved, under what social conditions they are developed and what are their influence on the society. When the [...]

By |2018-02-21T13:21:32-05:00February 21st, 2018|Jin, Track Proposals|0 Comments