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Information + Humanities Confernence

Oct. 28-29, 2016   /   Nittany Lion Inn

All sessions take place at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.

Friday October 28

9:00-9:30: Coffee/breakfast

9:30-10:30: Welcome

  • Eric Hayot (Penn State), "Information as a Humanistic Concept"

10:45-12:30: Session 1

  • Chair: Cory Geraths (Penn State University)
  • Bernard Geoghegan (Yale University/Coventry University), “Information”
  • Wolf Kittler (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Information and/or Energy”
  • Alan Liu (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Infrastructure”

12:45-2:00:  Buffet lunch

2:00-3:45:  Session 2

  • Chair: Eric Novotny (Penn State University)
  • Bonnie Mak (University of Illinois), “Metadata”
  • Jeremy Braddock (Cornell University), “Libraries, 1939”
  • Laura Helton (Penn State University), “Classification”
  • Xiao Liu (McGill University/Penn State University), “Interface”

Coffee break

4:00-5:45:  Session 3

  • Chair: Jessamyn Abel (Penn State University)
  • Wendy Chun (Brown University), “Network Analysis and Identity Politics”
  • Catherine D'Ignazio (Emerson College), “Visualization”
  • Victoria Salinger (Penn State University), "Computer Art at Bell Labs"

6:00:  Conference dinner

SATURDAY October 29

9:00-9:30:  Coffee/breakfast

9:45-11:30:  Session 4

  • Chair: Leisha Jones (Penn State University)
  • Sara Grossman, (Penn State University), “Reduction”
  • Caroline Levine (Cornell University), “Singular/general”
  • Meredith McGill, (Rutgers University), “Format”
  • Daniel Rosenberg, (University of Oregon), “Keyword”

11:45-1:00:  Buffet Lunch

1:00-2:45:  Session 5

  • Chair: Michelle Huang (Penn State University)
  • Anatoly Detwyler (Penn State University), "Mosaic"
  • Lydia Liu (Columbia University), “Psychic Life of Digital Media”
  • Tom Mullaney (Stanford University), “Design”

Coffee break

3:30-5:15:  Session 6: Final Discussion (TBD)