Wednesday, May 12, 2010

UCSB Literature.Culture.Media Center Third Annual Research Slam

The Literature.Culture.Media Center proudly presents the schedule for our Third Annual Research Slam, taking place on Friday, May 21. We are fortunate to have a group that spans disciplines from Computer Science to Women's Studies to History and an historical range from the early modern to the present day. Please join us for a hyperactive afternoon of interdisciplinarity and temporal disruption to celebrate the myriad ways that humanities research can meet with technological disciplines.

UCSB’s Literature.Culture.Media Center is devoted to investigating and highlighting innovative ways of combining traditional humanities research with concepts and methodologies related to information media and technology. The goal of the Research Slam is to combine the best features of traditional academic humanities venues like lectures and roundtables and combine them with the free-flowing, hyperattentive and participatory focus of the poster session and poetry slam. The format includes a series of parallel presentations, followed by a plenary discussion at the end of the afternoon. Glow necklaces will be provided!

3rd Annual Research Slam

Opening Remarks: 12:50 (South Hall 2635)

Session 1: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (SH 2635)

Salman Bakht (Media Arts and Technology) – Nodes and Passages
Anne Cong-Huyen (English) - The Transnational Geo-Social Configurations of Catfish and Mandala
Zach Horton (English)/Lindsay Thomas (English) – Academic Media Production as Generative Circuit: The Collaborative Media Commons
Jana Remy (UCI History) - Scholars and the Social Web
Amanda Phillips (English) – The Potentials of Network Mapping for Hypertext Studies

Session 2: 2:10 - 3:10 (Early Modern Center - SH 2510)

Roberta Gilman (Linguistics, History) – In Place, Out of Place: "Bordertown" Hip Hop
Zach Horton (English)/Alison Reed (English) - Language as Pure Affect: Emoticon Shakespeare
Penny Richards (UCLA Center for the Study of Women) – Letters from Sanquhar/The Mordecai Female Academy: Transcribing Women's History Through Blogging
Liberty Stanavage (English) - Speaking Revenge: Analyzing Revengers' Rhetoric Through Language Visualization

Session 3: 3:20 - 4:20 (Literature.Culture.Media Center - SH 2509)

Harrison Desantis (English)/Jonathan Svilar (English, Philosophy) - Monster Mashup
Laura Devendorf (Computer Science) - Association Constellations
Pehr Hovey (Media Arts and Technology) – Tweet Delete: Visualizing Erasure Online
Amanda Phillips (English) - On the Download: The Sexual Economies of Second Life
Dana Solomon (English) – Twitter Urban Sensorium Project

Closing Remarks/Plenary Session 4:30 - 5:30 (South Hall 2635)

Reception to follow.