Year: 2010

Reading Group: Globalizing Risk

Friday, November 19 | 12:00 pm | SH 2635 Please join us in taking a close look at the two forms of risk discourse central to Ulrick Beck: scienticized and commercial risk. Even as we are habituated to risk through

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Lecture: Joyce Goggin, “Wearing Shades: Credit, Futurity and the ‘Art’ of Gunther von Hagens”

Monday, October 25 | 3:30 pm | SH 2625 Please join us for the second event in our Globalizing Risk Lecture Series as we welcome Joyce Goggin, the Acting Chair of English Literature at the University of Amsterdam, where she

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Lecture: Barbara Harthorn, “Ambivalence, Uncertainty & Risk: Public Engagement with New [Nano]Technologies”

Friday,  October 22 | 12:00 pm | SH 2635 Please join us for the first event in the Globalizing Risk UCSB Faculty Lecture Series (sponsored by Transcriptions and ACGCC). We are pleased to announce our first speaker, Barbara Herr Harthorn,

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Lecture: Michael Stevenson, “‘Follow the Medium’: Digital Methods for Web Cultural Research

Friday, October 1 | 12:00 p.m. | SH 2635 | reception to follow In her exploration of the computational turn in the humanities, N. Katherine Hayles describes a serious rift between traditional and digital research practices: on one side there

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2010-2011: Fall Quarter

English 165MC: Topics in Literature: Media Culture (Instructor: William Warner) The American 20th century was marked by the development of successive waves of new media for communication and entertainment. At the same time, cultural critics developed theories to explain, shape, and

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Third Annual Transcriptions Research Slam

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From 2008 – 2010, Transcriptions hosted several screenings of Transcriptions-related films and projects as part of an investigation into the dialogue between Film, Literature and Software. What follows is a partial list of the movies and media screened at these events.

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2009-2010: Spring Quarter

English 147: Media History and Theory (instructor: Kris McAbee) At its core, this course is about issues of accessibility. What unique opportunities do new media offer for our access to early modern texts? How does our use of new technologies affect

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Collaborative Media Commons

The Collaborative Media Commons is an interdisciplinary technological, social, and production framework for academic and artistic collaboration and communication. Its aim is to explicitly break down the boundaries between intellectual and artistic work, pedagogy and practice, the academy and the

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2009-2010: Winter Quarter

English 147: Media History and Theory: Social Media (instructor: Rita Raley) Our topic for the term is social media, with a particular emphasis on issues of work, affect, and community. We will think about ideologies of individualism (neoliberalism, “bowling alone”) and

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