Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment

Fueling Culture 101 Words for Energy and Environment

5 Designing Media Ecology, issue 6 – The Anthropocene and Our Post-natural Futures

Rather than a consilient concept, the Anthropocene is a well debated set of narratives that speaks to myriad views about the growing tensions between Human and Nature. Scholars, activists, and artists alike are decrying the abuses of our current geological era that are leaving the planet in an increasingly disturbed state. The dual question of...


LOCATION AND DISLOCATION: MAPPING GEOGRAPHIES OF GLOBAL DATA Information infrastructures are often described as immediate and immaterial – imaginations encoded in familiar metaphors like “wirelessness” and “the cloud.”  The advent of cloud computing, which makes it possible to process and store data at great distance from its source, would seem to epitomize these ideals. But as critical media...

Scholarship as Cultural Production in the Neoliberal University: Working Within and Against ‘Deliverables’

Wi: Mobile Trash (Edited by Hogan and Zeffiro)

Response to my Big Data & Society paper by CalPoly class

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Data Flows and Water Woes: An Interview With Media Scholar Mél Hogan

Data Flows and Water Woes: An Interview With Media Scholar Mél Hogan Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013 about the nature of the digital surveillance state opened a floodgate of public debate about unwarranted mass surveillance using big data and metadata. Indeed, the very word “metadata,” once the arcane jargon of data jockeys and digital librarians,...

“Queered by the Archive” in Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change

“Chapter 5: Queered by the Archive: No More Potlucks and the Activist Potential of Archival Theory” In Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change in collaboration with the DataCenter, Research for Justice. (Ed. Andrew Jolivette.) Zeffiro, Andrea, co-author.

The Archive as Dumpster – Pivot 4:1

  Home > Vol 4, No 1 (2015) > Hogan The Archive as Dumpster Mél Hogan Abstract In four exploratory theoretical gestures (appraise, dispose, hoard and mediate), I propose the ‘archive as dumpster’ as a framework for returning to the physical conditions of memory, where “picking through the trash” subverts traditional archival methodologies by insisting...

Data flows and water woes: The Utah Data Center – BD&S Journal

Out of Site & Out of Mind: Speculative Historiographies of Techno Trash


Information Ownership and Materiality in an Age of Big Data Surveillance