Invited Talks

2017 Keynote: “Living Together in the Data Center Industrial Complex” – TBLR/ESSCS PhD-researcher training summer course (“Living Together“) in Bergen (Norway), August 14-18, 2017.

2017 “Data: Centers to Surplus to Complex ” UCLA, Feb 23. In conversation with Sarah T. Roberts and Safiya Noble (part of Fourchettes research grant).

2016 “Infrastructural Activism” Disconnection workshop: a series funded by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT). SÖDERTÖRN UNIVERSITY | STOCKHOLM December 12.

2016 “The New Farmers: Big Tech’s Greening of its Server Farms” at Circulation: Pressure, Publics, Platforms, Wolf Conference (U Penn) April 15-16.

2015 “Romanticism in the discourses of the NSA: Toward an ethical framework for the publicity of mass surveillance” 5th Annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics, Loyola University Chicago, November 6th, 2015. (with Tamara Shepherd, U of Calgary).

2011 Video Vortex #6 Conference, Institute of Network Cultures (INC) – Amsterdam. March 11-12, 2011.

Conference Papers (refereed)

2017 “Data Center Industrial Complex” (part of Data Driven Futures panel with Sarah Roberts and Jeff Diamanti) Data Power 2017, Carleton University, Ottawa. June 22-23, 2017.

2017 “Data Center Surplus” (part of Earth as Media Regime panel with Chris Russill, Jeremy Packer, Kate Maddalena) CCA, Ryerson. May 30-June 2, 2017.

2017 “Data Centers and the Centralization of Data Production: Connected Communications Infrastructures Across Disparate Geographies”(part of panel with Vicki Mayer, Rafico Ruiz and Jennifer Holt) ICA 2017 Interventions: Communication Research and Practice, San Diego CA, May 25-29, 2017.

2017 Workshop Title: Energizing Media. Sponsored by the “Media and the Environment” Scholarly Interest Group (SIG) at SCMS. Workshop Chair: Shane Brennan, Hunter Vaughan Participants: Mél Hogan, Nicole Starosielski and Janet Walker

2016 Critical Karaoke panel at “ “Energizing Communities” at CCA, Calgary. May 28-31 2016.

2016 “Fieldwork + Fieldnotes” Media Activism Research Conference, at Lakehead. Orillia, ON. May 12 – May 15

2016 “The New Farmers: Big Tech’s Greening of its Server Farms” at Power Dynamics: Media and the Environment Conference, Loma Pelona Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara April 29 – 30, 2016.

2015 “The Dumpster as Archive” for panel: “Miserable Systems: Materiality, Breakdown, and Resistance in Intermediated Networks.” American Studies Association. Toronto, October 2015.

2015  “Hoards in Order” for Critical Karaoke panel at “Communication Across the Life Span,” the 65th Annual International Communication Association Conference May 21-25, 2015 San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA. (org. by Lisa Henderson and Josh Kun).

2015  Panel Title: “Activating bodies in/to digital media networks: Materiality, modalities and Molotov cocktails” Union for Democratic Communications conference, Circuits of Struggle, in Toronto, Ontario, May 1-3, 2015.

2015 Panel Title: “Performing Materialities: Water & Waste” at Balance-Unbalance International Conference, Arizona State University, March 2015. 

2014 “Out of Site & Out of Mind: A (Speculative) Historiography of Techno-trash” (with Andrea Zeffiro) Fifteenth Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association. Confronting Technopoly: Creativity & the Creative Industries in Global Perspective Ryerson University, Toronto ON, June 2014.

2014 “New Media Ecologies.” CCA Panel (with Sabine LeBel, Petra Hroch, and Erin Despard) St-Catharines, ON, June 2014.

2014 “Scholarship as Cultural Production in the Corporatized University” CCA roundtable (with Tamara Shepherd, Alison Harvey, Andrea Zeffiro, Mélanie Millette, M.E. Luka, and Jacquie Wallace)  St-Catharines, ON, June 2014.

2014 ICA pre-conference “Making Sense of Memory and History.” Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry. Seattle, WA, May 22, 2014.

2014 “Archinodes: An Archive of Process” La recherche-création : territoire d’innovation méthodologique à l’UQAM, Montréal QC, Canada, du 19 au 21 mars.

2013 Internet Research 14.0: Resistance and Appropriation, Denver CO, USA, 23-26 October 2013.

2013 “The Archive’s Underbelly” Archive Futures: manuscripts, materiality, methods. Montréal QC, June 2013

2013 Console-ing Passions. Montfort University – Leicester, June 23-25. (with Andrea Zeffiro)

2013 “Employing Feminism for Change” FSD Preconference ICA London June 2013 and “Provoke: Five Minutes Feminist Interventions Challenging Communication Research” ICA London June 2013

2013 “The Korsakow System: Database Filmmaking for the Web” HASTAC Toronto April 2013

2013 “The Designer’s Archive: A Process-Oriented Approach” Presented by: Regional State Archives, Sweden and School of Design and Crafts University of Gothenburg. April 16, 2013

2013 “Archive/Navigating Digital Ruins” SCMS Chicago, March 2013

2013 “Collect Yourself: Data Storage Centers as the Archive’s Underbelly” PDA 2013 Maryland Feb 2013

2012  “Opening the Archives. No More Potlucks: Media Archaeology as Feminist Archival Intervention“ Console-ing Passions 2012 Boston, USA, July 19-21, 2012

2012 Crossroads Paris 2012 Paris, FR, July. 2-6, 2012

2012 Technology and Emergent Media. 2012 Canadian Communication Association Conference, at Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo. May 30-June 1 2012.

2012 Fembot & Ada: Exploring Feminist Digital Publishing. ICA 2012 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Communication and Community. 24-28 May 2012

2011 Mobility, art, and eco-criticism. Canadian Association of Cultural Studies Biennial Conference Montreal, QC, Nov. 4-6, 2011

2011 “We Demand”: History/Sex/Activism In Canada. Vancouver, BC, August 26-28, 2011

2011 “Feminist Process and Digital Media Art: Strategies From the Artists, Designers, Producers, Researchers, and Radicals” ICA Boston USA 26-30 May 2011

2011 Database | Narrative | Archive. Symposium on nonlinear storytelling. Montreal, May 13-15, 2011

2011 Video Vortex #6 Conference, Institute of Network Cultures (INC) – Amsterdam (March 11-12)

2010 Canadian Communication Association Canadian Communication Association CCA, Concordia University (May 28–June 4, 2010)

2009 Third Archives in Canada Conference: Archives and the Canadian Narrative Re: Telling Canada’s Stories and Regional Archives in the Digital Universe. Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick (June 10 -13, 2009).

2009 Canadian Communication Association Canadian Communication Association (CCA) Carleton  University, Ottawa (May 28 to 30).

2009 Colloque international Histoires et Archives, arts et littératures hypermédiatiques – l’Agora Hydro-Québec du Coeur des Sciences, 175 avenue Président-Kennedy. (30 avril au 2 mai 2009).

2009 Animation and Automation. Centre for Screen Studies, University of Manchester and the Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University. (March 26-27, 2009).

2008 Memory as Medium: Experience, Exchange, Representation 3rd Annual Conference of the Communication Graduate Caucus, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University (March 13 & 14, 2008)

2008 History in the Making 13 Concordia University (March 7 & 8, 2008)

2007 Connecting Communities: Rural and Urban Annual Rural Policy Conference of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation in Vermilion, Alberta, Canada (October 11-13, 2007).

2007 Taking a Stand: A Conference on Activism in Canadian Cultural Archives, Ottawa at Library and Archives Canada (June, 2007)

2006 Lesbian Lives XIII Conference, Historicising the Lesbian. University College, Dublin. (10-12 Feb. 2006)


Workshops & Roundtables

2018  “After Ice: New Horizons for Cryographic Knowledges” University of Alberta (Edmonton) 

2017 Data Centers: Investigating Socio-Technological Assemblages of the Cloud. Stockholm University. 

2017 “Data Center Saturation to Surplus” By invitation workshop at UCSB organised by Rafico Ruiz and Melody Jue.

2016  Media Action Research Conference: A Gathering of Grassroots and Transformative Media Activists and Researchers May 12-15, 2016. Lakehead University, Orillia, ON

2014  Session VI: “Information Ownership and Materiality in an Age of Big Data Surveillance.” Mél Hogan and Tamara Shepherd. At: Whose Information Is It Anyway? In Search of a New Balance A by-invitation Experts’ Workshop New America Foundation September 10-11, 2014.

2013 Roundtable: “Writing (through) Media Archaeology (Roundtable sponsored by the Media Archaeology Lab)” &Now Festival of New Writing: Off the Road, at the University of Colorado, Boulder, September 26-28th, 2013

2013 “Design Archive” Lecture Series by the Regional State Archives in Gothenburg, Sweden, in collaboration with the design school of the university of Gothenburg. April 16th, 2013. (Co-presentation with Archinodes).

2012 Fembot Jam Session 1: An Unconference on Feminist Multimodal Publishing and Collaboration. Portland, USA. Feb 9 and 10.

2011 Studio XX Roundtable on Feminism, Art, and Technology: “Circuit Benders, Overloaders, and Switchers” Montreal, QC, Oct 2011.

2011 Feminist Publishing in the Digital Age: Gender, New Media & Technology Symposium, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, Oct 14, 15 2011.

2010 HTMlles festival: Round Table on Electronic Journals – Montréal
(Nov 20, 2010):

2008 Feminist Research at Concordia: An Interdisciplinary Conference at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute (April 28-29)

2008 McGill-Concordia Student Symposium on Media and Communication Policy, McGill University (April 9)



2015 IIT Lewis College Board of Trustees, Chicago Club, March 11, 2015.

2015 “Data Centers.” In the IIT Tower, February 26, 2015.

2015 “Dumpster as Archive” In the Loop Series, IIT Institute of Design. February 24, 2015.

2015 Public Intellectual 2.0. Tulane. February 2, 2015.

2015 Tech Analysis. Tulane. February 2, 2015.

2014 “Collect Yourself” Libraries Symposium, CU Boulder. April 17, 2014.

2013 “Digital Curation and Archives” Qualitative Methods – Kathleen M. Ryan, Journalism and Mass Communication, CU Boulder. September 27, 2013.

2013 “Research Creation” Practice-Based Research: Digital Curation – Mark Amerika, Graduate Integrated Arts Studio/Seminar, CU Boulder. September 23, 2013.

2013 dh+CU
Symposium on Future Directions. August 22 and 23, 2013.

2013 “Emergent Technologies in Art and Archiving” Spring 2013 Lunchtime Discussion Series (Brakhage Center for the Media Arts) May 2013, University of Colorado, Boulder.

2012 Colloquium: Research Creation, Feminist Media Archaeologies, and Other Archival Interventions, University of Colorado – Boulder. November 2012.

2013 “Big Data Research” for Women in Technology (WIT) at Tulane University, September 3, 2013.

2012 (April 2012) Media Arts I: Creative Commons – John Abbot College  – Frédérick Belzile

2011 (November 2011) Media Arts II: Creative Commons – John Abbot College  – Frédérick Belzile

2011 (Oct 2011) Media Research Lab – Concordia University – Dr. Matt Soar

2011 (Apr 2011) Media Arts II: Copyright Talk – John Abbot College – Frédérick Belzile

2011 (March 2011) Moving Image Ephemera – Concordia University – Dr. Charles Acland

2011  (March 2011) Intermedia – Concordia University – e-Publication Workshop – Dr. Matt Soar

2011 (Feb 2011) Intermedia – Concordia University – StaceyApp Workshop – Dr. Matt Soar

2010 (Sept 2010) Media Arts I: Copyright Talk – John Abbot College – Frédérick Belzile

2010 (Sept 2010) Media Arts I: Copyright Talk – John Abbot College – Dayna McLeod

2010 (Mai 2010) Video II Crit – John Abbot College – Nikki Forrest

2010 (Mai 2010) Video I Crit – John Abbot College – Nikki Forrest

2010 (April 2010) Universe of the Arts: Copyright Talk John Abbot College – Frédérick Belzile

2010 (April 2010) Media Arts II: Copyright Talk – John Abbot College – Frédérick Belzile

2010 (April 2010) Media and Gender: guest lecture – Concordia University – Sandra Jeppeson

2009 (April 2009) Video II Crit – John Abbot College – Nikki Forrest

2008 (April 2008) Jury member for Publications et relations publiques – UQAM – Jonathan Martel

2008 (January 2008) Methodology: Archival Research  – Concordia University – Dr. Kim Sawchuk

2007 (November 2007) Video in Flash – Concordia University – Dr. Owen Chapman

2007 (October 2007) Intermedia, Logo Workshop – Concordia University – Dr. Matt Soar