2017 “Servers” in Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment. (Eds. Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel, Patricia Yaeger) Fordham University Press. February 2017.

2015 “Water Woes & Data Flows: the Utah Data Center” Big Data and Society July–December 2015: 1–12

2013 “The Archive’s Underbelly: Facebook’s Data Storage Centers” In Television New Media January 2015 vol. 16 no. 1; 3-18


Articles (refereed)

Environmental Media

2017 “(Another) Battle in the Clouds” The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in CanadaThe Environmental Humanities in a Post-Truth World”  Volume 16(1), Aug 2017. 

2016 “Minus Risk Equals Progress: the Data Center in the Anthropocene” 6th issue, Special Feature of 5: The Anthropocene and Our Post-natural Future, Dec 2016.

2015 “Water Woes & Data Flows: the Utah Data Center” Big Data and Society July–December 2015: 1–12

2015 “The Archive as Dumpster” PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought – Special Issue 4:1: Picking Through the Trash

2015 “Out of Site & Out of Mind: Speculative Historiographies of Techno-Trash” NANO Issue 7: The Aesthetics of Trash. (co-authored with Andrea Zeffiro)

2015 “Information Ownership and Materiality in an Age of Big Data Surveillance” Journal of Information Policy. Vol. 5 (2015), pp. 6-31 (co-authored with Tamara Shepherd)

2013 “The Archive’s Underbelly: Facebook’s Data Storage Centers” In Television New Media January 2015 vol. 16 no. 1; 3-18

Methods and Practices

2017 “Teaching Students How (NOT) to Lie, Manipulate, and Mislead with Information Visualizations” In: Big Data Factories – Collaborative Approaches

2016  “Scholarship as cultural production in the neoliberal university: Working within and against ‘deliverables’.” Studies in Social Justice. Luka et al.

2010 “Caching and Crashing the Mediatheque” Special Issue: The Archive. May 21, 2010

2009 “21 Years of Image & Nation: Legitimizing the Gaze” in Nouvelles *vues* sur le cinémas québécois numéro 10 :: Hiver 2008-2009

2009 “Dykes on Mykes: Podcasting and the Activist Archive” in TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies – Issue 20: 199-215, 2009

2006/2012 “The Importance of Community-Based Media for Building and Sustaining Lesbian Subcultures: The Role of Montréal’s Dykes on Mykes Radio Show” originally published in Canadian Woman Studies in December, 2006. Reprinted in: Introduction to Women’s Studies (2012) by Annalee Lepp, Heather Tapley, and Janni Aragon. January 2012.

2006 Bryson, M., co-author. “Queer Women and the Net Video: Interview with Mary Bryson & Mél Hogan”. Canadian Journal of Communication [Online], 31(4).

2005 “Radical Queers: A Pop Culture Assessment of Montréal’s Anti-Capitalist Ass Pirates, the Panthères roses, and Lesbians on Ecstasy” In: CWS/cf “Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer, Transsexual, Transgender Sexualities” Vol. 24, Nos. 2,3 2005.


Articles (non-refereed)

2013 Culture Digitally. ‘Bumblehive’ and ‘Sealand’: Big Data Infrastructures

2013 In Media Res ‘Environmental Media’ “The Node Pole as the Archive’s Underbelly?”

2008 “Why Copyright? Podcast” Canadian Journal of Communication [Online], September 22, 2008.

2006 “Tag, You’re ‘It’: Preserving the Photographic Personal Archive Through” Student Papers – [DOCAM], Publication by DOCAM: Documentation and Conservation of Media Arts Heritage, October 2006.


Edited Journals (refereed)

2019 – 2009 No More Potlucks: Journal of Art and Politics. (co-edited/curated with M-C MacPhee and Andrea Zeffiro)

2016 Wi: Journal of Mobile Media. Issue on “Mobile Trash”Vol 10. #1. (co-edited with Andrea Zeffiro)


Chapters in Books (refereed)

2018 Response 3a “Connected and Complicit” Digital technology and sustainability: Engaging the Paradox, Routledge: Studies in Sustainability series Edited by Mike Hazas and Lisa Nathan. (Routledge, 2018).

2017 “Servers” in Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment. (Eds. Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel, Patricia Yaeger) Fordham University Press. January.

2015 “The Role of Montréal’s Dykes on Mykes Radio Show” In Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader, 3rd. ed. – pp. 466-473. M-C MacPhee, co-author (originally written and published in 2007).

2015 “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.

2015 “Chapter 3: Suture and Scars: Evidencing the Struggles of Academic Feminism” In Kumarini Silva and Kaitlynn Mendes (eds) Feminist Erasures: Challenging Backlash Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.

2014 “Polluted and Predictive, in 133 Words.” The INC Reader Series: Society of the Query Reader. (Eds. Miriam Rasch and René König). M.E. Luka, co-author (out in print April 2014). (link)

2011 “Archiving the Crash/Crashing the Archive” Video Vortex Reader II: Moving Images Beyond Youtube Amsterdam – Institute of Network Cultures.


Book Reviews

2014 Review of Lisa Gitelman, Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents (Sign, Storage, Transmission) Duke U Press , 2014. For Special Issue of Archives and Manuscripts Maryanne Dever and Linda Morra (eds.)


Research/Creation and Media Arts Showcase

2014 (iPad education app in Dutch) Marc Stumpel and Miriam Rasch (eds) Society of the Query Magazine: 10 artikelen over zoeken op het web. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2014,

2014 Show me your Desktop. Screensaver GalleryText. Timeline.

2012 Screening: Re: by Bruce – Streaming Festival, The Hague, Netherlands.

2012 Screening: Perils @ Htmlles 10 Festival – People this 2012 shit is hype (2010) (Distributed by GIV, Montréal)

2012 Screening: Re: by Bruce – 15th Annual Antimatter Film Festival

2012 Screening: Ready for Extinction 12.21.12 – People this 2012 shit is hype (2010) (Distributed by GIV, Montréal)

2011 VIDEO CACHE. Laisser-passez GIV. Public Screening, curated by Penny McCann.

2011 Screening: WNDX :: Winnipeg’s Festival of Film and Video Art People this 2012 shit is hype (2010) (Distributed by GIV, Montréal)

2011 Screening: Festival international du film sur l’art 2011 (FIFA) – People this 2012 shit is hype (2010) (Distributed by GIV, Montréal)

2011 Screening: stunts. ruelle. (2010)  Edgy Women Festival 2011 (

2011 Screening: stunts. ruelle. (2010)  Montreal Underground Film Festival 2011

2010 Screening: : TRIP (2009) (Distributed by GIV, Montréal) – 8th Biennial Queer Arts Festival, 8 – 19 juin, 2010

2009 Screening: : TRIP (2009) (Distributed by GIV, Montréal) – 2009 VFP Montreal GIV, Théâtre de verdure

2009 Screening: becoming. with. (2009) – MUSE Toronto, Under New Management

2009 52 Pick-up (2009) Weekly uploads (for one year) online at


2007 Screening: Something About the Boring Parts (2007) – Mélange d’art, 5550 St. Laurent, Montréal, QC, Canada, Tuesday, February 20th, 2007.

2007 Screening: Change in 6 Parts (Distributed by GIV, Montréal) (2007) Collaboration: Mél Hogan, Lindsay Shane and Françoise Doherty. – Moment Factory ( 6250 Hutchison #200A, Montréal, QC, Canada.

2004 Neil Griffith et Suzie Abcarius, co-creators. “Quand la différence dérange” Parole Citoyenne (2 documentaires en-ligne)


Interviews (with me)

2015 Digital Death interview for Slovene Public Radio (Audio, Val 202)

2015 “IIT Humanities Professor Discusses What Happens To Our Data Once We Die” Chicago Inno 

2015 Big Data and Society Blog “Data Flows and Water Woes: An Interview With Media Scholar Mél Hogan”  (August 2015)

2014 “Intersecting media, e-waste, infrastructure, and the environment” IIT BIG PICTURE

2012 Gnip. “Data Story: Mél Hogan on Digital Archiving.” (October 2012)

2011 ArtEngine “Video Cache – Activating the Archive: An interview with Mél Hogan” Artengine Blog (June 2011)


Interviews (by me)

2013 “Locative Praxis and Artivism: An Interview with Dr. Andrea Zeffiro” Brakhage Center for the Media Arts. December 17, 2013.

2013 “Eric Meyer: ideas, process, obsolescence and the iterative” Media Archaeology Lab IMPRINTS Series 15 Nov 2013.

2013 “Design Crush: Profiling Jacqueline Wallace – Mél Hogan” NMP 27 May 2013

2013 “Archiving ArtSpots with Mary Elizabeth Luka – Mél Hogan” NMP 25 Jan 2013

2012 “Mél Hogan interviews Nicole Robicheau, creator of ‘The Border Between Us’”Korsakow: Dynamic Storytelling (November 2012)

2011 “S= (KN+KT)R: CAM MATAMOROS, FOUR YEARS LATER” Vague Terrain December 2011

2011 “Breaking Her Own Rules: Dayna McLeod Talks TV Remix” Vague Terrain August 2011

2011 “Opening e-Artexte with Corina MacDonald” NMP 16 July 2011

2011 “Une promenade avec Sophie Bellissent” NMP 14 Mar 1, 2011

2010 “In Context” and “Wayward Conversation” VIDEO CACHE catalogue 2010

2010 “VIDEO RENTAL STORE: an interview with Suzanne Carte-Blanchenot and Su-Ying Lee” in Media Fields Journal: Explorations in Media and Space. 2010

2010 “Safety, not Morality”: An Interview with Jenn Clamen NMP 12 [Online Nov 1, 2010]

2010 “The Urge to Purge: an Interview with Erin McGregor” NMP 09 [Online May 1, 2010]

2010 “Jane Siberry: Thoughts on Creating a Monster” NMP 8 [Online March 1, 2010]

2010 “Material Traces: Video, Sound and Drawing by Nikki Forrest Interview” NMP 8 [Online March 1, 2010]

2009 “Franchir le mur du son : une entrevue avec Nancy Tobin” NMP 02 [En ligne le 1er mars, 2009] v.o.f

2009 Breaking the Sound Barrier: An Interview with Nancy Tobin Art Threat Online [Posted March 11, 2009]

2008 “Lezbian Fist: An Interview with Artist Paige Gratland” On Art Threat Online [Posted June 20, 2008]

2008  “100 Butches: an interview with Elisha Lim” On Art Threat Online [Posted Jan 28, 2008]

2008 “Beating to a different drum: an interview with Jackie Gallant” On Art Threat Online Posted Jan 17, 2008]

2007 “Broken Boundaries: An Interview with VAL Desjardins” On Art Threat Online [Posted Nov 8, 2007]

2007 “I said, Do you like Supertramp? An interview with Emily Carr” On Art Threat Online [Posted September 1, 2007]

2007 “Performing Politics: An Interview with Dayna McLeod” On Art Threat Online [Posted September 19, 2007]

2007 “Fishing for Answers: An Interview with Video Activist Martha Stiegman” On Art Threat Online [Posted June 6, 2007]; Reprinted on InfoMonkey; Reprinted on CitizenShift

2007 “Life After the Wailin’ Jennys: Chatting with Annabelle Chvostek” On Art Threat Online [Posted May 30, 2007]