Invited Talks

2018 (title tbd) Tulane, New Orleans. 

2018 “After Ice: New Horizons for Cryographic Knowledges” University of Alberta, Edmonton, May 4-5, 2018.

2017 Data Centers: Investigating Socio-Technological Assemblages of the Cloud. Stockholm University, Nov 30-Dec 1, 2017.

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).

2017 “From Data Saturation to Surplus” Saturation UCSB, Feb 17. (Organized by Melody Jue and Rafico Ruiz).

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. (Organised by Anne Kaun).

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

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).

2011 Video Vortex #6 Conference, Institute of Network Cultures (INC) – Amsterdam. March 11-12, 2011. (Organised by Geert Lovink and Rachel Miles).


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)

Conference Papers

2018 SCMS: “Everywhere Infrastructure: The Systems, Structures and Ideologies of Big Tech” (with Andrea Zeffiro, Rena Bivens, Sarah Roberts and Sophie Toupin) Toronto, March 14-18, 2018.

2017 NCA, 103rd Annual Convention: “Visibilizing Surveillance and Control Infrastructures” (with Torin Monahan, Ingrid Burrington, Lisa Parks and Tamara Shepherd) Sponsor: Critical and Cultural Studies Division. Dallas TX, Nov 16-19, 2017.

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.

2016 Critical Karaoke panel at “ “Energizing Communities” at CCA, Calgary. May 28-31 2016. (Panel with Lisa Henderson, Rena Bivens, Andrea Zeffiro, Matt Soar and Vincent Doyle)

2016 “Fieldwork + Fieldnotes” Media Activism Research Conference, at Lakehead. Orillia, ON. May 12 – May 15. (With Sarah Roberts and Andrea Zeffiro)

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. (Organised 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.