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2017

Information + Humanities Conference

Sept. 22-23, 2017   /   Nittany Lion Inn  / Assembly Room


All sessions take place at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.

Friday, September 22

8:45-9:15: Coffee/breakfast

9:15-10:30: Welcome

  • Welcome & Keynote : Mary Poovey, "Regimes of Factuality: Living in a Post-Fact World"

10:45-12:30: Session 1

  • Chair: Kathlene Baldanza (Penn State University)
  • Sara Grossman (Penn State University), "Locating Nineteenth-Century Data: Observation, Information, and the Emergence of Climate"
  • Andrew Riggsby (University of Texas at Austin), "Data, Information, and the Authority of Archives"
  • Shannon Mattern (The New School), "Field Archives: Ice, Sediment, and Soil as Document"

12:45-2:00: Lunch

2:00-3:45: Session 2

  • Chair: John Schneider (Penn State University)
  • Theodore Porter (UCLA), "Heredity as Data Science"
  • Jocelyn Rodal (Penn State University), "Samuel Beckett, Alan Turing, and the Effort to Compute What It Is That Can't Be Computed"
  • Alyssa Reichardt (Penn State University), "Shifting Information Geographies in 18th Century North America"

4:00-5:45: Session 3

  • Chair: Sarah Adams (Penn State University)
  • Andrea Rusnock (University of Rhode Island), "Tables in the 18th Century"
  • Courtney Roby (Cornell University), "Visualizing Ancient Science"
  • Nathan Vedal (Penn State University), "Diagrams and Information in Early Modern China"

6:00: Conference Dinner

Saturday, September 23

8:30-9:00: Coffee/breakfast

9:00-10:45: Session 4

  • Chair: Gregory Coles (Penn State University)
  • Heather Love (University of South Dakota), "Flusser, Telematics, Modernism"
  • Andrew Iliadis (Temple University), "Individuation: Ontology at the Intersection of Information and Materiality"
  • Grant Wythoff (Penn State University), "Media Archaeology and Prehistory"

11:00-12:15: Session 5

  • Chair: Jonathan Abel (Penn State University)
  • Alex Wright (Carnegie Mellon School of Design), "The Secret History of Hypertext"
  • Victoria Salinger (Penn State University), "Visualizing Information in the Art of Hanne Darboven"

12:15-1:30: Lunch

1:30-3:15: Session 6

Revisiting *A History of the Modern Fact*

  • Chair: Michael Maguire (Penn State University)
  • Eric Hayot (Penn State University)
  • Kevin Donnelly (Alvernia University)
  • Claire Colebrook (Penn State University)