I am back in Montreal, stepping in as acting director of Media@McGill (2014-5). In July, I will be at the Folger Shakespeare Library to do media-historical research for a 2016 exhibition. I am also working on a few editing projects, and continuing with the instruments research.
Winter and Spring 2014
I am a visiting researcher in the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England and living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I am working on a project about the deep history of granular audio processing, and an essay about vocal impairment, among other things. I am also attending the Hearing Modernity Lecture series at Harvard, where… Continue reading Winter and Spring 2014
I am teaching
In late April and early May, I’m the Leboff visiting scholar at the Department of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University. After that, I’m back in Montreal. When I’m not reading a large pile of books, I’m writing a series of essays on signal processing and also finishing a companion website for MP3: The… Continue reading Spring/Summer 2013
I am teaching Intro to Communication Studies and Disability, Technology and Communication. I’m also writing some grants, and a few essays: commentaries on media studies and technology studies, sound and the digital humanities, and media and music studies; and a co-authored essay on color TV. I’m also finishing a companion website for MP3: The Meaning… Continue reading Fall 2012
I am interviewing people about new music technology (and a different group of people about their work on sound), drafting a coauthored history of the subject of colour television, building a new dossier on technology and disability, and developing a number of essays on signal processing and culture. Oh yes, and page proofs.
I am teaching an undergraduate seminar, COMS 492: Disability, Technology and Communication; and a graduate seminar, COMS 608: Sound Studies. I am interviewing people about signal processing, and working up some other new projects.
I am a Mellon “Alliance for Networking Visual Culture” Fellow at the University of Southern California’s NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, 18 July-11 August. Before that, I’m mostly on vacation in Los Angeles. I return to Montreal mid-August.
I am a fellow in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University for the 2010-11 academic year. Having gotten some major writing projects off my desk, I have turned my attention to interviewing people about signal processing, and reading about the same, as well as disability studies, digital… Continue reading Spring 2011
Academic Labor in Communication Studies — Call for Papers, Commentary and Multimedia (Deadline 1 June 2011)
(apologies for cross-posting; please distribute widely) International Journal of Communication Feature Special Section on Academic Labor and Administration in Communication Studies Edited by Jonathan Sterne Academic labor today is characterized by a series of disconcerting trends: an increasingly casualized professoriate; universities that increasingly depend on chronically undercompensated part-time and graduate student labor to support their… Continue reading Academic Labor in Communication Studies — Call for Papers, Commentary and Multimedia (Deadline 1 June 2011)