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History of Reading Conference: Reading as a Social Technology

Friday, March 13, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm McCune Conference Room HSSB 6020, UCSB

The History of Reading Group (a Transliteracies research working group) is hosting a one-day, interdisciplinary conference that will provide a forum for sharing recent research findings in the history of reading, with an eye toward investigating the technologies that shape reading as a social experience. The keynote speakers will be Adrian Johns (University of Chicago) and Elaine Treharne (Florida State University).

Sponsored by the University of California’s Transliteracies Project and the IHC’s History of Material Texts RFG.

Conference Schedule (more…)

Ramesh Srinivasan, “Intersections between the Cultural and Digital: New Models for Technological Appropriation”

Friday, February 20th, 2009: 12:00pm, South Hall 2635

Ramesh Srinivasan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Studies and Design|Media Arts at the University of California Los Angeles. He earned a doctorate in design from Harvard University, a Master of Science in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Laboratory and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from  Stanford University.

Johanna Drucker, “I.nterpret”

Thursday, February 19th, 2009: 3:30pm, South Hall 2635

Johanna Drucker, the Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA, is currently the Digital Humanities Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center for 2008-09 where she is working on a project titled, “Diagramming Interpretation.”