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Understanding Media Studies: "Media and Thermodynamics" with Tega Brain & Nicole Starosielski

Understanding Media Studies: "Media and Thermodynamics" with Tega Brain & Nicole Starosielski

Room UL104, University Center
General Public 

Media Studies invites you to a talk with Tega Brain, Assistant Professor, SUNY Purchase; Fellow, Data & Society and Nicole Starosielski, Assistant Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU.


Tega Brain is an artist making eccentric engineering, work that intersects art, ecology & engineering. Eccentric engineering reimagines technologies to address their scope and politics, with a focus on externalities and unintended consequences. She has exhibited at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, the Science Gallery Dublin, Eyebeam in New York City and the Australian Centre for Design, Sydney. Tega is a fellow at Data & Society NYC and is an Assistant Professor of New Media at SUNY Purchase.

Nicole Starosielski is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She is author of The Undersea Network (2015), which charts the development of transoceanic cable systems, beginning with the nineteenth century telegraph network and extending to today’s fiber-optic infrastructure. She is also co-editor of Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructure (2015), Sustainable Media: Critical Approaches to Media and Environment (2016), and the “Elements” book series at Duke University Press. Her current project, Media Hot and Cold, traces the relationship between media technologies, embodied perception, and thermal conditions.

Hosted by Shannon Mattern, Associate Professor of Media Studies.

Sponsored by the School of Media Studies as part of its weekly lecture series for "Understanding Media Studies."



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