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Lori Emerson: Reading the Machine, Writing the Archive

Posted on | August 22, 2013 | No Comments

CIRCA is proud to announce its first event in this year’s speaker series, presented in partnership with the Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies.

Reading the Machine, Writing the Archive

– Media Archaeology Case Studies –

Lori Emerson, University of Colorado Boulder

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:30-5:00pm Humanities Centre L-3

Emerson will discuss how the Media Archaeology Lab (the MAL) at the University of Colorado Boulder promotes scholarly and critical practice by conjoining media archaeology, media poetics, and archival research. The MAL was founded in 2009 to support cross-disciplinary experimental research and teaching that actively uses still-functioning but obsolete hardware and software.

Lori Emerson is an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She works on experimental writing from the 20th and 21st century, history of computing, and media theory. In addition to directing the Media Archaeology Lab, Emerson is the author of Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound (forthcoming Minnesota 2014) and co-editor of The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media, with Marie-Laure Ryan and Benjamin Robertson (forthcoming 2014); Writing Surfaces: The Selected Fiction of John Riddell, with Derek Beaulieu (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2013); and The Alphabet Game: A bpNichol Reader, with Darren Wershler (Coach House Press, 2007).

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