Participants 2012

 

Alice Christensen

is a doctoral student in the German Department at Princeton University. She previously studied German literature at Johns Hopkins University and Freie Universität zu Berlin and epidemiology at Yale University. Her research interests include: German literature and thought from the 18th century to the present; history of science and medicine; probability theory; film.

 

 

Christoph Eggersglüß

is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Media at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and a doctoral student at the Graduate Research Program “Mediale Historiographien – History of Media/Media of History” (Erfurt, Jena, Weimar). Christoph graduated from the University of Bremen with a BA in European Studies in 2007. In 2006 he visited the Social Science Studies Program at Gothenburg University, Sweden, concentrating on Media and Communication Studies as well as Science and Technology Studies. Christoph received his MA in Media Culture from Bauhaus-University in 2010, completing his master’s degree with a thesis on the emergence of the tinkerer and the politics, epistemology, and cultural techniques of tinkering. His research interests include the media and design of architectures, infrastructures, and built environments; particularly the history and theory of urban conditions of control, governmentality, techno-politics, and the relation of spatial regimes to practices of knowledge production in the 20th century. He focuses on the historiography of artifact systems, actor-networks, prototypes and concepts of non-human actors. Christoph is currently working on a dissertation that examines “an/architecture” as a discursive formation and considers the association of architecture and control, investigating technologies of space, security at the design stage, speculative geographies of design manuals, and techno-phenomena at the fringes of fabricated histories.

 

Jacob Gaboury

is a doctoral candidate in the department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University and a staff writer for the art and technology organization Rhizome at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. His work is concerned with media history, art and technology and queer technologies. His dissertation project is titled Image Objects: An Archaeology of Computer Graphics, and it deals with the early history of computer graphics and its role in the shift toward object oriented systems and design.

 

 

Moritz Gleich

studied Communication Studies and Political Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin and Media Culture at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. He graduated in Weimar in 2010 with a thesis on the discursive and architectural history of the metaphor of human flow. Moritz has worked as a research assistant at the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM) and was an assistant editor for the „Zeitschrift für Kultur- und Medienforschung“ (Meiner Verlag, Hamburg). He is currently a scientific assistant for architectural theory at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH). Moritz’s research interests draw from the intersections of cultural sciences, media studies and the theory of architecture and he is preparing a doctoral project on the operationalization of architecture in the first half of the 19th century.

 

Jörg Hartmann

is a Phd candidate at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, where he received his Master’s degree in German Literature/Media Studies. In his dissertation project ‘Spaceship with Spectator’ he further pursues Hans Blumenberg’s philosophy to illustrate how science fiction films from Méliès (1902) to Scott (2012) can be seen as ‘re-occupation’ of one of mankind’s oldest spatial metaphors, life as a sea fare voyage. Jörg’s research interests include history of ideas as well as film studies, spectatorship, and science fiction. He is an active member of two scientific groups in which he discusses his findings: Formatting of Social Space (KIT), and Concepts of Space 1600/1900 (Forum Scientiarum, University of Tuebingen). Before he went to Yale as Visiting Assistant (February – July 2012) he taught graduate courses at the KIT on Theories of Media Culture, Space- and Time Travel in Science Fiction Films, and on Figurative Speech. His most recent publication is ‚Der erste Raumschiffbruch der Filmgeschichte: G. Méliès Filme metaphorologisch betrachtet.‘ In: Schmeink/Mueller (Hg.): Fremde Welten: Wege und Räume der Fantastik im 21. Jahrhundert. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012.

 

Hi’ilei Julia Hobart

is currently a PhD student in NYU’s Food Studies program. She holds an MA in Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture from the Bard Graduate Center and an MLS in Archives Management and Rare Books from the Pratt Institute. Her research explores the politics of ingestion, representation, and materiality in colonial Hawaii. She is especially interested in the ways in which print and electric media frames indigenous foodways in settler colonial contexts.

 

 

Jörg Marquardt

PhD student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH).

2008–09 scientific assistant at the Chair for Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, ETH Zurich, 2009–10 assistant at the Visiting Professorship for Französische Sprache und Kultur, ETH Zurich, since 2010 member of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) research project Imitation – Assimilation – Transformation. Epistemologien, Semantiken und Praktiken der Anverwandlung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Jörg Marquardt studied German literature and modern history at the Universities of Greifswald, Tubingen, and Stellenbosch, South Africa. He graduated at Tubingen University with an M.A. thesis on the writing of Béla Balázs, the Hungarian-Jewish film critic, columnist and poet. Ph.D. Project: Assimilation. Poetics and Semantics of a German-Jewish Narrative, 1800–1939

 

Dylan Mulvin

is a doctoral student at McGill University. He studies the history of technology and the cultural politics of media. His research focuses on the cultural history of technical standards, including television, digital image processing, and atomic time keeping.

 

 

 

 

Laine Nooney

is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory at Stony Brook University. She also carries a BFA in graphic design and an MA in English–Cultural Studies. Nooney is the Editorial Assistant to the Journal of Visual Culture, and the Assistant to the William A. Higinbotham Video Game Collection at SBU.

 

 

 

Joana Pimenta


is a graduate student in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University, pursuing a secondary field in Critical Media Practice. She completed her B.A. at the New University of Lisbon (with part of her research and coursework completed at the Université Paris 8), and has developed research work as a junior researcher for the project Film&Philosophy: mapping an encounter in Lisbon, and as guest researcher affiliated with the Imagined Futures of the Cinematic Dispositif project at the University of Amsterdam. Her current interests broadly focus on the dialogue between cinema and the visual arts, from expanded cinema and artists’ film and video practices of the 1960s and 1970s to contemporary media and installation art, with an emphasis on spatialized image practices. She is currently developing research work on the articulation between moving image practices and the politics of information in the early 1970s.

 

Frederic Ponten

studied in Siegen, Barcelona, Berlin and Baltimore. He holds a BA degree in Literary Studies and a MA degree in Media Studies from University of Siegen. Currently, he is a PhD Student in German Studies at Princeton University. His main research interests lie in anthropological and sociological approaches to Literary and Media Studies.

 

 

 

Sarah Sander

studied Cultural Studies, Film Studies and Gender Studies in Berlin, Germany and Communicación Audio Visual and Historia del Arte in Málaga, Spain. She worked for cultural institutions and film festivals and wrote for different magazines. Since 2010 she receives a DFG doctoral research grant and works on her dissertation on `Transit Stations. Architectures of Segregation around 1900´ at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany. Organization and conceptualization of workshops and conferences within the framework of the graduate program `Media of History, History of Media´ and teaching assignments at the Faculty of Media at the Bauhaus-University Weimar.

 

Antonia von Schöning

received a binational MA in European Media Culture and in Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication from the Bauhaus University Weimar and the Université Lumières Lyon II in 2007. From January 2008 until September 2009 she was a research assistant at the Faculty of Media at the Bauhaus University Weimar. In October 2009 she joined the National Centre of Competence in Research “Iconic Criticism – The Power and Meaning of Images” (eikones) in Basel, where she is currently completing a dissertation on 19th-century cartography and urban governmentality.

 

Kristin Scott

is a cultural studies Ph.D. candidate and term assistant professor for New Century College at George Mason University. She earned her B.A. in English literature from Smith College, an M.A. in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Chicago, and is currently working on her dissertation, tentatively entitled, The “Digital City”: A Critical Examination of the Discursive Practices of Urban Digitality in Three U.S. Cities. Her doctoral project considers the recent digital technological initiatives of New York City, San Antonio, and Seattle, examining what distinct cultural, social, economic and political structures subtend and inflect the discursive practices of each city’s agendas and programs, and whether these factors help to explain what appears to be a larger trend towards urban digitality. Kristin has been teaching courses in arts and media, globalization and culture, popular culture, cybercultures, digital literacy, and interdisciplinary and integrative studies since 2005. Her fields of interest and areas of research include media culture; postmodern bodies; digital and visual cultures; the (digital) urban public sphere; urban cultures and mobilities; and contemporary urban spatial practices. Kristin is also a visual artist and works in photography, painting, drawing, and mixed media.

 

Grant Wythoff

works on media theory and science fiction with a particular emphasis on nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. His dissertation, Gadgetry: New Media and the Fictional Imagination, is a cultural history of that alternately functional and fictional device, the gadget. Grant is project manager of the Princeton Prosody Archive, a full-text searchable database of manuscripts, manuals, grammar books and treatises on the rhythm, intonation, and measure of language from 1750-1950. Beginning in August 2012, he will be a participant in the Values in Design Workshop at Irvine for prototyping new social and ethical approaches to information systems and technology.