Miami University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to join a growing, interdisciplinary program in Comparative Media Studies. We welcome applicants with disciplinary backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to science and technology studies, media and cultural studies, communication, digital media, and film/documentary studies. We are especially interested in candidates whose research locates media in comparative or historical contexts and/or includes non-traditional media technologies or applications. [...]

The Network Archaeology conference at Miami University, co-convened by cris cheek and Nicole Starosielski, will bring together scholars and practitioners to explore the resonances between digital networks and “older” (perhaps still emergent) systems of circulation; from roads to cables, from letter-writing networks to digital ink. Drawing on recent research in media archaeology, we see network archaeology as a method for re-orienting the temporality and spatiality of network studies. Network archaeology might pay attention to [...]

The Miami Student has an article about the faculty flash mob which was associated with the Networks and Power symposium. The mob was organized by Professor Denise McCoskey (Classics), Professor Ron Becker (Communications, and Core CMS faculty), and choreographed by Miami Student Caroline Farris. Professor Becker gave a lively talk about the mob at the “Networks and Power” symposium. Employing social networks and the flashy fun of viral dance mobs, [...]

The Networks and Power symposium featured panel discussions, keynote presentations, and interventions by Altman Fellows and Altman Scholars alongside invited guests. Together these interrogated interrelationships between networked environments, both old and new, and varied forms of power. The symposium raised questions about how established forms of powers are being contested and reconfigured by democratized uses of networks, as well as the exploitative dimensions of networks as they are used for [...]