How to Knit a Popular History of Media

Date/Time
Thursday
13 Oct 2011
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm




Location
470 Stephens Hall

Event Type
Colloquium

Kristen Haring
Auburn University & Stanford Humanities Center

As part of a study of the cultural history of binary systems, Kristen Haring undertook an unusual hands-on project. Her talk will explain how her knitting of Morse code serves to engage a general audience in discussion of communications theory, binary systems, and the history of media. She will also recount the surprising ways that physical production deepened her historical understanding. The talk will highlight the rich answers that can come from explorations that are at once artistic and technical, popular and scholarly, historical and contemporary.

This event is sponsored by CSTMS.
Additional sponsorship comes from: ¬†Berkeley Center for New Media • Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies • Office for the History of Science and Technology