Thursday June 14, 2018
Welcome and Introduction: Sara Guyer (President, CHCI), Debjani Ganguly (Director, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures), Ian Baucom (Buckner W. Clay Dean of Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia)
Srinivas Aravamudan Memorial Lecture: "Algorithmic Reason and Planetary Humanities" | Achille Mbembe, University of the Witwatersrand
Friday June 15, 2018
Plenary Lecture: "The Psychic Life of Digital Media" | Lydia Liu, Columbia University
Art, Desire and Techno-Entanglements
"From the Pleasure Principle to the Technological Drive"
Renate Ferro, Cornell University
"Sonic Physiographies of a Time-Stretched Glacier"
Matthew Burtner, University of Virginia
Respondent: Anjali Prabhu Director, Suzy Newhouse Center, Wellesley College
Chair: Judith Buchanan Director, Humanities Research Centre, York University
Experimental Humanities: Humanities Labs
"Algorithmic Abduction: Robots for Alien Reading"
James Evans, Director, Knowledge Lab, University of Chicago
"‘Data is a Medium’ and other Discoveries from the Laboratory"
Nicole Coleman, Research Director, Humanities + Design Lab, Stanford University
"Humanities Informatics: Lab as Imagined Community"
Jack Chen and Camilla Fojas, Humanities Informatics Lab, University of Virginia
Chair and Moderator: Eric Hayot Director, Center for Humanities and Information, Penn State University
Plenary Lecture: "Critical Data Studies, or How to Desegregate Networks" | Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Brown University
Saturday June 16, 2018
Epistemic Accelerations and Algorithmic Cultures
"Cultures of Dehumanization: Drone Warfare, Drone Art, and the Limits of Algorithmic Identification"
Jennifer Rhee, Virginia Commonwealth University
"On the Opacity of Knowledge: Machine-Human Learning"
Chad Wellmon, University of Virginia
Chair: Gary Tomlinson Director, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University
Plenary Lecture: "What Should Humanists Think About in the Age of the Algorithm?" | Michael Witmore, Folger Shakespeare Library
Information Wars, Impossible Democracies
"Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy"
Siva Vaidhyanathan, University of Virginia
"Truth Shaping: Understanding the Role of ‘Suggestions’ in Reliable Information Surfacing and Exposure"
Jonathan Albright, Columbia University
Respondent: Thomas Keenan Director, Human Rights Project, Bard College
Chair: Amanda Anderson Director, Cogut Institute for the Humanities, Brown University
Panel on #Charlottesville August 11 & 12
Director, Carter Woodson Institute of African and African American Studies, University of Virginia
School of Architecture and Vice Provost for Academic Outreach, University of Virginia
Chair: Michael Bérubé Penn State University