New Class on Media Archaeology coming in Spring of 2020

A quick update on a new course being taught by NMCC Director Colin Koopman. I’m now in my second year as Director of NMCC and I’m very happy to announce a new graduate course on media archaeology and media genealogy I’ll be teaching in Spring of 2020 (note the year, not this coming term, but in a year from now).

From Archaeology to Media Genealogy will be a graduate offering focusing on the canonical work of media archaeologists such as Friedrich Kittler, Cornelia Vismann, and Wolfgang Ernst (as well as other figures of the ‘German School of Media Archaeology’). We will then explore recent work moving toward media genealogy, some of which was announced in a recent special section on Media Genealogy at the International Journal of Communications. All of this will take place against the trajectory of the work of Michel Foucault, and his own movement from philosophical archaeology to philosophical genealogy, though no prior knowledge of Foucault will be expected.

The course will be offered through the Philosophy Department and will be open to graduate students of any major. The course will be focused primarily on theory and history, but I have expansive conceptions of both of these. I’d love (!) to have NMCC students from any discipline in this course and in fact you all are the reason I am teaching this.

[Note that the course will be offered as a 400/500 but will be taught at the graduate level throughout and will also include separate grad-student-only meetings once per week (the times for these will be built into the class schedule announced on DuckWeb once the course is up for registration).]

If you have any questions, please email me at

Open GE position with NMCC co-founder Dr. Carol Stabile

Check out a new GE position providing support to the Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives on the Tykeson Hall programming project:

The position include basic research as requested, creating, filing, archiving, organizing and otherwise managing electronic content, including documents, photographs, files and folders; use and management of Excel files and databases, communications support (i.e. emails to faculty); meeting and event staffing and support; proofreading and fact-checking, and other duties as assigned.

Applicants should send their materials (standard GE application and one page cover letter) to the inbox by March 1.

Deadlines approaching for 2 UO sponsored conferences

The deadlines for two UO-sponsored conferences are less than a week away. Proposals for the UO’s data/media/digital symposium and the What is Technology? conference are due 2/15.

If your work is accepted for presentation at both events, your registration fee for What is Technology? will be waived! The Symposium is free for presenters.

Find more information on What is Technology? here

Find more information on the Graduate Symposium here

“The Known Citizen: Exploring Privacy in Modern America” a public lecture by Sarah Igo on 2/27 in the Knight Law Center

The Known Citizen: Exploring Privacy in Modern America

All are welcome to attend this free public event featuring Sarah E. Igo:

February 27, 2019
6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
175 Knight Law Center

This event is part of the Wayne Morse Center’s 2018-19 Public Affairs Speaker Series. This series brings prominent scholars and activists to the University of Oregon to discuss significant political and policy issues in the United States at the national, state, and local levels, as well as global affairs.

Sarah E. Igo teaches history and directs the Program in American Studies at Vanderbilt University. She researches modern American cultural and intellectual history, the history of the human sciences, the sociology of knowledge, and the history of the public sphere. Igo’s most recent book is The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America (Harvard University Press, 2018).

Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics in partnership with the UO History Department and the UO New Media and Culture Certificate program.

Spring 2019 Course Offerings Posted

Spring 2019 courses that qualify for certificate fulfillment are now listed on the NMCC Website!


Spring 2019 NMCC Course Offerings
Common Seminar
Course # Course Name Professor
J610 History & Theory of New Media Nah
Course # Course Name Professor
MGMT607 Sem Appl Econometrics Lanahan
MUS550 SensorMusik Hatakeyama
OBA510 Analyzing Big Data Zhu
OBA510 Predictive Analytics Pendem
OBA588 E-Business Yin
PSY607 SEM Data Science Club Srivastava
PSY607 SEM Data Science Chavez
PSY613 Data Analysis III Berkman
SOC510 Science and Society Light
SOC513 Social Research Meth Gullickson
AIM607 SEM Value Rich Media Stewart and McFall
Course # Course Name Professor
CIS527 Intro to Logic Ariola
CIS545 Modeling and Simulation Jiao
CIS607 Big Learning Dou
CIS607 SEM Edge Computing Jiao
CIS607 SEM Internet/IoT Sec Li
CIS630 Distributed Systems Rejaie
CIS633 Adv Network Security Li
COLT607 SEM Media Global South Gopal
EDLD610 Exp: Functnal Prog W/R Anderson
EDLD629 Hierarch Linear Mod II Stevens
EDLD650 Adv Sem Educ Res Meth Zvoch
EDUC646 Adv Research Design Zvoch
Eng570 Tech & Texts Capstone Kaufman
J510 Media Studies Res Meth Cote
J511 US Film Industry Hanna
J543 Advertising Media Plan Ofori-Parku
J560 Top Psychology of Tech Markowitz
J560 Top Insight w/Data Markwowitz
J563 Top Audio Story Radcliffe
J563 Top Data Journalism Maier
J575 Flux Production Milbourn
J596 Top Strat Comm Law Youm
Law610 Trademark Law Priest
MGMT510 Tech & Innovation Mgmt Heidl
Course # Course Name Professor
ARCH523 Media for Design and Devel Mladinov, Mark, and Ahn
ARCH592 Envir Control Sys II Elzeyadi
ARTD510 Interactive Spaces Park
ARTD510 Autonomous Imaging Rueter
ARTD510 Adv Digital Drawing Salter
ARTD563 Communication Design Tan
CIS510 Multi-agent Systems Nguyen
CIS520 Automata Theory Proskurowski
CIS522 Software Method I Hornof


NMCC and SOJC Graduate Student meet and greet with Mike Ananny next week!

The SOJC will host a discussion hour for SOJC and NMCC graduate Students with Dr. Mike Ananny next Friday, February 8th from 10:30-11:30 in Allen Hall 101. He will talk about the process of research, his path through the academy, and general tips for success in graduate school and the transition beyond. Dr. Seth Lewis will moderate the conversation.

“Dr. Annany will be giving the annual NMCC lecture that same day at  4:00 in the Knight Library Browsing Rm: for more information visit here

Price Science Commons Visualization Lab is available for NMCC students!

The Price Science Commons Visualization Lab is available for NMCC students! The lab is comprised of 24 high-definition displays, which have been connected to create a 50-million-pixel screen, or “Viz Wall,” which is ideal
for viewing and working with digital media (such as high-resolution images and video).

The Viz Lab is located in the basement of Allan Price Science Commons and can be booked for individual research, presentations, small classes or workshops, webinars, and more. Reservation requests can be made here

CFP: UO Data/Media/Digital Graduate Student Symposium (4/5/19)

CFP: Data/Media/Digital Graduate Student Symposium (4/5/19)

Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2019

We invite submissions for 15-minute presentations from UO graduate students on any aspect of Data/Media/Digital studies for a one-day symposium on Friday, April 5, 2019 to be held in the Knight Library’s new DREAM Lab collaborative workspace. Presentations can be based on work in progress or on research and work in the final stages of development. Proposals should specify clear scholarly or pedagogical goals, and should articulate how the design or argument of a data/media/digital project might address those goals. This event will give us an opportunity to showcase exciting multi-disciplinary work being produced by graduate students across campus. Any kind of data, media, or digital studies project is welcome. Participants are expected to attend the Symposium for the full day. Lunch will be served for presenters.

Please submit 300-word (max.) abstract and CV to by Friday, February 15, 2019. Questions about this event can be sent to any of the following: Bish Sen: (School of Journalism and Communication), Colin Koopman: (New Media & Culture Graduate Certificate + Philosophy), or Heidi Kaufman: (Digital Humanities + English).

UO Data Science Initiative and Philosophy Department Data Ethics Candidate Talks Upcoming

The UO Philosophy Department and UO Data Science Initiative are conducing a search for a faculty member in the area of Data Ethics.  Three finalist candidates will be on campus beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, 1/15) to present their research in this area.  The candidates’ job talks on their interdisciplinary research are open to the public — interested NMCC grads (and faculty) are encouraged to attend!

See below for the full schedule:

Daniel Hicks (UC Davis, Data Science Initiative), Tuesday, January, 15th @ 2:00PM-3:30PM – (Knight Library Browsing Room, 1st Floor). The talk is titled “Explainable Machine Learning: An Integrated Epistemic-Ethical Analysis”

Emanuele Ratti (Notre Dame U., Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values), Thursday, January, 17th @ 2:00PM-3:30PM –  (Willamette 110). The talk is titled “Epistemic and Contexutal Opacity in Machine Learning”

Ramon Alvarado (University of Kansas, Philosophy), Thursday January, 24th @ 2:00PM-3:30PM –  (Willamette 110). The talk is titled “Epistemic Injustice in Data Science”