NMCC Lecture on Mon, Apr 16: Intel’s Melissa Gregg


Please join us next Monday April 16th at 4pm for this year’s NMCC Lecture by anthropologist, author, and Intel researcher Melissa Gregg.  Her lecture, titled “Counterproductive: Time Management in a Knowledge Economy,” will focus on topics of contemporary time management and workplace imperatives of productivity, with special attention to the impacts of technological approaches to organizing our time. In bridging academic work in new media theory and research contributions to the tech industry, Gregg’s thinking charts ambitious new paths through our contemporary technological milieu.


Dr. Gregg’s presentation will be drawing from her in-progress book, Counterproductive: A brief history of time management (forthcoming with Duke University Press). Her previous publications include Work’s Intimacy (Polity, 2011), The Affect Theory Reader (Duke UP, 2010), Cultural Studies’ Affective Voices (Palgrave 2006), numerous articles in The Atlantic, and a contribution to the recent multi-author volume Data: Now Bigger and Better! (Prickly Paradigm Press, 2016).

Melissa Gregg is Principal Engineer and Director of Smart Home Research at Intel.


Following the talk, we will host a catered reception.


This event is sponsored by the New Media and Culture Certificate, the Art & Technology Program, the Graduate School, and the College of Arts & Sciences.


Join us on Monday, April 16th at 4pm in the Knight Library Browsing Room. 



Winter 2018 Student Showcase and Open House Jan. 26

This term’s Open House will be held in the Graduate Student Lounge in Susan Campbell Hall

Happy New Year to the NMCC community! We’re kicking off the winter term with an open house on January 26th. Join us for coffee, snacks, and hot cocoa, and get to know some of your fellow NMCC students and affiliated faculty.

We are doubly excited to be showcasing two NMCC students’ creative professional works at this open house. Recent new media art by Aaron Bjork and Natalie Wood will be on display and will be an occasion for an informal group discussion of process, ideas, and media.

This event is open to everyone in the UO community.  If you are interested in pursuing NMCC as part of your graduate study, then please consider joining us as we’ll be on hand to answer questions and discuss the program structure.

When: Jan. 26, 4-6 pm

Where: Graduate Student Lounge, Susan Campbell Hall, first floor

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NMCC Book Forum: Save the Date

'A Capsule Aesthetic' book cover

Save the date for the 2017-18 NMCC Book Forum, scheduled for Winter term on Friday March 9, 2018 at 2:00 in the Knight Library Browsing Room. Refreshments (and wine!) will be served after the conversation.

This year’s NMCC Book Forum will feature a panel of UO faculty discussing Kate Mondloch‘s just-out (to be published in January 2018, actually) A Capsule Aesthetic: Feminist Materialisms in New Media Art (University of Minnesota Press).

Our book discussants will be Michael Allan (UO, Comparative Literature), Stephanie LeManager (UO, English & Environmental Studies), and Daniel Rosenberg (UO, Clark Honors College, History).  The discussion will then feature a response from Kate Mondloch.  NMCC Director Colin Koopman will moderate the session.

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