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Shelfie: Patrick Jones

Patrick Jones is a doctoral candidate in Media Studies at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication. He has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Puget Sound and an MA in International Studies from the University of Oregon. His research focuses on the relationships among digital technology, global media, and political practice. His dissertation work investigates the history and contemporary use of electronic voting technologies in India and the United States. He has presented work at several major conference and has recently published a co-authored article in American Quarterly with Dr. Gretchen Soderlund that explores how conspiracy, as a form politics, affectively operates in contemporary American television. In 2015, Patrick, fellow NMCC member, Laura Strait, and Dr. Biswarup Sen co-organized a conference entitled New Media and Democracy: Global Perspectives, which the NMCC co-sponsored. Patrick has also been involved the Digital Scholarship Center Affiliates program, which works closely with the NMCC.

Patrick was drawn to the NMCC because of its interdisciplinary focus and collaborative spirit. He believes that “being a part of the NMCC has allowed me to take classes in the history, political science, and philosophy departments, familiarized me with conferences and academic resources I didn’t know existed, and has created opportunities for me to meet with and engage scholars from across the University of Oregon. The NMCC has played an important role in my development as a scholar and a teacher.”

Patrick’s dissertation entitled “Delivering Democracy: the history and deployment of electronic voting technologies in India and the United States,” is one of the first critical inquiries into how electronic voting technologies (EVTs) shape electoral processes in the 21st century. It explores the intersection of technical infrastructures and capabilities, economic processes, administrative procedures and legal framework(s) that configure contemporary controversies around the use of digital voting technologies in each country and argues that EVTs are a unique form digital media that allows one’s vote to be integrated into a broader spectrum of social and political communication. Patrick’s future work will continue to interrogate the constitutive role that digital technology plays both in our everyday political lives and the formation of global norms, institutions, and processes.

Patrick’s New Media Resources

Online Tools  

Microsoft’s Social Media Collective

Culture Digitally Blog


Digital Methods Initiative

AI Now Institute

Patrick’s New Media Bibliography

After Method: Mess in Social Science Research, John Law (2004)

Analytic Activism: Digital Listening and the New Political Strategy (Oxford Studies in Digital Politics), David Karpf, 2017

Digital Sociology: The Reinvention of Social Research, Noortje Marres (2017)

The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power, Andrew Chadwick (2013)

Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society (Inside Technology), Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo J. Boczkowski, Kirsten A. Foot, eds. (2014).

Political Machines: Governing a Technological Society, Andrew Barry (2001)

Prototype Politics: Technology-Intensive Campaigning and the Data of Democracy, Daniel Kreiss (2016)

Reverse Engineering Social Media: Software, Culture, and Political Economy in New Media Capitalism, Robert Gehl (2014).


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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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Prof Pick: Ying Tan

Associate Professor Ying Tan joined the UO Art Department in the Fall of 1996. Her extensive creative practice both as an artist and a designer has resulted in a wide range of work including film, video, animation and digital imaging, landscape painting, and communication design of all shapes and forms.

Tan’s work has been exhibited or screened nationally and internationally including venues such as Mediarama 2002 (Spain), Sydney Film Festival (Australia), transmediale Berlin (Germany), Technoimage Festival (Brazil),Bauhaus-University Weimar (Germany), Cinematheque Ontario (Canada), Dream Centenary Computer Graphics Grand Prix (Japan), Triennale diMilano (Italy), Circulo de Bellas Artes (Spain), Museum of Modern Art(NY), The National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), Harvard Film Archive (Cambridge, MA), The Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), Cyberarts Festival (Boston). SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater (San Antonio), Visual Arts Museum (NY) and Anthology Film Archives (NY).

Professor Tan’s recent work explores the relationship between vision and sound in time-based design. In both her teaching and practice she advocates design without boundaries, and interdisciplinary collaborations. She is active in developing academic exchage programs with institutions in China where she used to work and live.

Professor Tan will be teaching two courses next term that count toward the certificate’s electives requirements. Data Visualization (ARTD410/510 Winter 2018) and Experimental Animation (ARTD512). Details about Data Visualization (ARTD410/510). She provides more details on Data Visualization’s course content in her NMCC “Prof Pick” below!

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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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