Keynote • Plenary • Symposium

Part I: 2019 Keynote Panel

What is Technology?
Thursday, April 11, 2019 • 5:00–7:00p • University of Oregon Portland

Chair: Julianne Newton, Journalism and Media Studies, University of Oregon
Larry A. Hickman, Philosophy/Center for Dewey Studies, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
“Reimagining Technology”
Charlene Haddock Seigfried, Philosophy/Interdisciplinary Studies/American Studies, Purdue University
“Creating a Context for Making Better Decisions Together”
Eric Schatzberg, History/Sociology, Georgia Institute of Technology
“Rescuing Technology: A Manifesto”

Part II: Plenary Session

Rhetoric and Data: From Technical Communication to Media Genealogy
Friday, April 12, 2019 • 9:00–10:15a • University of Oregon Portland

Welcome & Chair: Regina Lawrence, George S. Turnbull Portland Center/Agora Journalism Center, UO
Carolyn R. Miller, Rhetoric and Technical Communication/English, North Carolina State University
“What is Technology to Rhetoric, and Vice-Versa?”
Colin Koopman, Philosophy/Ethics/New Media & Culture/Cyber Security and Privacy, UO
“How We Became Our Data: A Media Genealogy of Ourselves”

Part III: Symposium Luncheon

Technology: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Community
Friday, April 12, 2019 • 12:15–2:15p • University of Oregon Portland

Moderator: Jeremy Swartz, Communication/Media Studies/New Media & Culture, UO
Lana Rakow, Communication/Community Engagement, University of North Dakota
“The Community and its Problems: Geopolitics, Democracy, and Technology”
Scott Stroud, Communication Studies/Center for Media Engagement, University of Texas at Austin
“Imagining Complexity: Pragmatism on the Ethics and Aesthetics of Media Technologies”

Facilitated Group Discussion (approx. 1-1/2 hrs.)

featuring Keynote Panelists and Plenary Panelists
• Charlene Haddock Seigfried • Eric Schatzberg • Larry A. Hickman
• Carolyn R. Miller • Colin Koopman • Lana Rakow • Scott Stroud

Cosponsors: Office of the Provost, Knight Chair in Communication Research, and Media Studies Program.


Hickman, Larry A.
“Dewey, Pragmatism, Technology.” In Fesmire, Steven. The Oxford Handbook of Dewey. Oxford University Press, 2017.
• with James W. Garrison and Daisaku Ikeda. Living as learning: John Dewey in the 21st century. Cambridge, MA: Dialogue Path Press, 2014.
“John Dewey’s Critique of Our ‘Unmodern’ Philosophy.” European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 1 (2013).
“Pragmatism, Constructivism, and the Philosophy of Technology.” In John Dewey between pragmatism and constructivism (2009): 143-161.
•  “Pragmatic Paths to Environmental Sustainability.” Journal of agricultural and environmental ethics 20, no. 4 (2007): 365-373.
“Revisiting Philosophical Tools for Technological Culture.” Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 7, no. 1 (2003): 45-56.
Philosophical Tools for Technological Culture: Putting pragmatism to work. Indiana University Press, 2001.
“Four effects of technology.” Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 3, no. 4 (1998): 184-189.

Koopman, Colin
How we became our data: A genealogy of the informational person. University of Chicago Press, 2019.
“Information before information theory: The politics of data beyond the perspective of communication.” New Media & Society (January 2019).
“Infopolitics, Biopolitics, Anatomopolitics: Toward a Genealogy of the Power of Data.” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 39, no. 1 (2018): 103-128.
• with Deirdre K. Mulligan and Nick Doty. “Privacy is an essentially contested concept: A multi-dimensional analytic for mapping privacy.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 374, no. 2083 (2016).
“Conduct Pragmatism: Pressing Beyond Experientialism and Lingualism.” European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 6, no. VI-2 (2014).
“Historicism in pragmatism: Lessons in historiography and philosophy.” Metaphilosophy 41, no. 5 (2010): 690-713.
Pragmatism as transition: Historicity and hope in James, Dewey, and Rorty. Columbia University Press, 2009.

Miller, Carolyn R.
• “Genre in ancient and networked media.” In Kennerly, Michele, and Damien Smith Pfister, eds. Ancient Rhetorics and Digital Networks. University of Alabama Press, 2018: 176-205.
• with Ashley R. Kelly, eds. Emerging genres in new media environments. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
• with Walsh, Lynda, Nathaniel A. Rivers, Jenny Rice, Laurie E. Gries, Jennifer L. Bay, Thomas Rickert. “Bruno Latour on rhetoric.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 47, no. 5 (2017): 403-462.
“Genre as social action (1984), revisited 30 years later (2014).” Letras & Letras 31, no. 3 (2015): 56-72.
“Audiences, Brains, Sustainable Planets, and Communication Technologies: Four Horizons for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology.” Poroi 9, no. 1 (2013): 11.
• “Foreword: Rhetoric, Technology, and the Pushmi-Pullyu.” In Selber, Stuart A., and Mariana Grohowski. Rhetorics and Technologies: New Directions in Writing and Communication. University of South Carolina Press, 2010.
• “What can automation tell us about agency?” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 37, no. 2 (2007): 137-157.
• “Expertise and Agency: Transformations of Ethos in Human–Computer Interaction.” In The Ethos of Rhetoric, edited by Michael Hyde. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2004: 197–218.
• “Writing in a Culture of Simulation: Ethos Online.” In Towards a Rhetoric of Everyday Life: New Directions in Research on Writing, Text, and Discourse, edited by Martin Nystrand and John Duffy. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003: 58–83.
“Opportunity, opportunism, and progress: Kairos in the rhetoric of technology.” Argumentation 8, no. 1 (1994): 81-96.

Rakow, Lana F.
John Dewey: A Critical Introduction to Media and Communication Theory (Peter Lang, 2019)
• “Philosophy of Technology: Who is in the Saddle?” (ed.). Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. SAGE [to be published, Summer 2019].
Women making meaning: New feminist directions in communication. Routledge, 2015.
“Review Essay: Navigating Gender in Cyberspace.” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 85, no. 1 (2008): 190.
• with Laura A. Wackwitz. Feminist communication theory: Selections in context. Vol. 20, no. 5. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2005.
• with Laura A. Wackwitz. “Voice in feminist communication theory.” In Feminist communication theory: Selections in context. Sage, 2004: 93-110.

Schatzberg, Eric
Technology: Critical History of a Concept. University of Chicago Press, 2018.
“Counterfactual History and the History of Technology.” In Technology’s Stories (2014) [open access magazine of The Society for the History of Technology].
“From art to applied science.” Isis 103, no. 3 (2012): 555-563.
• with Carl Mitcham. “Defining technology and the engineering sciences.” In Philosophy of technology and engineering sciences, pp. 27-63. North-Holland, 2009.
“‘Technik’ Comes to America: Changing Meanings of ‘Technology’ before 1930.” Technology and culture 47, no. 3 (2006): 486-512.
“Natural capitalism: Creating the next industrial revolution.” (2002): 218-221.

Seigfried, Charlene Haddock
• “Making Much of Doing With Hearts, Heads and Hands.” In Questions of Practice in Philosophy and Social Theory, Anders Buch and Theodore Schatzi, eds., Routledge, 2018.
“Pragmatism.” In Jaggar, Alison M., and Iris Young. A Companion to Feminist Philosophy, Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 49-57, 2017.
“The Social Self in Jane Addams’s Prefaces and Introductions.” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy 49, no. 2 (2013): 127-156.
“Democracy as a Way of Life: Addams’ Pragmatist Influence on Dewey.” In Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Spokane, WA, vol. 12. (2011).
“Relating Identity and Diversity.” In Identity and Social Transformation, John Ryder and Radim Sip, eds. Value Inquiry Book Series, Rodopi, 2011, pp. 117-129.
Feminist Interpretations of John Dewey. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010.
“The Dangers of Unilateralism.” Special issue on Feminist Perspectives on Peace and War: Before and After 9-11, NWSA Journal, 18:3 (Fall, 2006), 20-32.
• “Introduction” to Jane Addams, Democracy and Social Ethics. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002, ix-xxxviii.
• “Beyond epistemology: From a pragmatist feminist experiential standpoint.” In Tuana, Nancy, and Sandra Morgen, eds. Engendering Rationalities, Suny Press, pp. 99-121, 2001
• “Socializing Democracy: Jane Addams and John Dewey.” Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 29:2(June, 1999), 207-230.
Pragmatism and Feminism: Reweaving the Social Fabric. University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Stroud, Scott R.
“Be a bully to beat a bully’: Twitter ethics, online identity, and the culture of quick revenge.” Controversies in digital ethics (2016): 264-278.
“The Art of Experience: Dewey on the Aesthetic.” In Practicing Pragmatist Aesthetics, pp. 33-46. Brill Rodopi, 2014.
“The dark side of the online self: A pragmatist critique of the growing plague of revenge porn.” Journal of Mass Media Ethics 29, no. 3 (2014): 168-183.
John Dewey and the artful life: Pragmatism, aesthetics, and morality. Vol. 7. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011.
“John Dewey and the question of artful criticism.” Philosophy & Rhetoric 44, no. 1 (2011): 27-51.
“Toward a Deweyan theory of communicative mindfulness.” Imagination, Cognition and Personality 30, no. 1 (2010): 57-75.
“William James on meliorism, moral ideals, and business ethics.” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy 45, no. 3 (2009): 378-401.
“Technology and mythic narrative: The Matrix as technological hero‐quest.” Western Journal of Communication 65, no. 4 (2001): 416-441.

Additional References and Resources
• Borgmann, Albert. Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life: A Philosophical Inquiry. University of Chicago Press, 1984.
• Feenberg, Andrew. Technosystem: The social life of reason. Harvard University Press, 2017.
• Feenberg, Andrew. “Pragmatism and critical theory of technology.” Techne: Research in philosophy and technology 7, no. 1 (2003): 29-33.
• Feenberg, Andrew. Transforming technology: A critical theory revisited. Oxford University Press, 2002.
• Floridi, Luciano. The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
• Franssen, Maarten, Gert-Jan Lokhorst, and Ibo van de Poel. “Philosophy of Technology.” In Zalta, Edward N. (ed.) The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2018 Edition).
• Hamington, Maurice. “Integrating care ethics and design thinking.” Journal of Business Ethics 155, no. 1 (2019): 91-103.
• Ihde, Don. Technology and the lifeworld: From garden to earth. No. 560. Indiana University Press, 1990.
• Johnson, Mark. The Aesthetics of Meaning and Thought: The Bodily Roots of Philosophy, Science, Morality, and Art. University of Chicago Press, 2018.
• Johnson, Mark. Morality for humans: Ethical understanding from the perspective of cognitive science. University of Chicago Press, 2015.
• McKenna, Erin. “The Need for Reciprocity and Respect in Philosophy.” Pluralist 12, no. 1 (2017): 1-14.
• McKenna, Erin, Sarah Curtis, and Jon Stout. “Philosophical Farming.” Contemporary Pragmatism 9, no. 1 (2012): 151.
• McKenna, Erin, and Andrew Light. 2004. Animal pragmatism: Rethinking human-nonhuman relationships. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
• Olsen, Jan Kyrre Berg, Stig Andur Pedersen, and Vincent F. Hendricks. A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology. John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
• Reydon, Thomas A.C. “Philosophy of Technology.” In The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosohy.
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