Tag Archive: ecology

Presentations at MLA 2017 in Philadelphia

If you’re in Philly for MLA this year, I’ll be speaking on Friday and Saturday, schedule and details below:

326. Natural Media
Friday, 6 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Independence Ballroom Salon I, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the forum MS Visual Culture

Presiding: Elizabeth Swanstrom, Univ. of Utah

Speakers: Karen Elizabeth Bishop, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick; Alenda Chang, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; Jason D. Gladstone, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; Zach Horton, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Kim Knight, Univ. of Texas, Dallas; Carlos Nugent, Yale Univ.

Session Description:

The term media ecology suggests a more inclusive approach to media studies than the merely technological, yet the “ecology” in question has not, until recently, tended to include features of the natural environment. Participants discuss recent scholarship that promotes continuity between natural and technological media environments.

Full details/abstracts available here.


569. Digital Pedagogies
Saturday, 7 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 105B, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Program arranged by the MLA Publications Committee

Presiding: Fiona Somerset, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

1. “Place,” Victoria E. Szabo, Duke Univ.

2. “Networks,” Patrick Jagoda, Univ. of Chicago

3. “Nature,” Alenda Chang, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

Roundtable at NCEAS

If you’re in the Santa Barbara area, I’m giving a lunchtime talk tomorrow at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), located downtown next to the Paseo Nuevo shops. Information here: http://roundtable.nceas.ucsb.edu/2016/08/30/greening-games/.

A new school year at UCONN is underway, but I will be making a trip up to Bangor in September to give a talk and run a workshop for University of Maine students and faculty. I’m particularly excited to be using the new IMRC Center for my workshop on environmental storytelling through games. For details, see the linked poster: UMaine_EcologyofGamesPoster.