Spatial Organization of Media (2015)

On March 26, 2015, I joined Craig Robertson from Northeastern University, author of a fantastic book on the history of the passport; and Matthew Kirschenbaum from the University of Maryland, author of the much-celebrated Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination, for a discussion of “the spatial organization of media” at the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Montreal. Lynn Spigel was planning to join us as a respondent, but she was suddenly unable to attend. Craig shared some material from his forthcoming book on the history of the filing cabinet (yay!) , and Matt talked about sand tables — a “furnishing” used for military strategizing (again, yay!). You can see my slides and read the intro to my talk, as well as the abstracts for everyone’s papers, here.