Upcoming conference presentations will be posted here as they develop.
I presented a paper on histories of database marketing and the U.S. business press at the International Communication Association’s Communication History Division Preconference on the Long History of Modern Surveillance, May 24, 2019.
I presented a paper on corporate involvement in notions of information literacy at the Association of Internet Researchers annual conference in Montréal, CA, October 12, 2018.
I presented a paper on business magazines' historical coverage of big data and database marketing at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association in Prague, CZ, May 25, 2018.
I presented a paper on software history, privacy, and advertising at the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology in Philadelphia, October 27, 2017.
I gave two public talks at University of Massachusetts-Amherst on September 28th, 2017 (Details).
I spoke about epithets for media, the work they do, and they work they distract us from at The Conference on September 4, 2017, in a session on "Trust in a Post-Truth World." What an amazing community of folks at Media Evolution--and what a cool space, in Malmö Opera House! Watch the video here. (p.s. Scandinavian rye breads, I love you endlessly.)
At the International Communication Association annual conference in San Diego (May 25-29, 2017), I presented two papers: "Producing Milton Friedman's Free to Choose," and "Corporate Propaganda for Civic Peerhood." I hosted a panel on "Propaganda and its Others in an Age of Social Media," where I was honored to present my work alongside papers from Jayson Harsin, Göran Bolin, Sam Woolley, and Fred Turner.
I presented work in progress on the meaning of propaganda in the era of social media at Data & Society's Propaganda and Media Manipulation workshop (May 19, 2017).
I presented a paper on boundary disputes between economists and business advocates at the Business History Conference in Denver, CO (March 30-April 1, 2017).
CUNY community members caught up with me at the Queens College Graduate Media Studies Colloquium March 8, where I presented "Propaganda for the American Economy: Profit, Power, and Persuasion in the 20th (and 21st?) Centuries," a talk about 20th century economic education and propaganda.
I attended the "Historicizing the Economy" workshop at Harvard University September 23-24 and the O'Reilly Next Economy Conference October 9-12.
My talk, "Performing the Sharing Economy: Of Apples, Oranges, and Peers" kicked off Microsoft Research New England's Social Media Collective 2016 Intern Research Series at 11 AM on August 15th, at the Clara Barton Room on the first floor, One Memorial Drive in Cambridge, MA. Get in touch if you'd like to know more about this ongoing research.
I gave a talk, "How Facts Survive in Public Service Media," February 18, 2016, at the MIT Comparative Media Studies Colloquium series February 18, 2016. [Update! MIT CMS/W was kind enough to record the event and has posted the audio here. Feel free to get in touch if you'd like to see the accompanying slides.] More details about the talk can be found here.
I presented "Imaginative Hedonism and the Pleasures of Economic Literacy Media," a working paper, November 12, 2015 at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science in Denver, CO.
I presented "Empathy for the C-Suite: Simulation Games and Capitalist Subjectivity in the American 1960s-1980s," a selection of research from my dissertation project, October 10, 2015, at the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology.
...and many more. Request my CV for full details.