re:compute media technologies and alternate futures symposium

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Bringing together leading scholars from history and philosophy of technology, media studies, and cultural studies of technology, the re:compute symposium is a one-day event at the University of Notre Dame that seeks to investigate political positions on computational media studies across disciplines. Our goal is to foster discussion along the tread of re:computation, imagining computationalities (conceptual, metaphorical, technical) beyond the economic and historical confines presented to us by Silicon Valley.  If re-computation is not only possible but also necessary, then what and how can we recompute our computational world?  Where goes the cultural study of computation today?

Registration is available online and is open until Friday, September 9th, 2022.  Additional information can be found here:


10:00 am    Opening Remarks
Elliott Visconsi, Associate Provost and Chief Academic Digital Officer, Notre Dame

10:30 am    Tracking Computation
Alexander Galloway, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU
Superlative Discorrelation

Markus Krajewski, Professor of Media Studies, Universität Basel
Branch, Diff, Merge. The Cultural History of Version Control Systems  

12:30 pm    Lunch

2:00 pm      Computational Pasts & Futures
Nathan Ensmenger, Associate Professor of Informatics, IU Bloomington
Silicon Substrates: A Layered History of Computing

Patrick Jagoda, Professor of English and Cinema and Media Studies, U of Chicago
Speculative Design: From Problem Solving to the Problems of Scaling

4:00 pm      Closing Remarks
Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal, Ruth and Paul Idzik Collegiate Chair of Digital Scholarship, Assistant Professor of English, and Film, Television, and Theater, University of Notre Dame

Sponsors include: department of english; department of film, television, and theatre: idzik computing and digital technologies program: minor in data science; program in history and philosophy of science; navari family center for digital scholarship; the institute for scholarship in the liberal arts; lucy family institute for data & society.