Data|Media|Digital Symposium

Join us for UO’s annual Data|Media|Digital Graduate Symposium!  The symposium, featuring presenters from across UO’s graduate programs, is a joint collaboration of the New Media & Culture Program, the Digital Humanities Initiative, and the School of Journalism and Communication.


Friday, February 28th

in the Knight Library DREAM Lab

D|M|D 2020

Schedule of Presentations


9:15a:   Arrival, morning coffee/pastries (& morning panel setup)


9:30a:   Opening Remarks and Welcome by D|M|D Grad Symposium organizers: Professors Heidi Kaufman (English & DH@UO), Bish Sen (SOJC), and Colin Koopman (Philosophy & NMCC)


9:45a-11:15:      PANEL A: NEW MEDIA / OLD MEDIA

Chair: Prof. Colin Koopman (Philosophy & NMCC)

Teresa Caprioglio (Media Studies)
“Televisual flow in the age of streaming: vestiges of legacy TV on Hulu”

Gabriela Chitwood (History of Art & Architecture)
“Digitally Reconstructing the Twelfth-Century Chevet of Saint-Denis”

Mary McLevey (Philosophy)
“On the Mode of Existence of Payphones”


11:15a-12:00p: Faculty lightning presentations

  • Bish Sen, Media Studies in SOJC
  • Maxwell Foxman, Media Studies in SOJC
  • Heidi Kaufman, English + Digital Humanities
  • Colin Koopman, New Media & Culture Certificate + Philosophy
  • Ramón Alvarado, Philosophy & Data Science Initiative


12:00-1:30p: Lunch for all presenters, Falling Sky Brewery in the EMU

(presenters for next panel should return early to set up)


1:30-3:00p:       PANEL B: TECHNOLOGY & THE SOCIAL

Chair: Prof. Bish Sen (Media Studies, SOJC)

Brandon Harris (Media Studies)
“Streamers, Vloggers, & Content Creators, Oh my!: Critiquing the role of influence in the contemporary media landscape”

Valérie Simon (Philosophy)
“Lesbian Activist Resources: On Political Flyers and the Archiving of the Movement of the Lesbian Avengers”

Spencer Cherasia (Media Studies)
“Poz in (the networked) public: Assessing privacy self- efficacy of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) on gay men’s social networking apps (GMSNAs)”


3:00-3:30p:       Coffee break with snacks (& final panel setup)



Panel Chair: Prof. Heidi Kaufman (English + DH)

Shiloh Deitz (Geography)
“Missing Data”

Bailey Hilgren (Environmental Studies)
“‘This is What Climate Change Sounds Like, in D minor’: Data Sonification as Artistic Science Communication Media”

Patrick Jones (Media Studies)
NMCC Omeka Showcase: “India’s First Elections”



The 2019 D|M|D Symposium was held on April 5th, 2019.