The Containerization of Memory (Dissertation Prospectus)

A few months ago I left Academia.edu. I chose to do this for personal reasons, largely due to my frustration with the platform. But at that time I didn’t remedy the situation by posting many of my most recent files.

Below I’m going to attach two files: first the abstract for my dissertation prospectus. Second, I’ll be attaching the prospectus itself. If you read it and you’re interested in discussing it further, please feel free to email me at kbickoff@umd.edu or tweet at (or DM me) @kylebickoff on Twitter. Both of these files are NOT for distribution.

Here’s the Abstract:

Download (DOCX, 143KB)

And here’s the full prospectus.

Download (DOCX, 140KB)

Paper Presentation: Standardization, Memory, and The Stack

In June of 2017 I presented a paper at the 2017 STS Conference (Society for Textual Scholarship).

The contents of my paper presentation (not for distribution, in presentation draft form) can be located here:

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Paper Presentation: Extruding Logic (RCADE Conference)

In April of 2017 I presented a paper at the RCADE Symposium at Rutgers Camden. I’m going to post the contents of that talk, and the presentation online here. This writing is all my own & not for distribution.

My prezi file can be located here: https://prezi.com/imuravsggknm/extruding-logic-a-examination-of-3d-printing/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

My paper (formatted for a talk) can be located here:

Download (DOCX, 29KB)

 

Media Archaeology Lab Blog Post: The Ephemerality of Breakage and the Degradation of the Vectrex

This is the second post in a series I’m working on, posting for the Media Archaeology Lab (MAL). I’m looking at devices here in Maryland, at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), while writing on devices that the MAL also holds in its collections. This week I write on the Vectrex, a vector-graphics based home video console, first sold in 1982–I write on both its then economic demise and its now current technological failure.

See my post for the MAL, “The Ephemerality of Breakage and the Degradation of the Vectrex.”

Media Archaeology Lab Blog Post: Rethinking Decay in the Media Lab

This post marks my first in a series I’m beginning, posting for the Media Archaeology Lab (MAL). I’ll be looking at devices here in Maryland, at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), while writing on devices that the MAL also holds in its collections.

See my first post for the MAL, “Rethinking Decay in the Media Lab.”

 

Digital Humanities Interview

My recent interview by Jillian Gilmer (University of Colorado, Boulder) has just been published on Lori Emerson’s class site: “THEORY & PRACTICE OF “DOING” // FROM DIGITAL HUMANITIES TO POSTHUMANITIES.” I’m still working through reading the other interviews, but they’re all quite good!

Here’s the Link to the Interview.