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Kate Maddalena's Introduction: the implications of mediation

Kate Maddalena's Introduction: the implications of mediation

Hi, folks! I'm Kate Maddalena.  I'm a media theory and science & technology studies scholar, and I'm also a procrastinator. Part of my excuse for lurking so long is that I don't quite know, yet, how I might fit in here. But I'm excited to become a part of the conversation.  I guess I'll just tell you a little bit about my interests, and then when I find a thread of conversation to pick up, my contributions will become more concrete and substantive.

I'm interested in how media technologies constitute and (sometimes, maybe) come to determine cultures and knowledges. This can happen, I think, at the level of experience—the way mobile devices' ubiquitous screens may be determining new patterns in our face-to-face interactions, for instance—and below the level of experience—the way that a calibrated sensor “perceives” light from a galaxy, records the data digitally, all before rendering anything we could code as a visual representation. I'm interested in the way digital media might be "pixellating" knowledge (not literally--that's an analogy).

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