Conference Program

[Technology as Method/Method as Technology]

The Graduate Center—City University of New York

Friday, November 5, 2010

8:00 am – 3:30 pm

365 Fifth Ave

New York, New York 10016

8:00 am—9:00 am~Registration (room 5414)

9:00 am—9:45 am~Keynote Address

10:00 am—11:15 am~ Session I

11:30 am—12:45 pm~Session II

1:00 pm—2:00 pm~Lunch (room 5414)

2:15 pm—3:30 pm~Session III

Keynote Address


Doing Research: Technology and Method as Socio-material Practices

Annel-Laure Fayard, NYU PolyTech

Skylight Room (9100)

Session I


Panel A: Technology and Capitalism I (room 9206)

Discussant: Stephen Boatright

Stevphen Shukaitis Inside the Garden of Bifurcations: Technologies of Composition,

Recuperation, and the Work of the Soul in Neoliberalism

Saraswathi Anna Subbaraman UNMANNED: Robotic Warfare Made Science Fact in Iraq and Around the World

Stephanie Wakefield Oikonomia, Gestell, Apparatus


Panel B: Movement(s) and Methods/Technology (room 9100)

Discussant: Michelle Fine

Valerie Francisco Beyond Population: Governmentality, Trauma, and Image-based Performance Texts

Rachel Goffe and Shivaani Selvaraj Annihilation of Space by Media: Making Connections through a Fragmented Neoliberal Landscape

Carolina Munoz Proto Memoscopio: The Role of New Media in the Generation of Usable and Relevant Knowledge about Nonviolence Activism


Panel C: The Technology of Method (room 9207)

Discussant: Vilna Bashi Treitler

Colleen Eren Social Time as Technology and Newspaper Content Analysis

Jessica Sperling Comparative Qualitative Methodology: Applications, Benefits, and


Session II


Panel A: Innovative Methodologies and Technologies (room 9206)

Discussant: Kate Jenkins

Kim Cunningham The EMDR Machine: Sensory-Affective Methodologies and Psychiatric Culture

Adeola Enigbokan To Retrofit as Method


Panel B: Methods and Technology in Education (room 9207)

Discussant: Paul Attewell

Kiersten Greene Diary Versus Data: Researching Teacher Blogs

Natalya Petroff Technology-oriented Approaches and Their Contribution to Literacy Research: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Session III


Panel A: Youth, Technology, and Power (room 9206)

Discussant: Sam Han

Gregory Donovan The Medium is the Message (and the Method): Unpacking the Political Ecology of Cyberdominance and Cyberempowerment in Youth Environments

Benjamin Joseph Nobile Kampler Video Game Ratings and the Archive of Children


Panel B: Technology and Capitalism II (room 9100)

Discussant: Bruno Gulli

Pamela Brown The End of Society

Tamara Kneese The Digital Afterlife: Personhood and Property in Facebook Memorialization and Online Estate Planning

Ali Syed Smooth Scholarship and the Politics of Assemblage


Panel C: Methods of TV and Conversation Analysis (room 9207)

Discussant: Patricia Clough

Stephen DiDomenico An Attempt to Bridge the Gap Between Traditional and Technologically-Mediated Approaches to Research on Naturally Occurring Conversation

Elizabeth Miller Television and the Dissemination of Stereotypes

Dana Neacsu Using Bibliometrics in Interpretive Research


The Sociology Students Association represents students in the Doctoral Program in Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.                                         


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The Doctoral Program in Sociology

Center for the Study of Women and Society

The Luxembourg Income Study Center

Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center


Anne-Laure Fayard

Rati Kashyap




Conference co-organizers: Heidi Baez, Colleen Eren, Sara Martucci, Elizabeth Miller and Abe Walker

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