3 May 2017
All events will take place in Room 133 of the 
Barker Center.

9:30-10:00   Breakfast

10:00-10:15  Introduction: Hansun Hsiung (MPIWG)

10:15-11:15  Keynote: Jonathan Sterne (McGill), “Nothing Comes After Compression”

11:15-11:30  Coffee Break

11:30-13:00  Structures of Storage & Retrieval (Discussant: Ann Blair)

Craig Robertson (Media and Screen Studies, Northeastern), “Using the Vertical
Christopher Nugent (Asian Studies, Williams), “Compressing the Culture: Encoding Knowledge for Retrieval in Medieval China” 
Evan Hepler-Smith
(Center for the Environment, Harvard), “Transition States: Compressing Molecules across Time and Media

13:00-14:00  Lunch [Registered Guests, Speakers, and Discussants]

14:00-15:30  Transcription’s Epistemes (Discussant: Shigehisa Kuriyama)

Stephanie Frampton (Literature, MIT), “Alphabet as a Technology of Compression
John Kim (Comparative Literature, Harvard), “Diagrammatic Compression and the World-Literary Totality
Peter McMurray (Society of Fellows, Harvard), “Vox ex nihilo? Epic Traces and Aluminum Orality

15:30-15:45  Coffee Break

15:45-17:15  Affects of the Hidden, Ethics of the Seen (Discussant: Alex Csiszar)

Stephanie Dick (Society of Fellows, Harvard), “Benchmarks and Bodies: The ‘Lena’ Image in Compression Studies
Jared McCormick (Anthropology, Harvard), “It’s All in the Blues: Watermarks, Recirculation, and Tracking
Eric Hayot (Comparative Literature, Penn State), “The One and the Many

17:15-17:30  Coffee Break

17:30-18:15  Roundtable discussion