17h30 à 19h00
«The Logic of Access: Reading Machines and the History of the Electronic Book»
Lecture publique de Mara Mills, présentée conjointement par Media@McGill et par le département Art History and Communication Studies Speaker Series.
Biographie de Mara Mills:
Mara Mills is Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She received her Ph.D. in History of Science from Harvard and is currently completing a book on the significance of deafness to the emergence of communication engineering in the telephone system. Articles from this project can be found in Social Text, differences, and The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies. Her new research concerns the history of talking books, reading machines, and "print disability." Mills is the co-editor of a recent issue of Grey Room on the "audiovisual" and the recipient of the 2010 Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies.