Friday, 28 March 2014

How to Knit a Popular History of Media

At an event held at the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society at the University of California, Berkeley, in October 2011, Kristen Haring of Auburn University gave a presentation called "How to Knit a Popular History of Media".

From the YouTube page for this video: "As part of a study of the cultural history of binary systems, Kristen Haring undertook an unusual hands-on project. Her talk will explain how her knitting of Morse code serves to engage a general audience in discussion of communications theory, binary systems, and the history of media. She will also recount the surprising ways that physical production deepened her historical understanding. The talk will highlight the rich answers that can come from explorations that are at once artistic and technical, popular and scholarly, historical and contemporary."

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