Please join us this Wednesday 9/28 at 4pm for the first meeting of the Ordinary Media Research Workshop! We will be meeting in the seminar room of the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities (Kresge Hall, Room 2-350).

This session will introduce the research workshop with a pair of short presentations by co-organizers James J. Hodge and Danny Snelson, a group introduction, and light refreshments. We will be discussing methods and tactics for investigating the saturation of contemporary life by social media and always on computing since the mid-2000s. We are particularly interested in the emergence of new networked genres of art, expression, and behavior in the 21st century (networked games, texting, the animated .gif, trolling, etc.) as well as the novel prominence of file formats (.mp3 .gif, .mov, etc.) in organizing everyday life.

Come out to meet the group: free and open to the public!