Selected Talks

2017

GSS Workshop, Princeton University, April 27

Digital Materialities Symposium, University of Southern California, April 14

Disability Studies: A History (Conference), University of Pennsylvania, March 30-31

Feminist Media Theory Seminar, Barnard College, March 29

Workshop in the History of Material Texts, University of Pennsylvania, January 23

2016

Ear Pieces: Listening, Diagnosing, Writing, University of Cambridge, December 16-17

Cybernetics and the Human Sciences, Remarque Institute, NYU, December 3

Chicago Humanities Festival, The Newberry Library, November 5

What is Comparative Media?, Columbia University, September 29-October 1

Knowledge Architectures: Mumbai, TISS Mumbai, July 3-6.

STS Seminar, Uppsala University, May 31

Techniques of Mediation, Geballe Research Workshop, Stanford Humanities Center, May 16

Listening in: A Sound Symposium, Johns Hopkins Center for Advanced Media Studies, May 6

Techniques of the Listener, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, April 7-8

Listening (to) Cyborgs: A Media Archaeology Workshop on Sound Technologies, University of Pennsylvania (Music and Art History), March 16

Hardwired Temporalities Symposium, McGill University, March 11-12

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Colloquium, University of Minnesota, March 4

2015

Seminar in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies, Oxford University, November 19

Workshop on Choosing Disability, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania, November 6-7

Media & Materialisms Lecture Series, Cornell University, September 16

On Impairment, ICI Berlin, June 11

Designing Things – Engineering the Senses, eikones NFS Bildkritik, Basel, June 4-5

Mimetic Mutations, Bauhaus Universität Weimar, May 21-22

Sonic Shadows: Voice, Technics, and the Human, New School, April 24-25

Department of Music Guest Lecture Series, Yale University, April 10

Experimental Humanities Sound Cluster, Bard College, April 3

Critical Disability Studies Working Group, Concordia University, March 2

Program Series: Translation-Machination, NYU MCC, February 27

Crip Theory Today Panel, Feminist Technologies Series, The New School, February 23

Communications Colloquium, Columbia University, February 16

Voice Studies Now Conference, UCLA, January 30-31

Speaker Series: “Limits of the Human in/for the Humanities: Disability, Animality, Archives,” Pomona College, January 29

Las tres eras de la imagen: actualidad y perspectiva en los Estudios Visuales, 17, Instituto de Estudios Críticos (Mexico City), January 15-17

2014

Internet Accessibility Panel, Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy, December 9

Acoustic Alphabets and Designs for the Optophone, 1913-1972, Sonic Boom Conference, Northwestern University, November 14-15

Text-to-Tone: History and Sounds of the Optophone, Sonic Arts Research Center, Queen’s University Belfast, October 24

Optophones and Musical Print, Digging Sound: Methods and Sites in Sound Archaeology, Goldsmiths Radical Media Forum, October 23

Modulation, Seeing, Sounding, Sensing Symposium, MIT Center for Art, Science, and Technology (CAST), September 26-27

“A Pen that Reads”: Blind Aids as Assistive Pretexts, Rethinking Patent Cultures: Disability and Prostheses, University of Leeds and Leeds City Museum, September 18-19

Blindness and the History of Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Drexel University Department of History and Politics Colloquium, May 20

Sing, Yell, Tell: A Panel on Voice, New Museum, April 3, 2014

Exhibiting Disability: Perspectives and Practice, Guggenheim Museum, March 26, 2014

Surface-Interface Panel, Museum of Arts and Design, March 1, 2014

Earless Hearing, Sawyer Seminar on Hearing Modernity, Harvard University Department of Music, February 24, 2014

2013

Reading Bechdel with the Womyn’s Braille Press, Queer Method, University of Pennsylvania, October 31-November 1

Disability Studies Talks Back to Science and Technology Studies, SHOT Opening Plenary, Portland (Maine), October 10

What Does Sound Studies Teach Us About Technics?, 4S Presidential Plenary, San Diego, October 9

Text-to-Speech: Early Experiments, Resonant Bodies: Landscapes of Acoustic Tension, ICI Berlin, June 13-15

Keynote, Listen Up! Gender & Ability, Technology and Sound Conference, The University of Oregon, May 31-June 2

Reading By Ear: Musical Print and Recorded Literature (1930-1950), Music and Sound Studies Colloquium, University of Minnesota, March 29

Deaf Across the Curriculum Mellon AALAC Collaborative Workshop, Swarthmore College, March 1-3

Testing Vision with Print, Limits of the Visual in Arts and Sciences, ZfL Berlin, February 21-23

Talking Book Archives in the U.S. and the Question of “Prescription Media,” Auditory Memory and Sound Archives Workshop, University of Amsterdam, February 18

The Co-Construction of Blindness and Reading, The Future of Disability Studies, Columbia University, February 1

2012

Electro-otiatrics: From Medical Electricity to the Brain-Machine Interface, Deaf World/Hearing World Conference, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, December 10-11

Engineering Rhythm in the Bell Telephone System: On Automation and Its Impairments, Rhythmanalysis Symposium, Akademie Schloss Solitude, November 22-23

Print Disability and the Emergence of Audio Book Formats, STeMS Colloquium Series, University of Michigan, October 22

The Co-construction of Blindness and Reading, What is Kulturtechnik? Workshop, Institute for Cultural Studies, Humboldt University, June 8

Musical Print, Sonic Theory Oscillation Series @ General Public (Berlin), June 7

Vocal Codes: Lip-Reading and Early Signal Processing in the Telephone System, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, June 6

Print Disability, Reading Machines, and the History of OCR, Department of History, University of South Carolina, April 6

Reading Machines: Print Access and Media Change, University Seminar on the Theory and History of Media, Columbia University, March 26

Roundtable Participant, Disability and Pedagogy, CUNY Graduate Center English Student Association Conference, March 22

2011

Cochlear Implants After 50 Years: A History and an Interview with Charles Graser, “When the Subject Speaks” Workshop, Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities, December  9

AT&T and the Artificial Larynx, 1920-1960, International Study Group for the History of Otorhinolaryngology, New York Academy of Medicine, October 28

The Logic of Access: Reading Machines and the History of the Electronic Book, Department of Art History and Communication, McGill University, October 13

From Alphabet Gloves to Data Gloves, Centre for Sensory Studies, Concordia University, October 12

The Audiovisual Telephone: A History, Workshop on the Aesthetic Transfer of Music Video in the Context of Handhelds, MuViKon 11, Universität des Saarlandes, October 7

Electrifying the Book:  Reading Machines and Print Disability, 1912-1980, Frontiers of New Media Symposium, University of Utah, September 16-17

The Technical Politics of Cochlear Implants, Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego, May 18

From Alphabet Gloves to Data Gloves, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute Colloquium, April 28

Tactile Speech and the History of Cybernetics, Workshop: La Machine et la Parole, CNRS, Université Paris Diderot, April 8

Deafening: The History of Noise and Impairment in the Telephone System, STS Colloquium, University of California at Davis, March 8

Hearing Aids and the Long History of Electronics Miniaturization, Stanford Seminar on Science, Technology, and Society, March 7

2010

Do Signals Have Politics? Inscribing Abilities in Cochlear Implants, STS Working Group, National Tsing Hua University, December 22

Deafening: Hearing Loss, Urban Din, and Electronic Noise, Neil Postman Graduate Conference, New York University, October 22

Voice Studies Workshop, University of California Humanities Research Institute, September 17-18

Do Signals Have Politics? Inscribing Abilities in Cochlear Implants, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of History, May 18

On Disability and Cybernetics: The Case of the Hearing Glove, Philadelphia Cinema and Media Seminar, April 23

Hearing Aids and the History of Electronics Miniaturization, New Voices, New Topics: Workshop in the History of Computing and Information, University of Texas at Austin, April 2-3

Media and Prosthesis: The Case of the Artificial Larynx and the Vocoder, Temple University Humanities Center, March 30

On Disability and Cybernetics: Helen Keller, Norbert Wiener and the Hearing Glove, VoxTAP Working Group, University of California at Berkeley, March 16

Cut-ups for Squares: Audio Tape and Speech Compression, 1945-1960, Taping the World: The Global Legacy of a Neglected Technology Lecture Series, University of Iowa, March 2

Voice Prints: From Inscription to Information, Workshop in the History of Material Texts, University of Pennsylvania, January 13

Telephone Operator, Camera-Operator: Laryngoscopy and High Speed Motion Pictures at Bell Labs, Philadelphia Medical Film Symposium, January 20-23