Associate Professeur, Department of Information Studies, UCLA
218 GSE&IS Building, 300 North Charles E. Young Drive,
Box 951520, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520
Tel: +1 310 267 5137; Fax: +1 310 206 4460
Email: last name at ucla dot edu
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Library, Archival and Information
Studies, U. of British Columbia.
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic
M.Sc., Computer Science (cryptography), Université de
B.Sc., Computer Science, Université de Montréal.
Authenticity of electronic information. Social and political
dimensions of information security. Digital preservation.
Sociology of mathematics. Privacy and data retention. Materiality
and computing. Technology, memory, and oblivion.
Current committee work
Member, Opus steering committee.
Member, Senate Commitee on Library and Scholarly Communication.
Departmental Representative, Senate Legislative Assembly.
Chair-elect, Faculty Executive Committee, GSE&IS.
Recent and upcoming presentations
“La dématérialisation n'aura pas lieu,” Ecole de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information, Université de Montréal, April 10, 2013.
It's a Series of Tubes: Exploring Net Neutrality Policy through Critical Making (with Matt Ratto), iConference 2013, Forth Worth, February 14, 2013.
Heavy Clouds: Towards a Material Analysis of Computing, School of Information Studies, UW Milwaukee, November 15, 2012.
The 7 Habits of Technically Savyy MLIS Graduates, LISAA Fall Colloquium, UCLA, November 10, 2012.
A Material History of Bits, Epistemic Engines: Media Technology and Cultural History Conference, UC Irvine, October 5th, 2012.
Infrastructural Thinking: A Pedagogical Approach to Information Technology and Archives, AERI, UCLA, July 10, 2012.
électronique: Les règles de l'art, Centre de
recherche information, droit et société, Brussels,
June 1, 2012.
Knowledge Infrastructures Workshop School of Information,
University of Michigan, May 25-28, 2012.
force de la recherche juridique, CNRS, Paris, May 11, 2012.
Materials to Materiality, CHI workshop, Austin, May 6, 2012.
New about New Materialities?, Center for Science, Technology,
Medicine and Society, Berkeley, May 5, 2012.
les mutations de l'écrit : Infrastructure et
dématérialisation, École des Chartes,
Paris, March 27, 2012.
Oxford Internet Institute, March 20, 2012.
Visual and Digital Culture Research Seminar Series, Department
of Anthropology, University College London, March 19, 2012.
information material? Digital materialities and mediated logics,
iConference, Toronto, February 8, 2012.
Thinking'' as Core Computing Skill, Digital Humanities
Conference, Stanford, June 21, 2011.
- Running on Bare Metal: Towards a Material Theory of
Under contract, The University of Chicago Press.
- “Viewpoint: Computing as if Infrastructure Mattered,” Communications of the ACM,
Vol. 55 No. 10, 32-34.
[CACM] [PDF preprint]
- Burdens of Proof: Cryptographic Culture and Evidence Law
in the Age of Electronic Documents.
May 2012, The MIT Press. [MIT
- “A Material History of Bits,” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology,
62 no. 6 (2011): 1042-1057 [Journal
Some discussions of the paper: [Timo Arnall], [Nicholas Carr], [ReNetworker]
- “The Noise in the Archive: Oblivion in the Age of Total
Recall,” in Privacy and Data Protection :
An Element of Choice. (Serge Gutwirth, Yves Poullet, Paul
De Hert, and Ronald Leenes, Eds.),
pp. 25-38. Springer, 2011. [Springer]
- “The Digital Signature Dilemma,” Annals of
Telecommunications, 61 no. 7-8 (2006): 903-918.
version] [PDF preprint]
- “La « dématérialisation » du livre
foncier d'Alsace-Moselle: Archivistique et preuve
Document Numérique, special issue on “Archivage et
pérennisation,” 8 no. 2 (2004): 63-72
(with Françoise Banat-Berger) [PDF
- “Data Retention and the Panoptic Society: The Social Benefits
of Forgetfulness,” The Information Society,
18, no. 1 (2002): 1-13 (with Deborah Johnson) [Journal
- [IS-240] Electronic Records [syllabus]
- [IS-270] Introduction to Information Technologies [syllabus]
- [IS-282] Systems Analysis and Design [syllabus]
- [IS-289] Digital Preservation [syllabus]
- [IS-291C] Academic Work [syllabus]
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