Mara Mills - Deafening: The History of Noise and Impairment in the Telephone System
Deafening: The History of Noise and Impairment in the Telephone System
Tuesday March 8th, 4-6pm, SSH 1246
Science & Technology Studies Colloquium
Co-Sponsored by Cultural Studies, American Studies, and the Center for
Science & Innovation Studies
The room is 1246 SSH (aka Deathstar), easiest way to find it is to enter the parking lot between Young & SSH off A St. At the end of the parking lot turn right and walk between two buildings. Off to your left is a sliding glass door. 1246 is inside to your left.
Mara Mills is an Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She is a historian of science who works at the intersection of disability studies and media studies. Her research and teaching interests include telephone and mobile media studies, science and technology studies, and disability theory. Her current book project traces the historical relationship between the telephone system, deafness, and signal processing. Other projects include: a history of talking books, reading machines, and print disability; a collaborative study of the history and politics of "miniaturization" in the electronics industry.