Upcoming ATEC Faculty Candidate Presentations

Students, staff and faculty are invited to candidate presentations for various faculty positions in Arts and Technology. Candidates will offer a presentation based upon their individual research interests.

The following candidates are slated to present for the week of March 5-9, 2012. All presentations will be held in the ATEC Conference Room (ATEC 1.606).

Erik Palmer, PhD
Candidate for Assistant Professor in Networked Communication and Social Media

Dr. Palmer will present a talk on Tuesday, March 6 at 2 p.m. in ATEC 1.606 entitled The New Spaces of News Media: A Regional Government’s Experiment with In-House Journalism.

Erik Palmer researches visual communication and new media, and teaches in the Department of Communication at Portland State University. He holds a doctoral degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.

Shilyh Warren, Ph.D.
Candidate for Tenure-Track Professor in Film Studies

Dr. Warren will present a lecture on Wednesday, March 7 at 3:30 pm in ATEC 1.606 entitled Missing Bodies, Missing Voices: Sexual Violence in Documentary Film.

This talk analyzes the history of feminist documentary filmmaking by considering two recent attempts to document violence against women in Mexico and the former Soviet bloc.

Both Senorita Extraviada (2001) and The Price of Sex (2011) struggle to represent the new forms of political, economic, and sexual violence shaping women’s lives. Although they deploy familiar documentary strategies, such as talking heads and voice over narration, these films ask us to listen in new ways to the stories they reveal. How should we attune ourselves to voices on the border of life and death?

Shilyh Warren completed her doctorate in the Graduate Program in Literature at Duke University. She currently teaches film studies at North Carolina State University. She publishes essays on women’s cinema, and is at work on a manuscript titled, The Feminist Real, Then and Now, about the desires and practices of feminist cinema and criticism.

Daniel J. Hicks
Candidate for Assistant Professor in History and Philosophy of Technology

Mr. Hicks will present a lecture on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 10:00 am in ATEC 1.606 entitled Two Views of Scientific Practice.

Dan Hicks is finishing his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, with a Graduate Minor in Gender Studies.

His dissertation combines social and political philosophy with philosophy of science, arguing that the science and values debate — which is usually construed purely epistemologically — should be construed in terms of the interactions between science and other goal-oriented socially organized practices.

He has published articles in Hypatia and Philosophy of Science.  Prior to coming to Notre Dame, he earned a M.S. in Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Max Kazemzadeh
Candidate for Assistant Professor in Media Based Visual Arts

Mr. Kazemzadeh will present a lecture on March 8, 2012 at 4 pm in ATEC 1.606 entitled From Walls to Walkways, From Facts to Fields: Apophenia, DIWOD, Open Src Everything, the Post Nomadic Community and Syncretic Methods for Exploring and Representing Consciousness.

Max Kazemzadeh is an Assistant Professor of Art and Media Technology at Gallaudet University (one of two federal universities in the US and the only all deaf university in the world), who uses a syncretic approach to investigate connections between art, technology, and consciousness through experiments and interactive installations.

Kazemzadeh is pursuing a Ph.D. with the Planetary Collegium at the University of Plymouth in the UK. His work over the last ten years focused on how constructed, semi-conscious interfaces influence human interaction.

Kazemzadeh has exhibited internationally, given performances, served on panels, curated exhibitions, organized conferences, given workshops, received grants, and written articles in the area of electronic and emergent media art.