In Person at OCAD: Dr. Katherine Hayles
Submitted on Fri, 09/28/2007 - 16:28 — Greg Van Alstyne
Katherine Hayles presents "RFID: Human Agency and Meaning in Information-Intensive Environments"
6:30pm, Wednesday October 3, 2007
N. Katherine Hayles is the John Charles Hillis Professor of Literature and Disginguished Professor in the Departments of English and Design/Media Arts at University of California, Los Angeles. She writes and teaches on the relations of literature, science, and technology in the 20th and 21st centuries. Her book How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics won the René Wellek Prize for the best book in literary theory for 1998-99, and her book Writing Machines won the Suzanne Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Her latest book is My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts, and her forthcoming book, out in February 2008 from the University of Notre Dame Press, is Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary. She is currently at work on a book exploring the complex ecologies of narrative and data.