All events at the University of Oregon in Portland, unless otherwise noted.


THURSDAY, APRIL 19


3:30p                   REGISTRATION OPENS


5:30-5:35p          WELCOME                                                                                    Room 144
Regina Lawrence, George S. Turnbull Portland Center/Agora Journalism Center, University of Oregon

5:35-7:00p        2018 LEONARDO DA VINCI LECTURE                            Room 144
Introduction: Leslie Steeves, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs/Media Studies, University of Oregon
• Robert T. Craig, Communication/Culture, Language, and Social Practice, University of Colorado Boulder
“Communicating A Pluralistic Universe”


7:00-8:30p        MULTIVERSE EXHIBITION GRAND OPENING AND RECEPTION        Light Court Commons
• BioVisions at Harvard, Howard Hughes Medical Institution, NAOJ / 4D2U, NASA / JPL, The Vaccine Makers Project / Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and XVIVO Scientific Animation


FRIDAY, APRIL 20


8:00a                       REGISTRATION OPENS


9:15-9:30a             PROVOST  WELCOME                                                            Room 144
Jayanth Banavar,  Provost and Senior Vice President/Professor, Physics Department, University of Oregon

9:30-10:30a          PLENARY #1: Science, Narrative, and Posthumanism                    Room 144
Introduction: Janet Wasko, Philip H. Knight Chair in Communication Research/Media Studies, University of Oregon
Bruce Clarke, Literature & Science, Texas Tech Univ./European Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Switzerland
“The New Earth and Its Universe”


10:45a-12:00p      PANELS

Ecologies                                                                                                            Room 144
Chair: Mark Blaine, Interim Director, Media Center for Science & Technology, UO

Brook Muller, Portland Architecture Program/Certificate Program in Ecological Design, University of Oregon
“Architecture as Universe: Symbolic or Prosthetic?”
Jared Macary and Julianne Newton, Media Studies and Journalism, UO
“Intentional Communities of Ecological Practice as Utopian Universes of Human Agency”
Derek Moscato, Department of Journalism, Western Washington University
“The Wildlife Cosmos Versus Predator Dystopia in Ecological Discourse: Restoring the Grizzly Bear’s Reputation Alongside Habitat in the North Cascades”
Donnalyn Pompper, Endowed Chair in Public Relations, University of Oregon
“Remember ‘Ecology’ and ‘Environmental Justice’?: Rescuing the Universe One Community at a Time then and Now”

Systems                                                                                            Room 150
Chair: Thomas H. Bivins, John L. Hulteng Chair in Media Ethics & Responsibility / Media Studies, University of Oregon

Michael T. Smith, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, Purdue Univ.
“De Certeau’s The Practice of Everyday Life, the Concept of “Ordinary Language,” and Systems Theory”
Coleman Jackson Gariety, Reed College, Portland
“Heidegger in the Night Kitchen: An Ontological Investigation into the Worlds of Maurice Sendak”
Rachel Lara van der Merwe, Media Studies, College of Media, Communication and Information, Univ. of Colorado Boulder
“Whose Universe Is It Anyway?: The Imperialistic Rhetoric of Space Exploration & Planetary Colonization”

Politics                                                                                                                 Room 152
Chair: Kyu Ho Youm, Marshall First Amendment Chair/Media Studies/Law, UO

Antonio López, Communications and Media Studies, John Cabot University, Rome, Italy
“Cosmology of the Global Brain: What Future Will Our Networks Dream?”
Peter Laufer, Journalism/UNESCO Crossings Institute for Intercultural Dialogue and Conflict-Sensitive Reporting, University of Oregon
“Keep Calm and Slow Down aka Dreaming in Turtle: Why Slow News also Beats the Rabbit”
Kevin Fashimi, Media Studies, University of Colorado
“What is a Universal Politics? Marx’s Way of Life and Some Thoughts on Foundations for a Universal Political Orientation”
Carl Bybee, Media Studies/Folklore, University of Oregon
“Good Journalism and the Future of Democracy”

Virtual Embodiment                                                                Turnbull Classroom 346, Floor 3R
Facilitator: Donna Davis, Strategic Communication, University of Oregon in Portland

Donna Davis, Strategic Communication, University of Oregon in Portland
Bernard Drax, Award-winning Producer, Draxtor Despres, Germany
Our Digital Selves” (NSF Project and Documentary in Second Life

Africa                                                                                Shirley Papé Forum Room 350, Floor 3R             
Chair: Rachel Quick, Media Studies, University of Oregon

Layire Diop, Media Studies, University of Oregon
“Senegalese Journalists’ Perception of Economic Pressures on News Content”
Endalk Chala, Media Studies, University of Oregon
“Authoritarian Regimes and Doubled-Edge Security Risks of Journalists in the Digital Age”
Eric K. Adae, Media Studies, University of Oregon
“Internal Communication and Organizational Change: A Study of Cal Bank Ghana Limited”


12:15-1:30p     LUNCH & PLENARY #2: Mediaverse                                  Room 144
Introduction: Michael Aronson, English & Cinema Studies, University of Oregon
Eileen Meehan, Mass Communication and Media Arts, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
“Cosmos: A Galaxy Quest”
Sheldon Renan, Founding Director, Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley
“How Avant-Garde Cinema Escaped the Screen to the Post-Network Age: An Eyewitness Account”


1:45-3:00p         PANELS

Emerging                                                                                                            Room 144
Chair: Sangita Gopal, English/Cinema Studies, Comparative Literature, UO

Jonathan Pace, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
“The Universe of Things on the Internet”
Scott Kushner, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, University of Rhode Island
“The Ticketed Universe: Regulating Access to Culture”
Vince Meserko, Communication Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts, California Polytechnic State University
“Is This the Love Crowd? 1960s Counterculture, Otis Redding, and Racial Acceptance at Monterey Pop”
Meredith L. Morgoch, Media Studies, University of Oregon
“A Total Eclipse of the Heartland: An Analysis of Print News Risk Communication Prior to the 2017 Solar Eclipse”

Making                                                                                                                 Room 150
Chair: Robert T. Craig, Culture, Language, and Social Practice, University of Colorado Boulder

Dean Walton, Lorry I. Lokey Science & Technology Outreach Librarian, Price Science Library/Biology, UO
“Making it, in the Universe”
Andrew Calabrese, Media Studies, College of Media, Communication & Information, University of Colorado, Boulder
“Food and the Class Politics of Pleasure”
Douglas Blandy, Director, Folklore/School of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon
“The Hand-made Books of Dennis Bye: Visionary Art and the Experience of Universe”
James Campbell, International Marketing Manager, Intellect Books
“Mini-Publishing Workshop”

Disney                                                                                                                  Room 152
Chair: Zak Roman, Media Studies, University of Oregon

Téwodros Workneh, Global Communication/Communication Studies, Kent State University, Ohio
“Disney’s Footprints in Africa: Reflections of the Unaccounted Fan”
Kirk Peterson, Folklore Program/Department of English, University of Oregon
Once Upon A Time in the Disneyverse: A Case Study in Folk Narrative Commodification and the Construction of an Imaginary Cosmopolitanism”
Sean Griffin, Division of Film and Media Arts, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University
“Brozens: Straight Men and Disney’s Frozen
Brent Cowley, Media Studies, University of Oregon
“Franchising the Disneyverse: The Canonization of Disney Animation”

Prosumption                                                                  Turnbull Classroom 346, Floor 3R
Chair: Donnalyn Pompper, Endowed Chair in Public Relations, UO

Gabriela da Silva Zago, Visiting Researcher, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon in Portland
“News Recirculation on Twitter: Identifying Journalism Boundaries”
Phil Oppenheim, Former Senior Vice President of Programming & Scheduling, TNT and TBS
“When Universes Collide: Life in the Incredible Shrinking/Growing Media Industry”
Christopher St. Louis, Media Studies, University of Oregon
“‘Junkyard Computing’ and Alternative Life Cycles of Computing Technologies through Electronic Recycling Programs”

Effects                                         Shirley Papé Forum Room 350, Floor 3R
Chair: Christopher Chávez, Media Studies/Advertising, University of Oregon

Heather Shoenberger, Advertising, University of Oregon, and Sri Kalyanaraman, Journalism, Online Learning Institute/Media Effects and Technology Lab, University of Florida
“Exploring Authenticity: A Concept Explication”
Sumita Louis, Media Studies, University of Oregon
“Brand and Co-Creative Value: A Case Study of Lurkers on a Global Sports Brand Facebook Community”
Neliza Cayaban Casela, Adamson University/Center for Intercultural Philosophy, Manila, Philippines
“Affective and Interactive Responses of the 21st Century Learners to Nonlinear Digital Narratives


3:15-4:45p           PLENARY #3: Digital Identity and Embodied Practice                                 Room 144
Introduction: Janet Wasko, Communication Research/Media Studies, University of Oregon
Kaliya Young aka Identity Woman, Identity Management and Security, University of Texas at Austin
“Identiverse: The Evolution of Digital Identity and Openness”
Mark Unno
, East Asian Religions, Religious Studies and Philosophy, University of Oregon
“Boundless Compassion: Buddhism and the Webs of Interdependence”


CLICK THE LOCATIONS BELOW FOR DIRECTIONS FROM UNIVERSITY OF OREGON IN PORTLAND

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
presents

EXPERIENCE
UNIVERSE • COMPLEXITY • COHERENCE

5:00-7:00p      Communication Universes
* Dining on-your-own with colleagues at a variety of recommended local restaurants.

7:15p          Complexity and Coherence
* Please sign-up for one of three experiences at the conference registration table. VERY LIMITED availability — first-come, first-served.

AND SO WE WALKED
Portland Center Stage at The Armory / Ellyn Bye Studio • 128 NW Eleventh Avenue, Portland, 97209

MAN/WOMAN
Newmark Theatre / Antoinette Hatfield Hall • 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, 97205

AFRICAN STRINGS PROJECT
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall1037 SW Broadway Avenue, Portland, 97205


SATURDAY, APRIL 21


8:30am                        REGISTRATION OPENS


9:00-10:15a           PLENARY #4: Media Archaeology | Political Economy           Room 144
Chair: Antonio López, Communications and Media Studies, John Cabot University, Rome, Italy
Julianne H. Newton, Visual Communication/Media Studies/Journalism, University of Oregon
“On Fractals, Cyborgs and Multiple Universes: Explorations in the Ecologies of Media”
Téwodros Workneh, Global Communication/Communication Studies, Kent State University, Ohio
“Mapping the African Telecommunications Universe: Actors, Networks, and Policies”


10:30-11:45a        PANELS

Social Worlds/Universe                                                                                    Room 144
Chair: Bruce Clarke, Literature and Science, Texas Tech University / ESLSA

Florence Le Cam, Journalisme/Information and Communication Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
“Social Worlds, Visual Sociology and Journalism”
Fabio Pereira, Communication/Journalism, University of Brasilia (Brazil)
“Social Worlds and Changes on Journalism Identity”
Jonathan Gray, Critical Infrastructure Studies, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London (UK)
“Three Aspects of Data Worlds”
Seth Lewis, Emerging Media/Journalism/Media Studies, University of Oregon
“Ambient, Data, and Algorithmic Worlds of Journalism”

Publics                                                                                                                 Room 150
Chair: Bish Sen, Media Studies/New Media and Culture, University of Oregon

Philip Gordon, Utah Valley University
“The Other Is Us, and We Are Not Ourselves”
Patrick Jones, Media Studies, University of Oregon
“Election as Media Technologies: Unbounding the Democratic Universe”
Gretchen Soderland, Media Studies, University of Oregon
“The Routinization of Scandal in Political Life”
Bish Sen, Media Studies/New Media and Culture, University of Oregon
“Anti-Publics and the Reality Television Universe”

New Materialisms                                       Wayne Morse Suite Room 302, Floor 3
Chair: Rebecca Force, Multimedia Journalism, University of Oregon

Aleah Kiley, Film and Media Studies Department, University of California at Santa Barbara
“Escaping the Digital Universe: Escape Rooms and Real Life Simulations”
Kate Mondloch, Professor/Department Head, History of Art and Architecture, UO
“The Beginning of the End”
Marcienne Martin, Observatoire Réunionnais des Arts, des Civilisations et des Littératures dans leur Environnement, Université de La Réunion, France
“Of the Decryption of the Reticular Substrate of the Universe and of the Intuitive Imaginary”

News                                           Shirley Papé Forum Room 350, Floor 3R
Chair: Brent Walth, Journalism, University of Oregon

Nicole Strobel, Film & Media Studies Dept., Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
“‘The World Through Our Eyes’: Vice Media and the Politics of the Stare”
Ed Madison and Ben DeJarnette, Journalism, University of Oregon
“Journalism in a World of Alternative Facts and Fluid ‘Truths’”
Roger Desmond, School of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Hartford
“The Universe of Fake News”
Theodore Harrison III, Media Studies, University of Oregon
“Fake News and the Crisis of Journalism


12:00-1:15p  LUNCH & PLENARY #5: Native Pragmatism   Room 144
Introduction:  Tana Atchley (Modoc/Paiute/Karuk), Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Scott L. Pratt, Philosophy/Native American Studies/Environmental Studies/Education Studies, Univ. of Oregon
“Indigenous Ontologies and the Moral Universe”


1:30-2:45p      PANELS

Comics & Games                                                                                               Room 144
Chair: Eileen Meehan, Mass Communication & Media Arts, Southern Illinois Univ.

Maxwell Foxman, Communications, Columbia Journalism School, Columbia Univ.
“A Universe of Play: Gamification and How it Punctuates Everyday Life”
Thomas H. Bivins, Media Ethics & Responsibility/Media Studies, UO
Cheap Thrills: The Misogynistic, Racist, Violent Universe of ‘60s Underground Comix”
Srikanth Mallavarapu, English and Communication Studies, Roanoke College
“On Worldbuilding, Strangeness, and the Shock of Recognition in Science Fiction”
Zak Roman, Media Studies, University of Oregon
“Crossover Issues: The Widening Influence of Comic Book Continuity, Lore, and Form in Film and Television”

Solutions Journalism                                                                                       Room 150
Chair: Nicole Dahmen, Journalism, University of Oregon

Nicole Dahmen, Journalism, University of Oregon
“Solutions Journalism: A Rigorous and Fact-Driven Approach to Reporting Credible Solutions to Societal Problems”
John Schrag, Executive Editor, Pamplin Media Group (incl. Portland Tribune)
“Solutions Journalism in Practice”
Brent Walth, Journalism, University of Oregon
“Bringing Together Investigative and Solutions Reporting”

Documentary                                                   Wayne Morse Suite Room 302, Floor 3
Chair: Sung Park, Co-Director, Journalism Master’s Program, Univ. of Oregon

Daniel Miller, Media Studies/Journalism/Oregon Documentary Project, UO
“A Brief History of Documentary Universe: From Actuality to Life, Art, Evidence, and Impact”
Gabriela Martinez, Media Studies/Journalism and Director, Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies, UO
“Documentary as Evidence, Impact and Intersectionality Between Indigenous Peoples and the World: The Case of Guatemala and Keep Your Eyes on Guatemala”
Ed Madison, Journalism/Media Partnership Coordinator, University of Oregon
“Documentary as a Universal Cross-Cultural and Transnational Education, Art, & Experience: The Cuban, Sir-Lanka, and Vietnam Multi-Media Student Projects”
Suzanne Clark, English/Comparative Literature, University of Oregon
“The Other Half of the Universe” on the Women of Documentary (Behind and In Front of the Camera) Today”

Series/Memes                                                                                                     Room 152
Chair: Douglas Blandy, Director, Folklore/School of Planning, Public Policy and Management, Univ. of Oregon

Mary P. Erickson, Communication Studies, Western Washington University
“Control and the Web Series Universe”
Brandon Harris, Media Studies, University of Oregon
“The Super Bowl, Goose Island, and Dilly Dilly: A Political Economic Analysis of Super Bowl Commercials”
Ben Pettis, Media Studies, University of Oregon
“Pepe the Frog: A Case Study of the Internet Meme”

Advertising                                                      Shirley Papé Forum Room 350, Floor 3R
Chair: Troy Elias, Advertising, University of Oregon

Christopher Chavez and Ricardo Valencia, Advertising and Media Studies, UO
“Branding the Revolution: Havana Club and Fight for Cuban Authenticity”
Deepti Khedekar, Senior Market Research Project Manager, ClearVoice Research®, Colorado
“The Universe of App-Based Make-Up and Dress-Up Games”
Majd Mariam, Media Studies, University of Oregon
“The Virtual Universe of Environmentally Friendly Labels”
Harsha Gangadharbatla, Advertising, Public Relations & Media Design, University of Colorado Boulder
“Imagining a Universe Without Advertising”


3:00-4:00p         CLOSING PLENARY #6: Vortexes                                                  Room 144
Introduction: Jeremy Swartz, Communication/Media Studies, University of Oregon
Klaus Krippendorff, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
“Escaping Entrapments in Uni-verses”

4:00-4:45p     EMERGING CONVERSATION                                                            Room 144
Plenary participants
may include Krippendorff with Craig, Meehan, Pratt, Newton, Clarke, and Unno


5:00-8:00p      CLOSING RECEPTION                                                             Light Court Commons