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Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visual Arts Program. S.M. Visual Studies '00
Rhode Island School of Design. BFA Painting '96

 

Professional Information

Working in collaborative and cross-disciplinary modes, Kevin produces artworks, archives, and scholarship on such subjects as race and space, public memory, history of technology, and state violence. Recognition for his work has included grants from the National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities, presentation at conferences across Europe and North America (ISEA/ DEAF/CAA/NCA/ACM-SIGCHI), publication in edited journals and anthologies (Routledge/CCCS/Palm Press/UCLA), and invited residencies (Banff/USC-IML/Bratislava).

As an educator, administrator, and researcher, Kevin is focused on integration of practice-based, historical and theoretical approaches to learning about technological mediation. This work has included the development of several interdisciplinary project-based courses, workshops, and initiatives for students and faculty from the sciences, arts and humanities, with emphases on prototyping, reflection, and methodologies of collaboration.

Research Interests

Interface Aesthetics and Theory, Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament, History of Technology, History of Photography & Film, Air Force, Critical Geography, Practice-Based Research

Teaching

Digital Imaging, Time-based and Interactive Media; Critical Theory and History of Media; Collaboration

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Research Output

Engineering Geographies: The Arctic in the Cold War Air Defense Films of the US Air Force

Hamilton, K. & O’Gorman, N., Apr 1 2019, Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos. Kaganovsky, L., MacKenzie, S. & Stenport, A. W. (eds.). Indiana University Press, p. 133-154

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Illinois 150: The 21st Century Research University and the Public Good

Hamilton, K. (ed.), Sep 26 2019, Windsor & Downs Press.

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

Open Access
  • Lookout America! The Secret Hollywood Studio at the Heart of the Cold War

    Hamilton, K. & O'Gorman, T. E., Dec 4 2018, Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England. 320 p. (Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture)

    Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

  • The illusion of control: Placebo effects of control settings

    Vaccaro, K., Huang, D., Eslami, M., Sandvig, C., Hamilton, K. & Karahalios, K., Apr 20 2018, CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Engage with CHI. Association for Computing Machinery, (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings; vol. 2018-April).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    "Be careful; Things can be worse than they appear" - Understanding biased algorithms and users' behavior around them in rating platforms

    Eslami, M., Vaccaro, K., Karahalios, K. & Hamilton, K., Jan 1 2017, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2017. AAAI Press, p. 62-71 10 p. (Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2017).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Activities

    • 2 Invited talk
    • 2 Oral presentation
    • 1 Editorial activity

    Beyond the Reveal: Living with Black Boxes

    Kevin Hamilton (Invited speaker)

    Mar 6 2015

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Colloquium on the State of the Image

    Kevin Hamilton (Invited speaker)

    Apr 1 2016

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Slow Media Art: Seeing Through Speed in Critiques of Modernity

    Kevin Hamilton (Speaker), & Katja Kwastek (Speaker)

    Aug 17 2015

    Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

    End Time: Apocalyptic Systems in Media Art and Design

    Kevin Hamilton (Speaker), & Orit Halpern (Speaker)

    Nov 6 2015

    Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

    Media-N (Journal)

    Kevin Hamilton (Editor)

    2016 → …

    Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Press / Media

    If you use Facebook to get your news, please — for the love of democracy — read this first

    Motahhare Eslami, Aimee Rickman, Kristen Vaccaro, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Andy Vuong, Kyratso George Karahalios, Kevin Hamilton & Christian Sandvig

    6/3/15

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    How do you govern a (hidden, fluid and amoral) algorithm?

    Motahhare Eslami, Aimee Rickman, Kristen Vaccaro, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Andy Vuong, Kyratso George Karahalios, Kevin Hamilton & Christian Sandvig

    3/19/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    SXSW 2015: How Algorithms Subtly Control What We Read, Hear, Watch And (Ultimately) Think

    Motahhare Eslami, Aimee Rickman, Kristen Vaccaro, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Andy Vuong, Kyratso George Karahalios, Kevin Hamilton & Christian Sandvig

    3/16/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research