Kevin Hamilton

Dean Designate - College of Fine and Applied Arts, Professor - School of Art + Design, Professor - Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities

20022018
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Personal profile

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

Technoscience, Social Media, Telepresence, Pedagogy, Cybernetics, Methodologies of Collaboration

Teaching

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

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Research Output 2002 2018

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

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

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Mountains
Hollywood Studios
Cold War
History
Hollywood

The cybernetics thought collective project: Using computational methods to reveal intellectual context in archival material

Anderson, B. G., Prom, C. J., Hamilton, K., Hutchinson, J. A., Sammons, M. & Dolski, A. Jan 12 2018 Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Vol. 2018-January, p. 2213-2218 6 p.

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

Cybernetics
Computational methods
Computational Methods
Web Portal
Digitization

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, 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.

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

Hotels
Demonstrations

EG&G and the Deep Media of Timing, Firing, and Exposing

O’Gorman, N. & Hamilton, K. Apr 2 2016 In : Journal of War and Culture Studies. 9, 2, p. 182-201 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nuclear weapon
photography
nuclear energy
prehistory
World War II

Activities 2015 2016

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

Colloquium on the State of the Image

Hamilton, K. (Invited speaker)
Apr 1 2016

Activity: Invited talk

Slow Media Art: Seeing Through Speed in Critiques of Modernity

Hamilton, K. (Speaker), Katja Kwastek (Speaker)
Aug 17 2015

Activity: Oral presentation

End Time: Apocalyptic Systems in Media Art and Design

Hamilton, K. (Speaker), Orit Halpern (Speaker)
Nov 6 2015

Activity: Oral presentation

Media-N (Journal)

Hamilton, K. (Editor)
2016 → …

Activity: Editorial activity

Beyond the Reveal: Living with Black Boxes

Hamilton, K. (Invited speaker)
Mar 6 2015

Activity: Invited talk

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