Kevin Hamilton

Professor - School of Art + Design, Professor - Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, Professor - Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities

20022016

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 2016

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

time
nuclear weapon
photography
Nuclear weapons
speed

Filming a Nuclear State: The USAF's Lookout Mountain Laboratory

Hamilton, K. & O'Gorman, N. Apr 15 2016 A Companion to the War Film. Wiley Blackwell, p. 129-149 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Mountains
Proximity
Nuclear weapons
Big science
Military

First I "like" it, then I hide it: Folk theories of social feeds

Eslami, M., Karahalios, K., Sandvig, C., Vaccaro, K., Rickman, A., Hamilton, K. & Kirlik, A. May 7 2016 CHI 2016 - Proceedings, 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, p. 2371-2382 12 p.

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

Automation
Display devices

The sensibility of the state: Lookout Mountain Laboratory's Operation Ivy and the image of the Cold War "Super"

O'gorman, N. & Hamilton, K. Mar 1 2016 In : Rhetoric and Public Affairs. 19, 1, p. 1-44 44 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mountain region
cold war
film
Sensibility
Cold War

FeedVis: A path for exploring news feed curation algorithms

Eslami, M., Aleyasen, A., Karahalios, K., Hamilton, K. & Sandvig, C. Feb 28 2015 CSCW 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. Association for Computing Machinery, Vol. 2015-January, p. 65-68 4 p.

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

User interfaces
Visualization

Activities 2007 2007

  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Mobilities and Flow Metaphors in New Media

Hamilton, K. (Speaker)
2007

Activity: Oral presentation

HCI and New Media

Hamilton, K. (Organizer)
2007

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The Instrumental Image

Hamilton, K. (Speaker)
2007

Activity: Oral presentation

Mobile Mapping for Everyday Spaces

Hamilton, K. (Speaker)
2007

Activity: Oral presentation

Tools in Support of Creative collaboration

Hamilton, K. (Organizer)
2007

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course