Kevin Hamilton

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

20022017

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 2017

"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. 2017 Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2017. AAAI Press, p. 62-71 10 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Hotels

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Nuclear Weapons
Photography
1930s
High Speed
1950s

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: ResearchChapter

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Proximity
Big Science
Teaching

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: ResearchConference contribution

Automation

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Sensibility
Cold War
Mountains
Film Studios
Aesthetics

Activities 2007 2007

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

Mobile Mapping for Everyday Spaces

Hamilton, K. (Speaker)
2007

Activity: Oral presentation

Mobilities and Flow Metaphors in New Media

Hamilton, K. (Speaker)
2007

Activity: Oral presentation

Tools in Support of Creative collaboration

Hamilton, K. (Organizer)
2007

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The Instrumental Image

Hamilton, K. (Speaker)
2007

Activity: Oral presentation

HCI and New Media

Hamilton, K. (Organizer)
2007

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course