May 12 - 109 Atkinson College (Harry Crowe Room), York University

1pm - Welcome and Introductory Remarks
1:15 – Information Overload
Chair: Craig Robertson
"Stop Shooting" and Other Ideas on Managing Image Overload at Magnum Photos
Nadya Bair

Bunk and Ballyhoo
Will Straw
2:30 -  Coffee Break
2:45 - Information in Formation 
Chair: Mary Grace Lao
"To Have and To Hold": Information, Paper, and Cabinets in the Middle-Class Home Craig Robertson

Between Object and Information: The Machine Circa 1930 
Mark Hayward and Ghislain Thibault
4:00 pm – Closing Remarks

May 13 - McLuhan Centre, 39A Queen’s Park Crescent East

9:30 – Economy and Information
Chair: Justin Douglas
Postwar Credit Reporting and the Origins of Ubiquitous Consumer Surveillance
Josh Lauer

Informational Imaginaries of the "Cashless Society"
Lana Swartz
10:45 – Coffee Break
11:00 – Managing Images, Managing Affect
Chair: Carolyn Kane
Everyday Techniques of the Affect Lab: Photography in Early 20th Century Psychological Research
Grant Bollmer

Shame about that Microfilm
Lily Cho
12:15 – Lunch
1:30 - Living Data
Chair: Mark Hayward
Pop Music Charts and the Metadata of Culture 
Liam Young 

Computable Soldiers: Media and Medicine in the First World War Jeremy Packer and Alexander Monea
2:45 – Coffee Break
3:00 - Sounding Ubiquity
Chair: Mark Hayward
Canned Culture, 1890-1930
Keir Keightley

Cold War Sonar Networks and the Infosonic Imaginary
John Shiga
 4:15 - Closing Remarks