Porting Media is a conference and workshop that draws on the nuances of the word “port” to investigate the transportation, translation, and reconfiguration of media within particular sites. Porting is a concept and metaphor useful for rethinking discussions of circulation and infrastructure; media transposition (or transmedia); game and cell phone cultures of portability; media archaeological approaches to portable technologies of transmission and telecommunication; and the porting of paradigms of analysis across different geographies and institutions. Thus, porting draws together multiple phenomena that participants will investigate together, in a manner that cuts across these multiple sites of inquiry.

Porting Media II is scheduled for October 12-14, 2017. Please send 250-300 word abstracts and a brief biographical note to portingmedia@gmail.com by April 20, 2017. You can find more information on our Call for Papers page.

Porting Media is organized by Michelle Cho, Kay Dickinson, Yuriko Furuhata, Philipp Dominik Keidl, Joshua Neves, and Marc Steinberg