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Mél Hogan

Mél Hogan

Assistant Professor of Communication



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Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Curation, CU Boulder (2014)
Ph.D., Concordia University, Communication Studies (2012)

Research Interests 

data centers and server farms
internet materialities
media and the environment


Mél Hogan is an Assistant Professor of Communication at IIT in Chicago. Her recent publications and conference presentations look at data centers and server farms and at how internet infrastructures are made material and embodied. As a practitioner, other issues of digital culture are addressed through media arts interventions and research design projects. She is also the co-founder of online and p.o.d. journal of arts and politics,; a research design consultant for; and a co-founder of the Critical Futures Lab, at IIT ID. 

Twitter: @mel_hogan

Selected Publications 

2013, “The Archive’s Underbelly: Facebook’s Data Storage Centers” In Television & New Media (Sage) (Special Issue: Big Data)

2013, Culture Digitally. ‘Bumblehive’ and ‘Sealand’: Big Data Infrastructures