Digitorium 2020 Plenary Speakers

Dr. Lauren Klein, Emory University

Inside Higher Ed named Dr. Lauren Klein as a rising star in Digital Humanities in 2017, and she is the director of the Digital Humanities Lab at Emory University. Her two current projects are Data by Design, which is an interactive history of data visualization, and Vectors of Freedom, which utilizes quantitative methods to analyze the influences and people involved in the 19th century abolitionist movement in the United States.

Dr. Klein recording

Dr. Whitney Pow, New York University

Whitney (Whit) Pow is an Assistant Professor of Queer and Transgender Media Studies in NYU’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. Pow’s research focuses on queer and trans histories of video games, software, and computational media. Their current book project locates queer and transgender video game designers and programmers in histories of early software and hardware development, looking at the intersection of queer and trans medical history, surveillance, and policy with computer and video game history.