Conference Schedule

Thursday, June 24

Opening Remarks: 1:00 pm: Davin Heckman, Conference Chair.

Session  1: 1:30-3:15 pm (CDT): Artist’s Roundtable Q&A [Abstracts/Pre-recorded talks]

  • Caitlin and Misha: “Breaking Through to Participatory Experiences.”
  • Cecilia Suhr: “Unpacking the “Broken Media” in an Intermedia Performance.”
  • Autumn Brown: “Confronting Audience in Interactive Works.”
  • Karen Krolak: “Aftermath: adventures in encoding the unnamed ideas in the Dictionary of Negative Space.”
  • jonCates:

Session  2: 3:30-4:50 pm (CDT): Pedagogy [Abstracts/Papers]

  • Daniel Lichtman: “The Raisin Truck Makes Raisins/Community Game-Development Toolbox.”
  • Lexi Mitchell: “Novel Game-Based-Learning Approach in Teaching Self-Regulation Strategies to Children.


Keynote: 6:00-7:00 pm (CDT): Mark Amerika: “Glitch is the Soul in the Machine.” [Exhibition/Live]

Friday, June 25

Welcome Message: 8:30 am (CDT): Scott Olson, President WSU, iDMAa Senior Fellow.

Session  3: 9:00-10:20 am (CDT): Lit & Language [Abstracts/Papers]

  • Melinda White: “Glitch Lit: beauty and meaning in imperfect media.”
  • Liberty Kohn: “Why the Sierra Club Sucks: Climate Change, The Psychology of Persuasion, and Environmental Digital Messaging.”
  • Davin Heckman: “Gastropoetics, Cooking with Code.”

Session  4: 10:30-11:50 am (CDT): Gender [Abstracts/Papers]

  • Anna Nacher: “Broism of (bro)ken media? Towards local genealogies of feminist digital media art.”
  • Sarah Stanley: Can We Un-Break Our Media and Quell the “Incel Rebellion”?
  • Jon Heggestad: “Digitizing Desire; Simulating Dating.”


Session  5: 1:30-3:15 pm (CDT): Artists’ Talks [Abstracts/Live]

  • Kim Blevins: “Identity and New Media.”
  • Cher Cornett: “Dissecting Pattern Disruptions.”
  • Kristen Lillvis: “From Theory to Art (and Back Again)”
  • Paul Echevarria: “The Untutored Eye: Glitch as a Metaphor for Early Vision.”

Play Session: 3:30-4:50 pm (CDT): Rob Wittig: Let’s Play Netprov! Tips, Tricks and Theory for Online Roleplay Fiction. [Abstract/Live]

Saturday, June 26

Announcement: 8:30 am (CDT): iDMAa 2022 Conference.

Session  7: 9:00-10:20 am (CDT): Glitches [Abstracts/Papers]

  • Dongchen Hou: “The Brokenness in Mediation: Speech-to-Text Technology in Chinese.”
  • Valeria Lopez Torres: “On glitches as indicators of authenticity in AI-generated images.”
  • Zach Whalen: “Breaking GIFs.”

Session  8a: 10:30-11:50 am (CDT): Technologies [Abstracts/Papers]

  • David Ray Stanley: “Abandonware: The Crisis in PC Game Preservation.”
  • Patrick Lichty: “Semantic Carpet Ride.”
  • Miguel Elizalde: “Where does this sound come from? The challenge of creating sound maps in China.”

Session 8b: 10:30-11:50 am (CDT): Heejoo Kim, Helene Kvale, and Simon Hutchinson: Suum & Behind the Loom [Abstract/Live]


Session  9: 1:30-3:15 (CDT): Artists’ Talks [Abstracts/Live]

  • Teresa Uentent:
  • Will Luers: “The Value of Flux in Digital Fiction.”
  • GOODW.Y.N:
  • Susan Hopp: “Landscapes: space, distance and dislocation.”
  • Ryan Lewis: “Everted Sanctuaries VI: merging virtual and physical animation realms.”

Plenary: 3:30-4:50 pm (CDT): Yeohyun Anh: “Social Homelessness on U.S. Campuses.” [Abstract/Live]

Sunday, June 27

Session 10: 9:00-10:20 am (CDT): PANEL: Lisa Reynolds, Zoey Rosensweet, and Mia Reynolds: “How Design Won the Day: Design Students Using Creative Strategies to Solve Marketing Problems.” [Abstract/Live]

Session 11: 10:30-11:50 am (CDT): PANEL: Eman Al-Zubeidi, Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, and Julia DeLaney: “But Where There’s Hope, There’s Life.” [Abstract/Live]