Lecturer in Digital Technology and Emerging Media
Matthew Hockenberry (PhD, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University) is a media historian and theorist whose work examines the media of global production. His current book project develops a media history of logistics, exploring critical developments in the epistemology of assembly by tracing how media forms shaped the emergence of logistical production and distribution in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is particularly concerned with how media archaeological approaches to the networks of production can reveal transitional moments of mediation within histories of paperwork, telecommunication, and computation.
As a visiting scientist with the MIT Center for Civic Media and Tangible Media Group he developed Sourcemap, a collaborative platform for mapping supply chains and sharing “where things come from,” and he writes regularly on the state of global supply through the lens of its most emblematic objects.