EDUCATION

2013-present

Rutgers University. Ph.D., Communication and Information.

Dissertation: “Information technology, para-academic research culture, and ‘post-literary’ communication techniques: A Materialist cultural history of interdisciplinary computing (1950-2000)”

Committee: Marija Dalbello (Chair), Melissa Aronczyk, Nicholas J. Belkin, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum (Outside member)

2012

New York University. M.A. Media, Culture and Communication.

Thesis: “Reproducing Experience: Hardware Emulation, Software Copies, and Arcade Game Preservation.”

Advisor: Lisa Gitelman.

2009

New York University. B.S. Media, Culture and Communication.


ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2017-present Part-Time Lecturer, Master of Information program. Rutgers University, School of Communication and Information.

2016-present Part-Time Lecturer, Minor in Digital Communication, Information, and Media. Rutgers University, School of Communication and Information.

2013-2016 Teaching Assistant, Department of Journalism and Media Studies. Rutgers University, School of Communication and Information.


AWARDS

Graduate School Travel Award (June 2019) Rutgers University.

Outstanding Continuing Doctoral Student in Interdisciplinary Studies (May 2019) School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University.

Graduate School Travel Award (August 2017) Rutgers University.

Digital Humanities Summer Institute Scholarship (June 2017). University of Victoria.

Center for Software History Travel Subvention (March 2017). Computer History Museum.

Graduate School Travel Award (August 2016) Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Summer Research Award (July 2016) School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University.

American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Teaching Assistant Professional Development Award (January 2015) Rutgers University.

Graduate School Travel Award (August 2015) Rutgers University.

Award for Academic Achievement in Concentration: Technology and Society (2012) New York University, Department of Media, Culture and Communication.

Founder's Day Award (2009) New York University.


PUBLICATIONS

PEER-REViEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Hodges, James A. (In press 2019) “Forensic Materiality and Technocratic Self-Regulation in the 1980s Software Cracking Scene.” IEEE Annals of Computer History, spec. issue on Governance in the History of Computing, (Gerardo Con Diaz, ed.).

Hodges, James A. (2019) “Comparing Born-Digital Artifacts Using Bibliographic Archeology: A Survey of Timothy Leary’s Published Software (1985-1996).” Information Research, spec. issue on Archaeology and Information Research, (Huvila, I., Dalbello, M., Dallas, C., Faniel, I.M., & Olsson, M., eds.).

Hodges, James A. (2017) “How Do I Hold This Thing? Controlling Reconstructed Q*Berts.” New Media and Society 19(10), spec. issue on Haptic Media Studies (David Parisi, Mark Paterson, and Jason Archer, eds.), 1581-1598.

Hodges, James A. (2014) “Antagonism, Incorporated: Video Arcades and the Politics of Commercial Space,” Media Fields Journal 1(8).


BOOK CHAPTERS

Hodges, James A. (2017) “Ecco the Dolphin.” 100 Greatest Video Games. Eds. Jaime Banks, Robert Mejia, and Aubrie Adams. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield.

Hodges, James A. (2016) Introduction: “Analog Players, Analog Space: Video Gaming Beyond the Digital.” Analog Game Studies Volume 2. (James Hodges, Aaron Trammell, Evan Torner, and Emma Leigh Waldron, eds). Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie-Mellon ETC Press.

Hodges, James A. (2016) “Currency: An Interview with Chris Wille and Brian Patrick Franklin.” Analog Game Studies Volume 2, (Aaron Trammell, Evan Torner, and Emma Leigh Waldron, eds). Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie-Mellon ETC Press.

Under review

Hodges, James A. (Revise and resubmit 2018) “From Electric Pen to Tattoo Machine: Noise, Needles, and Changing Inscription Practices in the Late 19th Century United States.” Book History.

NON-PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

ONLINE ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Hodges, James A. (2016, October) “MALWare Report #2: Timothy Leary’s Mind Mirror.” Boulder, CO: Media Archaeology Lab. Retrieved from: http://mediaarchaeologylab.com/technical-reports/

Hodges, James A. (Summer 2015) “Retail Soundscapes and the Ambience of Commerce.” Sounding Out! Podcast #44. https://soundstudiesblog.com/2015/06/25/sounding-out-podcast-44-listening-to-americas-malls/

Hodges, James A. (Summer 2016) Electronic Literature Directory: @ROM_TXT. Entry in Electronic Literature Organization’s E-Lit Directory. Available at http://directory.eliterature.org/individual-work/4668


MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS

Hodges, James A. (2016) Timothy Leary's Software and the dream of post-literal culture (1985-1996). Web portal collecting primary sources related to paper presented at 2016 Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing conference in Paris, FR. Available at http://scalar.usc.edu/works/timothy-leary-software/index

Hodges, James A. (2016) Strategic Presentation. Website companion for undergraduate course fulfilling university-wide core curriculum’s information technology requirement. http://strategicpresentation.rutgers.edu

Hodges, James A. (Summer 2016) Timothy Learybot. Automated Twitter account (@TimothyLearybot) using corpus of Timothy Leary’s writings to generate random aphorisms.

PRINT PUBLICATIONS

Hodges, James A. (2015, April) “Meet the Hoarders of Dead Media.” Hopes and Fears.

Hodges, James A. (2010, October) “Dossier: Sega Home Video Game Consoles.” Dead Media Archive.

Hodges, James A. (2009, January) “Pranksters Forever: Political Graffiti and the Popular Concept of Rebellion”. Overspray Magazine. Vol. 1, issue 9.

Hodges, James A. (2007, January) “Unmarketable,” Review of Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity. Overspray Magazine 1(5).


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Hodges, James A. (2019, September 7) “Tools for Unauthorized Trip Reporting as a Site of Innovation in Psychological Research (1963-1972).” Society for Social Studies of Science annual conference. New Orleans, LA.

Hodges, James A. (2019, July 17). “Codifying the Californian Workstyle in Apple Computer Inc’s Print Culture (1983-1990).” Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing annual conference. University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Amherst, MA.

Hodges, James A. (2019, June 21) “Forensically Reconstructing Non-Institutional Archival Practices in Timothy Leary’s Digital Archives (1989-1996).” Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Materials (RESAW), third semiannual conference. University of Amsterdam: Amsterdam, NL.

Hodges, James A. (2018, October 11) “Forensic Materiality and Technocratic Governance Practices in the 1980s Software Cracking Scene.” Association of Internet Researchers, annual conference. Montreal, QC.

Hodges, James A. (2018, April 28) “Toward a Genealogical Prehistory of Psychological Tracking and Manipulation Online (1965-1986).” Theorizing the Web, annual conference. Museum of the Moving Image: Queens, NY.

Hodges, James A. (2017, October 27) “Push to React: Cold War Research Culture and Language Without Words as Found in the Experiential Typewriter.” Society for the History of Technology, annual meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Hodges, James A. (2017, August 31) “Varied Sensibilities in Software Preservation: Demonstrating a Comparative Approach.” Society for Social Studies of Science annual conference. Boston, MA.

Hodges, James A. (2017, July 13) “One Artifact, Many Instantiations: Tracking Mind Mirror Across the Preservation Landscape.” Archival Education and Research Institute. University of Toronto: Toronto, ON.

Hodges, James A. (2017, June 10) “Pirate Busters and Cracking Crews: The Materiality of (Anti-)Pirate Innovation in 1980s Digital Text Technologies.” Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing annual conference. University of Victoria: Victoria, BC.

Hodges, James A. (2017, March 18) “Excavating (Anti-)Piracy: Materiality of Intellectual Property Struggles in 1980s Commodore Software.” Command Lines: Software, Power, and Performance. Society for the History of Technology Special Interest Group Computers, Information, and Society meeting. Computer History Museum: Mountain View, CA.

Hodges, James A. (2016, July 21) “Timothy Leary’s Incomplete Software and the Dream of Post-Literal Culture (1985- 1996).” Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) annual conference. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris FR.

Hodges, James A. (2016, June 29) “User Guides and Mirrored Minds: Initializing Timothy Leary’s Software.” Game History Symposium. Concordia University, Montreal QC.

Hodges, James A. (2016, May 17) “Unauthorized Archives and Unreleased Software: Preserving a Cancelled Project.” 42nd Annual Canadian Association for Conservation-American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Joint Conference. Montreal, QC.

Hodges, James A. (2016, April 2) “Negotiating a Mind Movie: Timothy Leary's Failed Cinematic Software.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2016 Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Hodges, James A. (2015, October 7) “Experimental Uses for Live Streaming Video: Networked Presence and the Online Arts.” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association annual conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Hodges, James A. (2015, October 6) “Timothy Leary's Disappearing Users: Virtual Reality and its Ideal Subjects.” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Hodges, James A.(2015, July 8) “Edison's Electric Pen: Mediating Change in Gendered Authorship.” Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing annual conference. Montreal, Quebec.

Hodges, James A. (2015, May 15) “Become Your Own Head-Coach: Timothy Leary's Unreleased RPGs.” Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) RPG Summit 2015. Lüneburg, Germany.

Hodges, James A. (2015, May 14) “It's the Game You Don't Play: Sonic X-Treme and its Self-Appointed Keepers.” Digital Games Research Association annual conference. Lüneburg, Germany.

Hodges, James A. (2014, November 7) “Self-Appointed Stewards: Unreleased Software and Unauthorized Preservation.” Society for the History of Technology annual conference. Dearborn, MI.

Hodges, James A. (2014, August 6) “Revisiting Arcades: Spatial Logistics of Commerce and Play.” Digital Games Research Association annual conference. Snowbird, UT.

Hodges, James A. (2014, June 19) “Playing the Good Life: Arcade Spaces in Cold War America.” Media Ecology Association annual conference. Toronto, ON.

Hodges, James A. (2014, April 18) “Q*Bert in Space: Haptic Evaluation in Reproduced Gameplay,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference. Chicago, IL.

Hodges, James A. (2013, June 10) “Crossing into Crosswords: Experiencing the Ludic Turn and the Gamification of Everyday Life”. Roundtable at the Media Ecology Association annual convention, Riverdale NY.

Hodges, James A. (2012, March) “Play as Organizing Force: Players in Ludic Space.” Roundtable at University of Massachusetts, Amherst English Graduate Student Organization Conference. Amherst, MA.

PANEL ORGANIZING

Panel co-organizer (2018, October 11) Contested Infrastructures. Association of Internet Researchers, annual conference (Dunham, I. And Hodges, J.A., co-chairs) Montreal, QC.

Panel co-organizer (2019, September 7) Counter-Hegemonic Epistemologies as Innovation and/or Contestation. Society for the Social Study of Science (4S), annual conference (Eadon, Y.M. and Hodges, J.A., co-chairs). New Orleans, LA.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

GRADUATE TEACHING

Knowledge and Society. Master of Information, Rutgers University.

Social Informatics. Master of Information, Rutgers University.

Foundations of Preservation and Archives. Master of Information, Rutgers University.


UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING

Strategic Presentation Methods in Digital Media. Minor in Digital Communication, Information, and Media, Rutgers University.

Exploring New Media. Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University.


TEACHING ASSISTANT

Musical Industries and Cultures. Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University.

Introduction to Media Systems and Processes. Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University.

GRADING

Rise of Internet Media. Media, Culture and Communication, New York University. New York, NY.

INVITED LECTURES

“The (Digital) Texts that make us.” (2019, October 4) The Books that Make Us. Undergraduate honors seminar, Rutgers University.

“Software and Disk Images as Digital Primary Sources” (2019, October 1) Foundations of Preservation and Archives. Graduate seminar, Rutgers University.

“Digital methods for interdisciplinary research” (2019, March 12) Critical Research Methods. Graduate seminar, Rutgers University.

“Born-Digital Artifacts, Paratexts, and Preservation” (2018, March 28) Foundations of Preservation and Archives. Graduate seminar, Rutgers University.

“Born-Digital Paratexts in Historical Research.” (2017, May 2) History of Books, Records, and Documents in Print and Electronic Environments. Graduate seminar, Rutgers University.


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant (Summer 2017) Associate Professor Marija Dalbello. Rutgers University, Department of Library and Information Science.

Research Assistant (Spring 2015) Associate Professor Melissa Aronczyk. Rutgers University, Department of Journalism and Media Studies.

Assisted in preparing successful National Science Foundation grant application (The Role of Information & Influence Campaigns in Structuring Public Responses to U.S. Policy, 1988-2015, Award Number 1558207).

Research Assistant (2010-2011) Assistant Professor Gabriella Coleman. New York University, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

Research Assistant (2006-2007) Associate Professor Helen Nissenbaum. New York University, Department of Media, Culture and Communication.


UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

CONFERENCE ORGANIZING

Executive Co-Chair (2016, September 31 and October 1) Extending Play 3 conference organizing committee. Rutgers University.

  • Organized international conference with 130 attendees from 10 different countries, including over 80 panelists and workshop participants.

  • Raised $14,500 in student-led fundraising effort, securing contributions from five on-campus agencies.

  • Conducted and oversaw monthly board and executive committee meetings throughout the year 2016.

  • Oversaw all scheduling, programming, logistics, promotion, and finances pertaining to the conference.

  • Worked as liaison between student organizers, faculty, and administration.

Webmaster (2016) Extending Play conference website. http://extendingplay.rutgers.edu

Secretary (2014-15) Extending Play 2: The Sequel conference planning committee. Rutgers University.

REVIEWING

Reviewer (2019) New Media & Society.

Festival Juror (2015) Indiecade International Festival of Independent Games. Culver City, CA.

Festival Juror (2018, August) Indiecade International Festival of Independent Games. Culver City, CA.

Panel Moderator (2015) “Replaying Culture.” Extending Play 2: The Sequel. Rutgers University: New Brunswick, NJ.

Reviewer (2015) International Communication Association 66th Annual Conference, Game Studies division. Fukuoka, Japan

ELECTED POSITIONS

Professional Development Chair (2015-16) Rutgers SC&I Doctoral Student Association. New Brunswick, NJ.

Webmaster (2014-2017) Select-Start, the Rutgers Game Studies Group. http://www.selectstart.rutgers.edu.

Second-year Representative (2014-15) School of Communication and Information Doctoral Students' Association, Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Conference registration desk volunteer (2019, September 4) Society for the Social Study of Science (4S), annual conference. New Orleans, LA.

Departmental liaison for part-time-lecturers (Spring 2019) Rutgers AAUP-AFT.

Peer mentor for incoming Ph.D. Student (2018) Rutgers University School of Communication and Information.

Registration desk volunteer (2018, April 27-28) Theorizing the Web, annual conference. Museum of the Moving Image: Queens, NY.

Invited Participant (2018, March 23) Association of Research Libraries Software Preservation and Fair Use Discussion Group. New York University: New York, NY.

Curriculum Development (Summer 2017) Strategic Presentation: Methods in Digital Media. Rutgers University.

Peer mentor for incoming Ph.D. Student (2014) Rutgers University School of Communication and Information.

CAMPUS APPEARANCES

Guest lecture (2016, September 9) Public presentation of dissertation proposal. Rutgers SC&I Colloquium Series. New Brunswick, NJ.

Presenter (2017, February 24) Pre-conference research chat. Rutgers SC&I Doctoral Student Association. New Brunswick, NJ.

Panelist (2016, September 9) SC&I Summer Research Panel. Rutgers SC&I Colloquium Series. New Brunswick, NJ.

Panel Moderator (2016) Pre-iConference Research Chat. Rutgers SC&I Colloquium Series. New Brunswick, NJ.

Panel Moderator (2016) I Passed my Quals-- Now What? Rutgers SC&I Colloquium Series. New Brunswick, NJ.

Panel Moderator (2015) National Communication Association Pre-Conference Research Chat. Rutgers SC&I Colloquium Series. New Brunswick, NJ.

Panel Moderator (2015) New Brunswick Local Music Scene Archive Launch, Alexander Library, Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Panel Moderator (2015) Association for Information Science and Technology Pre-Conference Research Chat. Rutgers SC&I Colloquium Series. New Brunswick, NJ.

“Twine Workshop and Playtest.” (September 2015) Rutgers SC&I Colloquium Series. New Brunswick, NJ.

“It's the Game You Don't Play: Sonic X-Treme and Unauthorized Preservation.” (March 2015) Pre-conference research chat. Rutgers SC&I Doctoral Student Association. New Brunswick, NJ.

“Dice Night: A Journey Through Dice” (September 2015) Select-Start Graduate Playtest Night. New Brunswick, NJ.


TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

Digital Forensics: Fundamentals (2019, March 13) Society of American Archivists (Christopher Lee and Matthew Farrell, instructors). Metropolitan New York Library Council: New York, NY.

Stylometry with R (2017, June 5-9) Digital Humanities Summer Institute (Maciej Eder, instructor). University of Victoria: Victoria, BC.

Advanced Criticism and Engagement with Electronic Literature (2016, June 6-10) Digital Humanities Summer Institute (Dene Grigar, instructor). University of Victoria: Victoria, BC.


MEDIA APPEARANCES

“Six Strange Streams, One Weird World: Outsider Streaming and the Internet Era.” (October 2015) LiveStream Public. Brooklyn, NY.

Interviewed in Hasset, S. (2015) “How Psychics, Crystal Healers, and Exorcists Utilize the Web: Tapping the Supernatural Through Your Wi-Fi.” Hopes and Fears. Retrieved from http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopes/now/internet/168753-online-mystics.

Interviewed in Sheffield, M. (2015) “How can you tell you are being watched online?” Hopes and Fears. Retrieved from http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopes/now/question/168329-question-how-can-you-tell-you-are-being-watched-online.


CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

Exhibition co-curator. (2016, September 30-October 1) “ALTERCADE Game and Interactive Project Showcase” at Extending Play 3 conference. Rutgers University.

Exhibition curator. (2015, May) “ALTERCADE Game and Interactive Project Showcase” at Extending Play 2: The Sequel conference. Rutgers University.


RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Legal Clerk (2013) New York Daily News/US News & World Report. New York, NY.

Web content producer (2012) AOL/Huffington Post. New York, NY.

Financial Researcher (Summer 2012) Governance Tracker Project. Summer 2012. Financial Times. New York, NY.

Workshop Instructor (2010) Step It Up! Media Skills Workshop. New York City Department of Youth and Community Development. New York, NY.

Web content producer (2008-2010) YouthNoise.org. New York, NY and San Francisco, CA.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)

Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

School of Communication and Information, Doctoral Students’ Association, Rutgers-New Brunswick (SC&I DSA)

Society for the Social Study of Science (4S)

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), Special Interest Group for Computing, Information, and Society (SIGCIS)


RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Digital Humanities, Media History, Game Studies, Information Technology, History of Technology, Sound Studies, Gender and Technology, Digital Preservation, Archives.