Conference Participation and Invited Talks

as Teddy Pozo

“Radical Softcore Games: Haptic Game Controllers, Conductive Textiles, and Femme Hacking Histories in Queer Game Design.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) International Conference (March 2018, Toronto, ON). Part of the upcoming panel Queer Interface: Video Games, Embodiment, and Code.

as Diana Pozo

“The Trouble with ‘Empathy Games’: Queer Game Design as Haptic Media.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) International Conference (March 2017, Chicago, IL).

“Haptics and Counterhaptics in the History of Internet-Connected Adult Novelty.” What is? Media International Conference (April 2016, Portland, OR).

“'You Used to Think It Was Just a Myth': The Crash Pad, Queer Fantasy, and Queer Communities in the Bay Area,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) International Conference (April 2015, Montréal, Canada).

“Affective Encounters,” Panel Respondent, Media Fields Conference (April 2015, Santa Barbara, CA). 

“The Pedagogy of Pornography, the Current and Future Status of Porn Studies in Academia,” Workshop, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) International Conference (April 2014, Seattle, WA).

“No Borders: Queering the Pornography/Non-Pornography Distinction,” Queering Spaces, Queering Borders Conference (April 2013, Asheville, NC). 

“Taking Control: RealTouch and the Politics of Camgirls,” National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) International Conference (November 2012, Oakland, CA). 

“Wii Fit or Wii Fat? Gaming, Scientific Measurement, and the Enlightenment,” Console-ing Passions International Conference (July 2012, Boston, MA).

“Gaming, Gender, Generations,” Respondent and panel organizer, Console-ing Passions International Conference (July 2012, Boston, MA).

“Water Color: Radical Color Aesthetics in Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) International Conference (March 2012, Boston, MA).

“War Games at Home, Home Games at War: Spatial Theory and Military First-Person Shooting Games,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) International Conference (March 2011, New Orleans, LA).

“My Lovely Assistant, ME!: Register Switching and the Creation of a Queer Trans Female Voice Through YouTube Voice Training Videos,” Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture (CLTC) graduate student conference (May 2010, Santa Barbara, CA).

“Passing Through Pain: Trans Women’s Visual Narratives of Facial Feminization Surgery on YouTube,” Console-ing Passions International Conference (April 2010, Eugene, OR).

“Hergé and Casterman in the Congo: A Comparative Reading of Two Editions of Tintin in the Congo,” International Bande Dessinée Society (IBDS) Conference (June 2009, London, England). 

 

Guest Lectures and Colloquia

as Diana Pozo

“Gender and Sexuality: Monique Wittig, Judith Butler, Alex Doty,” Guest Lecture FLMST 192B: Critical and Cultural Theory (supervising professor Greg Siegel), May 2013, Santa Barbara, CA.

“TV Design and Domestic Space,” Guest Lecture, FLMST 101D: History of Electronic Media 1, Telegraphy and TV (supervising professor Michael Curtin), Nov 2012, Santa Barbara, CA.

Race Matters Series: Sh*t Girls Say and the Social Media Generation, Panelist. UCSB Multicultural Center, April 2012, Santa Barbara, CA.

“War Games at Home, Home Games at War: Spatial Theory and Military First Person Shooting Games,” UCSB Department of Film and Media Studies Recruitment Colloquium, April 2012, Santa Barbara, CA.

“Taking Control: RealTouch and the Politics of Camgirls,” UCSB New Sexualities Colloquium, March 2012, Santa Barbara, CA.

“Queer TV in the 2000s,” Guest Lecture, FLMST 101T: History of Television (supervising professor Jennifer Holt), May 2011, Santa Barbara, CA.