“Calligraphies of Power,” “Comparative Aesthetics of Dictatorship,” Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, Venice, September 2024.
“Neither/Nor (Beyond the Digital/Analog Binary), “IM/MATERIALITIES. Museums between real and digital,” Museo Egizio, Turin, Nov.-Dec. 2023.
Panelist, “Morning Plenary: Forecasting the Role of Generative AI on the Future of Higher Education,” Teaching in the Age of AI: Nurturing Connections and Empowering Learners, 2023 Harvard Initiative in Teaching and Learning conference, Harvard, Sept. 2023.
“Cos’è un museo digitale?”, Per un museo storico digitale dell’Euregio. Prospettive e progetti di divulgazione storica on line / Für ein digitales historisches Museum der Euregio – Perspektiven und Projekte für die Online-Geschichtsvermittlung, Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino, Cavalese Sept. 2023.
“Democracy GPT,” Delphi Dialogues, European Cultural Center of Delphi, Delphi, Greece, June 2023.
Speaker and participant, “Luce Foundation / American Council of Learned Societies Program in China Studies” Summer Institute, New York City, June 2023.
“On metaLAB,” Critical Lab, Critical Spring Summer School, Excellence Cluster Temporal Communities, Einstein Forum, Ada Lovelace Center for Digital Humanities (Freie Universität Berlin), and London Arts and Humanities Partnership; March 2023.
“Shapely Profusion,” École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Feb. 2023.
panel discussion, “Musei del futuro,” Immersiva (LuBeC), Lucca, Oct. 2022.
“Le gallerie (tra teoria e pratica),” Staging Exhibit Design, IUAV, Venice, Oct. 2022.
“Intelligenze (artificiali e meno),” Con-vivere Festival, Carrara, Sept. 2022.
“Welcoming remarks,” Tsinghua University Art Museum in Beijing, China, Sept. 5, 2022.
“Il futuro del lavoro,” Time for South program, Isola Incubator, Catania, Italy, June 2022.
“Ideazioni,” concluding lecture for “Creating New Centers – Urban Regeneration and Civic Engagement,” Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State, Rome, Italy, June 2022.
“In principio era la ruota,” keynote, Esercizi sul futuro, Procida Capitale della Cultura 2022, Procida, Italy, June 2022.
“Mens et manus,” 30th anniversary celebrations, LUIC Università Carlo Cattaneo, Castellanza, June 2022.
“Welcoming remarks,” Performing Arts in the Post-Pandemic Era, Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation, Beijing, China, May 25, 2022.
“Cultura, impresa e innovazione: un percorso americano,” Centro di Studi Americani, Rome, May 2022.
“Dialogo sull’intelligenza (artificiale),” Ethos Festival, Auditorium di Roma, Rome, May 2022.
Discussant and host, “Panorama Panel,” Curatorial A(i)gents exhibition inauguration, Harvard Art Museum, May 15, 2022.
“Sulla robotica istintuale,” Design!Open, CSAC / UniParma / Politecnico di Milano / UniMore / Università di Bologna, Parma, May 2022.
“The Philosophy of the House,” Emanuele Coccia in conversation with Jeffrey Schnapp, Books and Looks Series, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard U, April 21, 2022.
Respondent, Poggioli Faculty-Student Colloquium on Aurélien Bellucci, “Staging Democracy:
Ça ira — Fin de Louis and Popular Theater,” Comparative Literature, Harvard, April 12, 2022.
Welcoming remarks (Day 2), Harvard Kennedy School Art in Public Life Student Caucus Symposium, Harvard U, April 9, 2022.
“Investigative Panel,” Curatorial A(i)gents exhibition closing, Harvard Art Museum, March 2, 2022.
“Storied Datasets,” Open Data Heroes online event, Dec. 2021.
Presenter, “The futureStage Manifesto,” Transmedia Arts Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard, Nov. 20, 2021.
“È giunta l’ora di ripensare l’agenda delle istituzioni culturali?” interviewed by Alberto Salarelli, The Lockdown of the Projects, MoRE – a museum of refused and unrealised art projects, online conference, Sept. 30, 2021.
“Antropologia della velocità,” festival Lezioni di storia, Naples, Italy, October 2021.
Speaker, “New Formats in Cultural Institutions,” Art Tech Foundation, Sept. 28, 2021.
Panelist, “Challenging the Future: Humanities, Social Sciences, Art, and Cultural Politics,”Greece in 2040 Forum, Athens, Aug. 24, 2021.
Keynote talk, Startup Days 21, DigitalSwitzerland/Swisscom/Verein Startup Invest, Bern, June 2021.
On Moto Guzzi 100 Years, Fonderie Napoleoniche, Milan, June 2021.
“Animare Dante,” recorded talk for inauguration of Felice Limosani, Il poeta eterno, Florence, Italy, June 18, 2021.
“Visualizing Dante,” online talk for the launch of DivineComedy.Digital platform, The Visual Agency, June 16, 2021.
…rivolti al monte ove ragion ne fruga (A Conversation between Robert Harrison and Jeffrey Schnapp), Fireside Chats, Tra liti sì lontani – Dante for the Americas, Dante Society of America, May 5-13, 2021.
“3 domande, 3 risposte” (video talk on participatory mapping), Mappening: la cartografia partecipata alla riconquista dello spazio pubblico, Festival delle Periferie, Rome May 21-23, 2021.
“Shapely Profusion (Two experiments in knowledge design),” The Digital Image – Social Dimensions, Political Perspectives and Economic Constraints, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, April 28-30, 2021.
Keynote, AI4Future two-day event, MEET Digital Cultural Center, Milan, April 2021.
“Il gioco del mondo,” conversation with Alberto Salarelli, Parma Capitale della Cultura, March 25, 2021.
“Ecosistema del design (passato/presente/futuro),” Scuola di dottorato, Politecnico di Milano, March 17, 2021.
Due lezioni, Masters in Cultural Management, Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, March 2021.
“Storia segreta del libro elettrico,” lead lecture in trasmissioni lecture series, AGO Modena Fabbriche Culturali (4 febbraio – 8 marzo 2021) series, online event, February 2021.
“The Future of Mobility,” Campus Party, main stage, online festival, Jan. 28, 2021.
“Destinies of Design,” Flair: The Past, Present, and Future of Italian Fashion and Industrial Design, Italian Consulate General of Philadelphia, Dec. 16, 2020.
“A laboratory for ideas,” seminar, Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities, Università Ca’ Foscari, Dec. 2021.
“I contorni cangianti del codice,” Scuola Vaticana di Biblioteconomia, Biblioteca Vaticana, Rome, Dec. 2020.
“(on the move),” Mobility in Higher Education: The Trajectory of Research and Education,” Harvard School of Public Health, online forum, Dec. 4, 2020.
Panelist, Lockdown Architecture, presentation of the Lotus International booklet, Triennale di Milano, Sept. 2020.
Lead talk (in conversation with Dimitrii Bezuoglov), Beam: The Festival of Audio-Visual Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia, Sept. 2, 2020.
Panelist, “Mobility and Art: Influences and Visions for the Future of Mobility,” The Mobility Roundtable Series (online), Harvard Medical School / University of Leeds, hosts Mojtaba Moharrer and Andrew Tomlinson, Aug. 20, 2020.
Guest, “Rethinking the Global Village in the Post-Pandemic Age,” Global Village Day, McLuhan Marathon, host Paolo Granata, U. Toronto, live online event, July 20, 2020.
“Innovazione, sostenibilità e human factor marketing,” Half ‘n our webinar, Young Digitals, June 26, 2020.
“Designing with/for Human Factors,” Open Lecture, Domus Academy, Milan, Italy; June 22, 2020.
“When the world is unparked again, will it know how to unplug?,” interviewed by Lee Moreau (Other Tomorrows), MITX Design Tech Summit, June 17, 2020.
Panel participant, “Conversazione sul teatro d’opera di domani, fra tradizione e innovazione,” online event with Fabio Luisi, Sesto Quatrini, Daniele Rustioni, Riccardo Frizza, and Paolo Petrocelli, organized by Opera Futura, June 5, 2020.
“Robotica, intelligenza artificiale e lavoro,” interviewed by Alberto Mattiello, Future Thinking Director, Wunderman Thompson, for Il futuro del lavoro, on the 50th anniversary of the Statuto dei Lavoratori, event promoted by the Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Rome, May 20, 2020.
“Bits to Books :: Books to Bits,” Harold and Iris Chandler Lectureship, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, Nov. 2019.
“Sull’oggetto libro e come/dove leggere nel 21esimo secolo,” taped conversation with Gino Roncaglia, Forum del Libro, Lecce, Italy, Oct. 2019.
“Cartographies of ‘the Cultural Center of the New Age’,” with Kim Albrecht,”Tacit Knowledge — The Impact of Post Studio Concepts and Feminist Practices, CalArts 1972-77,” Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover, Germany, Oct. 2019.
“Come leggere un libro illeggibile (Bruno Munari),” XXIII Congresso Nazionale Associazione degli Italianisti, Pisa, Italy, Sept. 2019.
“Sostenibilità: LUISS Debates — Intervista con Jeffrey Schnapp (PFF; Harvard),” Inaugural event 2019-2020 academic year, Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli, Rome, Sept. 2019.
“After Mobility,” Knowlton School of Architecture, Baumer Lecture Series, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 2019).
“Digital Humanities,” Ago Modena Fabbriche Cultura, Chiesa San Carlo, Modena, Italy, June 2019.
“Nuovi orizzonti del patrimonio culturale,” Regione Lombardia, Milan, Italy, June 2019.
“Juste après la mobilité,” keynote, MTL Printemps Numérique, Pavillon Mobilité, Montreal, Canada, June 2019.
“Intelligence on the Move,” Digital Humanities Stockholm Event, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2019.
Panelist, round table discussion on “Crowds,” KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2019.
Presentation of “Cold Storage,” Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK), New York University, April 2019.
Discussant, “Libraries as Places” Symposium, Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK), New York University, April 2019.
“The Trento Tunnels” (lecture) and class, Colby College, Waterville, ME, April 2019.
“Curricle: A Revolution in Curriculum Exploration and Discovery,” GSAS Alumni Day, Harvard University, April 2019.
Discussant, “Creativity, Culture, and Learning: A Conversation with Questlove,” Harvard University, April 2019.
Moderator, “Heritage and the Revitalization of Local Communities,” Building a legacy for the European Year of Cultural Heritage–A project of three global problem solving platforms on the future of heritage conference, EU Commission for Education and Culture, April 2019.
“Movibilità,” panel on “E-mobility: il futuro della mobilità tra sostenibilità e soluzioni innovative,” Milan Digital Week, Milan, March 2019.
“Umanistica digitale (e impegno civico),” lecture in the Masters in Public History program, Fondazione Feltrinelli and Dipartimento di studi storici dell’Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, March 2019.
“La biblioteca oltre il libro,” keynote, “La biblioteca che cresce” national conference, Convegno Stelline, Milan, March 2019.
“Il futuro del libro,” Creative Publishing Direction, Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori, Laboratorio Formentini per l’Editoria, Milan, Dec. 2018.
“Culture, Technology, and Cities,” OECD Conference on Culture and Local Development, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,Venice, Dec. 2018.
Moderator, “Talk Back” with Jonny Sun, Hannah Davis, Chris Sun, and the metaLAB (at) Harvard team, MIT Hayden Library, Nov. 2018.
“Autonomy for Humans (On AI and Culture),” Global Leaders Forum, TV Chosun, Seoul, Korea, Nov. 2018.
“Nuove fabbriche per nuovi saperi,” Cantieri Olivetti per la storia del Novecento: Linguaggi nella società e nella tecnica, 1968-2018, Fondazione Giacomo Feltrinelli, Oct. 2018.
Conversation with Claire-Marie Foulquier-Gazagnes, Google Cultural Institute, Paris, Oct. 2018.
Presentation, “Urban Intermedia: City, Archive, Narrative,” Graduate School of Design, Harvard U, Sept. 2018.
“Knowledge Design,” Center for Global Issues, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia, Aug. 2018.
“The Museum Without Objects,” Human Journeys in the Global Era workshop, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia, Aug. 2018.
“How to Read an Illegible Book,” International Symposium on “Embodied Words Concrete and Visual Poetry in Italy and Belgium in the 60s and 70s,” Italian Cultural Institute, Brussels, May 2018 (video talk).
“The Permanent Library of the Now,” Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University, New York, Feb. 2018.
“Blueprint Now (and Then),” Pratt Institute School of Information, New York, Feb. 2018.
“Movability (Autonomy for Humans),” Human-Machine Futures, Winter Enrichment Program, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,” Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 2018.
“Il disegno della cultura,” Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena, Dec. 2017.
“The Permanent Library of the Now,” keynote, Informatie aan Zee conference, VVBAD (Flemish Library and Archives Association), Oostende (Belgium), Sept. 2017.
Conversation with Corrado Augias on FuturPiaggio, Festivaletteratura Mantova 2017, Mantua (Italy), Sept. 2017
“La sorte dei saperi del 21esimo secolo,” lectio magistralis, Museo Marini, Florence (Italy), followed by presentation and round table discussion on FuturPiaggio — Six Italian Lessons on Mobility and Modern Life (Rizzoli), Sept. 2017
Round table on “Corporate Perspectives: What’s on the Innovation Agenda?,” The Network, Fidelity ThinkSpace, Boston, July 2017.
Panel on “Reconfigured Knowledge Institutions,” with Patrik Svensson and Sofia Seifahrt, New Infrastructures of Knowledge conference, Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History, and Antiquities, Stockholm, June 2017.
“Small Data,” Poetry of the Real: Archives – Values - Futures conference, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Stab (Basel), June 2017.
“The Museum without Objects,” In Flux – Browsing the Collections conference, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, May 2017.
“Movability,” TED talk, Vancouver, BC, April 2017.
“L’archive éditorialisée,” Seminaire “Écritures numériques et éditorialisation,” Université de Montreal, April 2017.
“Uncomfortable (Revolutionary) Monuments,” Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, March 2017.
“Design du savoir,” Université de Montreal, April 2017.
“The Permanent Library of the Now,” Initiative on the “Past, Present, and Future of the Book,” Bucknell Humanities Center, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, Feb. 2017
Liberal Arts Masterclass with two public lectures, SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, CA, March 2017.
“Humanities Futures,” CHA Advisory Board Speaker, Center for the Humanities and the Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder, March, 2017.
“La sorte dei saperi” and “Design del sapere,” Assessorato Università, Ricerca, Politiche Giovanili, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Trento, Dec. 2016.
Panelist, “Digital Humanities Centers and Libraries: New Models of Collaboration,” Harvard Library Strategic Conversations, Cambridge, MA, Dec. 2016.
“Uncomfortable (Revolutionary) Monuments,” Center for the Arts and Humanities, Colby College, Waterville, ME, Nov. 2016.
respondent, “Beyond Bounds — An Open Conversation on Library Research,” Harvard U, Nov. 2016.
“Storytelling and Argument on Infra- and Supra-Human Scales,” Environmental Humanities Workshop, Harvard Global Institute, Harvard U, Sept. 2016.
“Knowledge Design,” Science Gallery and the Centre for Digital Humanities, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, May 2016.
Speaker, “Library Futures Symposium,” Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, May 2016.
Participant, “Curating Knowledge in the Social Sciences Under Digital Conditions,” Social Science Research Council, New York City, May 2016.
“Knowledge Design,” Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, April 2016.
Keynote presentation and round table participant (“Librarians Discuss the Future”), conference on The Future of Libraries in the Digital Age, organized by I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, Moritz College of Law, and The Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies, Ohio State U, Columbus, March 2016.
Round table participant with Amy Ryan and Wayne Wiegand, “Reading / Place / Makerspace: The Future of the American Public Library,” School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, Feb. 2016.
“The Concept Foundry,” Centre for Communication and Computing, Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication,
University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Feb. 2016.
“Knowledge Design and Digital Humanities,” Inst. for Design og Kommunikation, Syddansk Universitet Kolding, Denmark, Feb. 2016.
Round table participant, Future of the Library, with David Adjaye and others, Arts at MIT McDermott Prize conference, Cambridge Feb. 2016.
Keynote address, Platforms: Augmented Histories of Space, California College of the Arts Architecture / Experimental History Project, with support from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, January 2016.
a decade’s worth of invited lectures and conferences
Plenary session on “New Mobility Trends” with Marco Montemagno (SuperSummit) and Alex Torres (Moovit), IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) Forum Milano, Mico Fiera Milano Congressi, Milan, Dec. 2015
Masterclass on “Futures of the Book,” Humanities Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Nov. 2015
“Los datos como patrimonio cultural,” keynote address, Segundo Congreso Internacional: El Patrimonio cultural y las nuevas tecnologías, INAH Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City, Mexico, Oct. 2015.
Round table conversation on “Libraries: The Next Generation,” with Dan Cohen and Andromeda Yelton, HUBweek, Oct. 2015.
Lecture/presentation/European premiere, Cold Storage and Toute la mémoire du monde, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, Sept. 2015.
Opening keynote, Global Digital Humanities, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) 2015 annual conference, Sydney, Australia, July 2015.
“Design du savoir,” Séminaire Humanités Numériques du Labex «Observatoire de la vie littéraire», l’Université Paris Sorbonne, May 2015.
“Print After Print” and “Cold Storage,” Textual Studies Program and Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington, Seattle, April 2015.
“The Library Beyond the Book,” Indiana University College Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana U, April 2015.
“Scales of Knowledge in the 21st century,” History of Science Seminar, Dept. of the History of Science, Harvard U, March 2015.
“What could or should or might knowledge look like in the 21st century?,” English Department, Vanderbilt U, mid-March 2015.
round table, “Design and Cultural Heritage,” Museo del ‘900, Milan, late Nov. 2014.
“Cold Storage: An experiment in generative publishing,” PhD Festival, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, late Nov. 2014.
“Afterglows (Animating Archives in the Tunnel of History),” Philips Luminous Talks series, panel with Adam Yarinsky and Kevin Dowling, The Changing Room, Parsons/New School of Design, New York, Nov. 2014.
with Matthew Battles and Joshua Glenn, A conversation about the future of the book, Boston Book Festival, Oct. 2014.
A talk on The Library Beyond the Book, Information Design and Visualization Lecture Series, Northeastern U, Oct. 2014.
Discussion of The Library Beyond the Book, Warren Center workshop on Multimedia History and Literature, Harvard U, Sept. 2014.
Digital_Humanities roundtable and presentation, Getty Center, Los Angeles, March 2013.
Keynote, “Book Futures,” “Disembodied” conference, Dept. of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley, March 2013.
“Digital Humanities Across the Spectrum” round table, Lamont Library Forum, March 2013.
“Digital(?) Humanities(?),” Dartmouth College, March 2013.
“A Conversation on Digital_Humanities,” De Bosis seminar, Harvard, March 2013.
Presentation of Venezianella and Modernitalia, with Paolo Valesio and Patrizio Ceccagnoli, Casa Zerilli-Marimò, NYU, Feb. 2013.
“metaLAB (a progress report),” Bard Graduate Center, New York, Feb. 2013.
Skype presentation of Digital_Humanities, with Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld and Todd Presner, UCLA Library, Feb. 2013.
“Archive 2 Archlive,” panelist, Conference on “Opportunities and Challenges of Participatory Digital Archives: Lessons from the March 11, 2011 Great Eastern Japan Disaster,” Rieschauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard U, January 2013.
Round table participant and discussant in “Design, In and Out,” xDesign conference, organized by the Design Thinking Group (GSD) and Design Club (HBS), Harvard U, Jan. 2013.
“The Pace of Epic,” Dante Society of America lecture, MLA convention, Jan. 2013.
“Lab Notes,” panel on Humanities Laboratories, MLA convention, Jan. 2013.
“What is an archive (today)?,” conference on “The Critical Archive” at Center for the Humanities, Tufts University, Nov. 2012.
“Teaching (design) Thinking,” lead lecture in the “Perspectives on Digital Humanties” series, Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, University of Delaware; also at Center for the Humanities, Temple University, Philadelphia, Nov. 2012.
“Knowledge Design,” Digital Humanities colloquium, Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, Smith College, Oct. 2012.
“The ABCs and XYZs of Bruno Munari,” University College, London, Oct. 2012.
“The Library Test Kitchen,” CRASSH, University of Cambridge, Oct. 2012.
“Next Stop on the High Line,” Cambridge Italian Research Network, University of Cambridge, Oct. 2012.
“Teaching (Design) Thinking,” Rice Design Alliance / Rice School of Architecture lecture series on “The Future of Architectural Education,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Sept. 2012.
Participant, “Global Forum on Innovation Leaders,” Alta Scuola Politecnica (Turin-Milan), Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy, Sept. 2012.
Discussant, “Beyond eBooks: Scholarly Publishing in the Digital Age,” American Association of University Presses annual meeting, Chicago, June 2012.
“Print-Plus,” Book Presence in a Digital Age conference, University of Utrecht, May 2012.
“Strategie per la curatela della città,” Smart Living Ivrea, Festival Architettura in Città 2012, Ivrea, June 2012.
“Panorama of the Cold War,” College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado, Denver, March 2012.
“Scrivere digitale e vivere sociale,” Pensiero Digitale – leggere e scrivere nel terzo millennio lecture series, sponsored by Fondazione Mondadori/Feltrinelli/Corriere della Sera, Bocconi University, Milan, Feb. 2012.
“Umanesimo digitale — un laboratorio di idee,” fondazione Cariplo, Milan, Feb. 2012.
“xpClassroom,” Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching Symposium, Harvard University, Feb. 2012.
“In the Stacks of the Livebrary,” Brown University Digital Arts and Humanities Lecture Series, Feb. 2012.
“A User-Centered Future for Special Collections?” Medical Heritage Library, National Library of Medecine, Bethesda, Maryland, Jan. 2012.
“A metaLAB for the New Millennium” TED talk, Harvard College in Asia annual conference, Jan. 2012.
“The Archive without Walls,” IEEE conference on e-Science, Microsoft Research, Stockholm, Sweden, Dec. 2011.
“Manifest Files,” “What Happened to the Architectural Manifesto?” conference, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, New York, Nov. 2011.
“McLuhan and the Electric Information Age Book,” plenary talk, McLuhan Then/Now/Next Conference, McLuhan@100 Festival, Toronto, Nov. 2011.
“Some Notes on the Future of Notes,” Take Note workshop on annotation, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Nov. 2011.
“Recycled Architectures,” History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art Lecture Series, MIT, Nov. 2011.
“Luminotechtonics [A media archeology of the searchlight],” Harn Eminent Scholar Lecture, Harn Museum, U Florida, Gainesville, Oct. 2011.
with Kara Oehler, “extraMUROS,” Digital Public Library of America plenary session, National Archives, Washington, DC, Oct. 2011.
“The Electric Information Age Book (Remix),” ACL(x) conference, Penn State, Sept. 2011.
“Mapster,” Image-Media-Text Colloquium, U Conn, Storrs, Sept. 2011.
“Digital Humanities” plus round tables on “Digital Libraries, Archives, and Rights Registries” and “The Future of the Internet,” iLaw program, Harvard Law School, Sept. 2011.
“O arquivo sem paredes,” Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2011.
Panel chair, Hyper-Public: A Symposium on Designing Privacy and Public Space in the Connected World, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard, June 2011.
“O livro electronico (Uma historia de familia),” O Futuro dos Estudos Literarios conference, Departamento de Letras, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2011.
“The User-Centered Archive,” TILTS III symposium, University of Texas, Austin, May 2010.
“extraMUROS (archives across walls),” with Robert G. Pietrushko, Center for Geographic Analysis/metaLAB conference on Geospatial Collaboration, Harvard University, May 2011.
Participant, concluding round table discussion, Harvard University Digital Summit, Harvard Business School, May 2011.
“L”archivio animato,” seminario di studi “L’archivio in rete: digitale e virtuale tra criticità e valorizzazione,” dipartimento Indaco, Design for Cultural Heritage, Politecnico di Milano, April 2011.
“Luminotectonics [A cultural history of the searchlight],” Encounters with the 1930s symposium, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, March 2011.
“Man of Glass,” Bard Graduate Center, New York City,March 2011.
“Knowledge Design,” Emerging Disciplines conference, Rice U, Feb. 2011.
“Digital Humanities 2.0: A conversation about emerging paradigms in the Humanities,” with Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp, Harvard Humanities Center, Feb. 2011.
Round table participant with Catherine Stimson, David Bromwich, and Leon Botstein, “Why, and What Are, the Humanities?,” Bard College, Aug. 2010.
Participant, Scholarly Communications Institute 8 [“Experimental Approaches to New-Model Scholarly Communication”], U of Virginia, July 2010.
Introductory Talk, Musagetes Foundation Cafe, Rijeka, Croatia, June 2010.
“Shapes and Sites of Knowledge in a Print Plus Age,” keynote address, Harvard Digital Summit, Harvard University, June 2010; “Thinking with Technology” lecture series, Harvard Humanities Center, Sept. 2010.
“Animating the Archive via Browser Native 3d,” Immersive Education Summit, MediaGrid, Boston College, April 2010.
Round table participant w. Richard Furuta, Geneva Henry, and Stephen Ramsay, “Changing Centers of Digital Scholarship,” Knowledge Futures Spring Forum, Hale Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, April 2010.
“Limiti di velocità: lasciti del futurismo,” XII Edizione Settimana della Cultura, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, April 2010.
“Touch and Transport in the Middle Ages,” Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard U, March 2010.
“Next Stop on the High Line: The Trento Tunnels,” Italian Academy for Advanced Study, Columbia University, March 2010.
“The Augmented Museum,” lunch talk, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard U, Feb. 2010.
“The Statistical Sublime” (full-length version), keynote address, “Futurisms: Precursors, Protagonists, Legacies” international conference, U of Utrecht, Netherlands, Dec. 2009; University of Notre-Dame, Global Modernisms series, Jan. 2010; Modernism Seminar, Harvard Humanities Center, Harvard U, Feb. 2010; U of North Carolina, March 2010.
“The Augmented Museum: A Miniseminar,” Roskilde University, Copenhagen, Denmark, Jan. 2010.
Keynote address, “The Accident Waiting to Happen,” On Accident conference, Princeton U School of Architecture, Princeton, Dec. 2009.
Round table on “Questioning the Academy,” Art School: A 21st Century Question, Cooper Union, New York City, Nov. 2009.
“Modernism and the Digital Humanities,” round table discussion, Modernist Studies Association annual conference, Montreal, Nov. 2009.
“The Statistical Sublime,” Futurismo/Futurizm Avant-Garde in Italy and Russia, Yale U, Nov. 2009.
“Architecture and Knowledge,” Harvard Humanities Center, Harvard U, Oct. 2009.
“Makers of the Sixties,” Nowcasting seminar, UCLA Design and Media Arts, Oct. 2009; Modernism Seminar, Harvard Humanities Center, Nov. 2009 .
“Futurismo = Senso/Attualità/Design,” a filmed interview-conversation with Paolo Fabbri and Tiziana Migliore, to be presented in “Collaudi. Futuristi in Biennale,” Biennale di Venezia and Laboratorio Internazionale di Semiotica a Venezia (IUAV), July 2009.
“Let’s Talk About Sex: A Conversation between Paul Chan and Jeffrey Schnapp,” Making Worlds Conversations, curated by Steven Madoff, Biennale di Venezia, Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, June 2009.
“The Augmented Museum,” Metaverse U 2, Stanford University, Stanford, CA., May 2009.
“Gallery Talk: Jeffrey Schnapp and Michael Maltzan,” Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, May 2009.
“A Sirikata-Based Humanities Metalab,” Inventio seminar (SHL/U. of Oslo), Stanford U, April 2009.
“First Measures,” “Futurism at 100: The measure of a century” conference, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies Harvard University, April 2009.
“L’ossessione del dinamismo: Provocazione o modello positivo?” Afuturist soirée with Gianluca Nicoletti, Ezio Godoli and Jeffrey Schnapp, Futuroma, Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e della Comunicazione del Comune di Roma, Auditorium di Roma, Rome, Italy.
Concluding round table participant, Mellon Foundation conference on “Digital Archivalism, the Liberal Arts College, and the Humanities,” Haverford College, April 2009.
“Double Vision [Boffi/Ducati]: Identity vs. Perception,” with Frank Clementi, Elena Marferdini, Jeffrey T. Schnapp, LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, Boffi Showroom, Santa Monica, March 2009.
“ItaliAmerica — L’editoria, un ponte sull’oceano,” a discussion with Alessandro Cavalli, Carlo Pagetti, Silvia Pareschi, Emanuela Scarpellini, and Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Triennale di Milano, March 2009.
Keynote address, Conference on “Mapping and Framing Cultural Spaces under a Dictatorship,” University of Manchester, England, Nov. 2008.
Inaugural lecture, Center for Transnational Studies, University of Manchester, England, Nov. 2008.
“Why Speed is a Religion Morality,” keynote address, Centennial international conference on Italian Futurism, Slought Foundation, U of Pennsylvania, Nov. 2008.
Round table, “Taking the Next Step with Digital Collections: Innovative Teaching, Learning & Research in Virtual Worlds,” with Jeremy Bailenson, Stephen Davison, Jeremy Kemp, Sheila Webber, Noah Wittman Mansfield, and Jeffrey Schnapp, Digital Library Forum Fall 2008, (Second Life event), Nov. 2008.
“On innovation and collaboration,” Innovation Norway // Royal Norwegian Consulate General, SRI International, Oct. 2008.
“Limiti di velocità,” plenary address, VeDrò conference, Associazione VeDrò, Centrale Fies de Drò, Italy, August 2008.
“The Role of Interdisciplinarity in Cultural Heritage Studies,” Università del Salento, Scuola Superiore ISUFI, July 2008.
“The Miracle Metal,” Manifesta 7: The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, opening round table, July 2008, Bolzano, Italy.
“Welcoming Remarks,” Frontiers of Interaction IV, Turin, July 2008.
“Mixed Realities,” Inventio seminar, organized by the Dept. of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway, but held at Stanford University, May 2008.
“Lessons,” Homecoming: John Freccero Back at Hopkins conference, Dept. of German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Johns Hopkins University, May 2008.
“Animating the Archive,” keynote address, WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World, IMLS-NEH, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, March 2008. A precis of this address and summation of the discussion that followed it, both by David Green, are included on pp. 45-48 in the WebWise 2.0: The Power of Community conference proceedings, IMLS, Washington, DC, 2009.
“What is to be learned from Crowds?” Xerox Parc, BayChi (Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction = SIGCHI), March 2008.
Chair of panel on mixed reality, 6th Media X Annual Meeting, Stanford University, March 2008.
A conversation on virtual worlds (Rebecca Moore, Jeffrey Schnapp, and Wagner James Au), Metaverse U summit, Feb. 2008, Stanford U.
Participant, “Harnessing Virtual Worlds for Arts and Humanities Scholarship,” Federation of American Scientists and SRI International, Mellon Foundation, Menlo Park, Feb. 2008.
A public conversation with Jeffrey Schnapp and Yve-Alain Bois, hosted by Sylvia Lavin , “Hi-C’s Criticism and Conversation in Architecture” symposium, UCLA Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA, Nov. 2007.
Convenor and participant, “A round table about Modernism/modernity,” MSA 9 international congress, Long Beach, CA, Nov. 2007.
A conversation about current trends in studies of modernism and modernity with Victoria Rosner, Jeffrey Schnapp, and Jing Tsu, Depts. of English and Comp. Lit., Yale University, October 2007.
“The Face of the Modern Architect,” Mellon lecture, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Oct. 2007; “Ideas Matter” lecture series, Gerald Hines College of Architecture, U of Houston, Oct. 2008.
Keynote address, “Frontiers of Interaction III – Virtual Environment and Internet of Things,” organized by Idearium, University of Milano, Bicocca, Milan, June 2007.
Respondent, “La rivoluzione dei consumi,” Dipartimento di Scienze della Storia e della Documentazione storica, Università Statale di Milano, Milan, and Dipartimento di Politica, Istituzioni, Storia, Università di Bologna, Bologna, May 2007.
“L’archivio rianimato,” Fondazione Valore Italia (Ministero delle Attività Produttive), preparatory workshop for the Esposizione Permanente del Made in Italy e del Design Italiano, Rome, Feb. 2007; Dipartimento INDACO, Politecnico di Milano, May 2007; keynote for “Un diluvio di giornali – L’illustrazione satirica: metolodogia d’indagine e catalogazione iconografica, Centro APICE, dipartimento di storia dell’arte, dello spettacolo e della musica, Università Statale di Milano, Milan, May 2007.
“Bruno Munari’s Bombs,” symposium on “Magazines, Modernity, and War,” Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Jan. 2007; Deutsche Historisches Museum, April 2007; Depts. of English, Comparative Lit., Italian, and Art, Yale University, Oct. 2007.
“The Research Agenda,” Creator/Collector/Catalyst: The University Art Museum in the Twenty-first Century, organized by the Wolfsonian-FIU and Princeton University Art Museum, held in association with Art Basel-Miami Beach, Miami Convention Center, Dec. 2006.
Co-chair, round table, Premio Impresa-Cultura-Speciale X edizione, Venice, Italy, November 2006.
“O ruido das coisas e dos nomens,” Faculdade de Letras, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, June 2006.
“Inventorio e reportagem,” keynote address, international seminar on “Poéticas do inventário — Coleções, Listas, Séries e Arquivos na cultura contemporânea,” Centro de Pesquisa, Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2006.
“Lo strumentario dell’architetto del ‘900,” international seminar on “L’architetto – ruolo, volto, destino,” Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, Vicenza, May 2006.
“Five Backgrounds / One Foreground,” Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA, April 2006.
“Lectura Dantis: Inferno 13 ,” two performances with composer Douglas Johnson and the Ives String Quartet, Stanford Continuing Studies, March 2006.
“The Crowded Frame,” The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach, Florida, March 2006.
“Big Humanities,” “New Media, Technology, & The Humanities” conference, Humanitech and the Dept. of Film and Media Studies, UC Irvine, Feb. 2006.
“Augmented Architecture,” SHL/Sci_Arc symposium on Design, Practice, and Education, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Dec. 2005.
“Art in Propaganda (The Making of Revolutionary Tides),” special session on Art and Propaganda, MSA conference, Chicago, Nov. 2005.
“Out of the Monastery into the New Millennium,” keynote address, International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Common Ground Group, Cambridge, England, Aug. 2005.
“Quickening -five timeslices through the anthropology of speed,” Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, June 2005; Freie Universität Berlin, April 2007; Dept. of History, UC Berkeley, Dec. 2007; UCLA, March 2008.
Round table on Black Mountain College, with Merce Cunningham, presentation of “Interview with Merce Cunningham,” R. Buckminster Fuller and Friends, Stanford Lively Arts, March 2005.
“Sweat,” Charles S. Singleton / Villa Spellman seminar, Johns Hopkins University center, Florence, Feb. 2005.
“The Contracted Cinema,” keynote address, “Il testo in movimento: Themes and Techniques in Italian Film and Literature,” De Bosis Conference, Dept. of Romance Languages, Harvard U, Feb. 2005.
“Bad Dada (Evola),” Dept. of French and Italian, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dec. 2004.
“Terragni archeologo del futuro,” GT04 (Centenario Nazionale Giuseppe Terragni), Unione Industriale di Como, Como, Oct. 2004; giornata di studi su Giuseppe Terragni, dipartimento di storia dell’arte, University of Milan, Jan. 2005.
“Scavi nella città corporativa,” conference on “L’identità dell’artista negli anni Trenta,” Fondazione Cariplo, Fondazione Corrente and the University of Milan, May 2004.
“A Portrait of Homo Velox,” “Speed, Technology, and the Invention of Change 1800-1919” conference, Center for Modern Studies and Dept. of English, UCLA, March 2004; “Den teknologiske texturen — Möten mellan humaniora och informationstecknik” conference, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, Jan. 2005.
“Two Faces of Homo Velox,” Athletics and Aesthetics conference, Dept. of Spanish, Princeton University, March 2004.
“Modernitalia: Three Lectures — The Corporativist City, Piero Portaluppi’s Errant Line, Bad Dada (Evola),” Edward H. Benenson Lectures, Dept. of Art and Art History, Duke University, October 2003.
“Arte e totalitarismo,” with Alessandro Carli, Giovanni Belardelli, and Claudio Fogu; Fondazione Ideazioni, Palazzo del Comune, Perugia, Mary 27, 2003.
“Il fascismo come religione politica – Modelli di rappresentazione della storia negli Anni Trenta,” with Massimo Baioni, Maddalena Carli, and Claudio Fogu; Dipartimento di studi storico-sociali e filosofici, Facoltà di lettere, University of Siena, Arezzo campus, May 28, 2003.
“Anno X,” with Massimo Mastrogregori, Alessandra Muntoni, Claudio Fogu; Facoltà di architettura, U of Rome (La Sapienza), May 30, 2003.
“Gaetano Ciocca e i progetti per lo stato corporativo,” Giornata di studio sull’architettura e politica negli anni del fascismo, School of Architecture, U of Trieste, May 2003.
“Blood on the Stage,” seminar on war and violence, Scuola Superiore/Oxford/Cambridge initiative, U of Bologna, May 2003.
“Laboratorios para la ciencias humanas?,” keynote address, Congreso internacional interdisciplinario sobre el discurso artistico visual, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, March 2003.
Respondent and participant in round table, “Dall’avanguardia alla memoria — Futurismo/Futurism,” Mart/Yale Beinecke nternational symposium, Rovereto, March 2003.
“The SHL Crowds Project,” with Matthew Tiews, Marisa Galvez, John Hill, and Joy Connolly, CICIS conference, UCLA, March 2003.
“Tarmac Lit,” keynote address, Entralogos Conference, Cornell U, Feb. 2003.
“Work in Progress: CRASH,” Italian Studies Colloquium, Cornell U, Feb. 2003.
“Titus Livy and the Corporativist City,” conference on The Modern Setting of the Classical Text, Gentle Foundation, U of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Jan. 2003.
“Artists and Print Media in the 1920-1930s,” respondent, Modernist Studies Association conference, U of Wisconsin, Madison, Nov. 2002.
“Suor” Seminar on “Estudos de Literatura e de Cultura,” Pontificia Universidade Catolica, Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 2002.
“Sironi on Exhibit” Northwestern U, March 2002; Conference on “Cultural Memory and Aesthetics,” Center for Literary Studies, Texas A & M University, April 2002.
“Information and Communications Technology in Postsecondary Humanities Education,” Transforming Postsecondary Education with ICT, National Academy of Sciences / National Research Council, January 2002.
“O futuro das ciencias humanas,” Escola de Governo/CPDA, UFRJ and Pos-graduação em Letras, UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Nov. 2001.
“The Oceanic Mass,” SUNY Buffalo, March 2001; Frankel Humanities Center, U of Chicago, April 2002.