University of Calgary

Mél Hogan

  • Assistant Professor

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Selected Publications

2019 “Retrofitted Data Centres: a New World in the Shell of the Old.” Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation, vol. 13, no. 2, 2019, pp. 78–94. JSTOR, (with Kate Jacobson)

2019 "Data Segregation and Algorithmic Amplification: A Conversation with Wendy Hui Kyong Chun” Canadian Journal of Communication (with Anne Pasek and Rena Bivens)

2019 "Cheating the Network: How Gamers Play the Infrastructure” Canadian Journal of Communication (co-authored with Sean Willett)

2019 "Left Behind: Futurist Fetishists, Prepping and the Abandonment of Earth" b2o: an online journal (co-authored with Sarah T. Roberts)

2019 “The Nature of Data CentersCulture Machine Vol. 18, with Asta Vonderau (eds)

2018 “Big Data Ecologies” Ephemera: theory & politics in organisation volume 18.3: 631-657 ISSN 1473-2866 

2018 Data is airborne; Data is inborn: The labor of the body in technoecologies” First Monday, Volume 23, Number 3 – 5 March 2018

2018 “Data Center” In: Schintler L., McNeely C. (eds) Encyclopedia of Big Data. Springer, Cham.

2018 Response 3a “Connected and Complicit” Digital technology and sustainability: Engaging the Paradox, Routledge: Studies in Sustainability series Edited by Mike Hazas and Lisa Nathan.

2017 Sweaty Zuckerberg and Cool Computing” The California Review of Images and Mark Zuckerberg Volume One || Winter 2017

2017 “Introducing Location and Dislocation: Global Geographies of Digital Data” Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies. 8:2, Sept 6, 2017. (co-edited with Alix Johnson)

2017 “(Another) Battle in the Clouds” The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in CanadaThe Environmental Humanities in a Post-Truth World, Vol. 16 : Iss. 1 , Article 26 (8-22-2017)

2017 “Servers” in Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment. (Eds. Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel, Patricia Yaeger) Fordham University Press. January.

2016 “Minus Risk Equals Progress: the Data Center in the Anthropocene” 6th issue, Special Feature of 5: The Anthropocene and Our Post-natural Future, Dec 2016.

2015 “Water Woes & Data Flows: the Utah Data Center” Big Data and Society July–December 2015: 1–12

2015 “The Archive as Dumpster” PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought – Special Issue 4:1: Picking Through the Trash

2015 “Information Ownership and Materiality in an Age of Big Data Surveillance” Journal of Information Policy. Vol. 5 (2015), pp. 6-31 (co-authored with Tamara Shepherd)

2014 Review of Lisa Gitelman, Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents (Sign, Storage, Transmission) Duke U Press , 2014. For Special Issue of Archives and Manuscripts Maryanne Dever and Linda Morra (eds.)

2013 “The Archive’s Underbelly: Facebook’s Data Storage Centers” In Television New Media January 2015 vol. 16 no. 1; 3-18


  • PostDoctoral Fellowship
    University of Colorado-Boulder, 2014
  • PhD - Communication Studies
    Concordia University, 2012
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