Author: Jessica Elam-Handloff

Jessica is a doctoral student in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at NC State University. Her research interests include materialist media studies, critical/cultural studies, and the work of media theorist Friedrich Kittler. Her current work explores the intersections of automation of warfare, military media technologies, and governance. Additionally, Jessica is the CRDM Graduate Assistant to the NC State Libraries, working to explore and facilitate critical invention and production as new modes of scholarly practice.

The D.H. Hill Library Makerspace at North Carolina State University is the result of the growing number of university initiatives to bring DIY culture to campus, offering free-to-access workshop space and a range of tools and equipment for NCSU students, faculty, and staff. As the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM) Graduate Assistant to the NCSU Libraries, I’ve had the opportunity to assist an amazing interdisciplinary team in standing up the Hill Makerspace, cultivating a community, making technology and support more accessible to all of campus, and fostering new ways of knowing, learning, and inventing in scholarship and practice. Since the space opened…

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