Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Dr. Wendy Hui Kyong Chun (@whkchun) is Simon Fraser University’s Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media in the School of Communication. Chun has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She is author of Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (MIT, 2006),  Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (MIT 2011), and Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media (MIT 2016).  She is co-editor (with Tara McPherson and Patrick Jagoda) of a special issue of American Literature entitled New Media and American Literature, co-editor (with Lynne Joyrich) of a special issue of Camera Obscura entitled Race and/as Technology and co-editor (with Anna Fisher and Thomas Keenan) of New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2015).

Selected Publications:
  1. Chun, W. H. K. (2021). Discriminating data: Correlation, neighborhoods, and the new politics of recognition. MIT press.
  2. Apprich, C., Chun, W. H. K., Cramer, F., & Steyerl, H. (2019). Pattern discrimination. University of Minnesota Press.
  3. Chun, W. H. K. (2017). Virtual segregation narrows our real life relationships. Wired.
  4. Chun, W. H. K. (2016). Updating to remain the same: Habitual new media. MIT Press.
  5. Chun, W. H. K., & Friedland, S. (2015). Habits of leaking: Of sluts and network cards. differences, 26(2), 1-28.
  6. Chun, W. H. K. (2009). Introduction: Race and/as technology; or, how to do things to race. Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, 24(1(70)), 7-35.