Headshot of Mél who is smiling into the camera and has their hand held to their face. Mél is wearing a hat and a denim jacket.

Mél Hogan

Mél is the Director of the Environmental Media Lab (EML) and an Associate Professor in Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary.

Since 2012, Mél’s research has been on server farms and data centers – their social implications and environmental impacts: the “Data Center Industrial Complex”. She has also been researching genomics in the cloud and moving to explore data storage onto DNA and is interested in #digitaldeath and Big Tech fantasies of reviving and/or preserving consciousness in the cloud.

Mél is a guest on the Container podcast: Stream If You Wanna Die Faster.