“RECODED: LANDSCAPES AND POLITICS OF NEW MEDIA”
University of Aberdeen
April 25-26, 2008
This conference promotes a serious discussion on the place – both intellectual and institutional — of the new media in modern thought, culture, and academia. We want to explore how new media is posing problems to how we think about States, institutions, subjects and materiality itself, while bypassing the traps set by dichotomies between technophilia and technophobia, power and resistance, art and science, technology and the human, and other such binaries.
Organizers: Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli and Mario Biagioli, Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen
Friday, April 25
Panel I, "Societies of Surveillance"
Tom Levin (German and Architecture, Princeton University)
Trevor Paglen (Geography, University of California at Berkeley)
Julia Scher (Kunsthochschule für Medien, Köln)
Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli, (Film Studies, University of Aberdeen)
Commentator: Arnold Davidson (Philosophy, University of Chicago)
Panel II, "New Media Technology and the Body Politic"
Eugene Thacker (Literature, Communication & Culture, Georgia Tech)
Thomas Keenan (English & Human Rights Project, Bard College)
Sha-Xin Wei (Topological Media Lab, Concordia University)
Commentator: Mario Biagioli (Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen; History of Science, Harvard University)
Film Screening: Secrecy (Peter Galison and Rob Moss, 2007), Q&A with Peter Galison to follow the film.
Saturday, April 26
Panel III, “New Media in Global Contexts”
Ken Goldberg (Industrial Engineering and Operations Research; Berkeley Center for New Media, University of California at Berkeley)
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun (Media Studies, Brown University)
Alexander Galloway (Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU)
Sande Cohen (Critical Studies Department, California Institute for the Arts)
Commentator: Alberto Moreiras (Hispanic Studies & Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen)
Panel IV, "New Media: New Forms and Figures"
Tim Lenoir (Jenkins Collaboratory, Duke University)
Brian Rotman (Comparative Studies, Ohio State University)
Colin Milburn (English and Science Studies, University of California at Davis)
Commentator: Peter Galison (History of Science & Physics, Harvard University)
Panel V, "Interface/Affect/Thought"
Laura Marks (School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University)
Siegfried Zielinski (Media Theory – Archaeology and Variantology of the Media , Universität der Künste, Berlin)
Mark Hansen (English and Committee on Film & Media Studies, University of Chicago)
Commentator: Chris Fynsk, (Director, Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen)
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