International Conference of the Research Center SFB/FK615 Media Upheavals
10-11 June 2010
In order to describe the profound structural change from "New Media" to "More Media", media and technology studies are currently reconstituting their fields of research, employing a double focus: on the social and cultural practices acting on their media, and on the media acting on their practices. Research in cultural and social studies has performed a "praxeological turn" and is increasingly investigating medial or mediatized phenomena. The conference "Media in Action" aims to focus on research that permits us to trace the mediating steps between people, artifacts and signs.
Abstracts are available online: http://www.fk615.uni-siegen.de/dokumente/Media_in_Action.pdf.
This conference is free of charge and open to all staff, students and members of the public.
Venue: Artur-Woll-Haus, Am Eichenhang 50, D-57076 Siegen
Thursday, 10 June 2010
14:00-14:45 h Introduction
Peter Gendolla and Tristan Thielmann
Finding and being found (Chair: Jochen Venus)
John Durham Peters: God and Google
Sean Cubitt: Governing Light in the Network
Sharing and being shared (Chair: Volker Wulf)
Thomas Haigh & Maria Haigh: Open Source Software Practices: Forgotten History of the 1950s and 1960s
Volker Grassmuck: Managing Copyrights: Technological Enforcement vs. Freedom
18:00-19:00 h Performance
Friday, 11 June 2010
Acting and being acted (Chair: Erhard Schüttpelz)
Seth Giddings: The Microethology of Humans and Nonhumans at Play
Ursula Plesner: Emails, Phones and Search Engines: Actants in Journalism
Mediating and being mediated (Chair: Jörg Potthast)
Antoine Hennion: Listen! Bodies, Mediations and Taste
Frédéric Vandenberghe: Mediation, Representation and the Constitution of Collective Subjectivities
Displacing and being displaced (Chair: Sigrid Barinhorst)
Ilpo Koskinen: Doing Things with Camera Phones - Or Doing the Same Old Things with...?
Nick Couldry: Some Paradoxes of MediaSpace
Mapping and being mapped (Chair: Tristan Thielmann and Peter Gendolla)
David Turnbull: Moving, Mapping, Knowing and Storying: Multiple Spatialities, the Possibilities of Emergence in the Digital Age
Bruno Latour: Is there a Successor to the Newspapers to Navigate Controversial Datascapes?
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