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[Commlist] A one-day symposium: Image Operations in the Security Zone

Wed Jun 12 08:26:36 GMT 2019

REGARDS: A one-day symposium: Image Operations in the Security Zone, Goethe University, Frankfurt, June 19th

*Image Operations in the Security zone*

June 19th, Goethe University Frankfurt, 9:00-18:00, Eisenhower Saal, IG Farben building

Bringing together a variety of perspectives, this symposium is set to inquire into the role of imaging techniques in operations related to security: optimization, regulation, surveillance, military defense and targeting. Imaging technologies are based on the logic of enhancement, applied to both the mechanical and human, creating a feedback loop of lethal machines, opto- sensorial systems and social formations of danger and safety. Image Operations in the Security Zone thus seeks to demarcate an omnipresent ontological condition: to be secured. That is, to remain in a demarcated time and space where people and things are calm, regulated, predictable, under control. At the same time, other bodies are marked as unstable and threatening, engraved into clandestine scenarios in the security zone.

CAREN KAPLAN, Professor of American Studies, UC Davis
DONATO MONTANARI, Co-Funder & CEO Deevio GmbH, Berlin
NOAM GOLDWAY, Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University
YANA THONNES, Artistic Director of THE AGENCY

organizers: Antoine Prevost-Balga, Philipp Röding and Laliv Melamed

Funders: DFG; FzHG; Freunde und Förderer der Goethe Universtat; Stiftung zur Förderung der Internationalen Beziehungen der JGU.

Organized as part of the mini-cluster Image Operations, the DFG research collective Configurations of Film. The event is open to the public.

9:00-10:00 - Opening remarks: Antoine Prevost-Balga, Philipp Röding and Laliv Melamed
10:00-10:30 - coffee break
10:30-12:00 - Caren Kaplan, Drones and the Image Complex: The Limits of Representation in the Era of Distance Warfare
12:00-13:30 - Lunch Break
13:30-14:30 - donato Montanari, Imaging technologies for a safer world: the perspective of an engineer
14:30-15:00 - coffee break
15:00-16:00 - Noam Goldway, Harness Your Mind: imaging Based Self-Neuromodulation to Treat Stress Related Disorder
16:00-16:30 - Coffee Break
16:30-17:30 - Yana Thönnes, The Agency
17:30-18:00 - final discussion.

Contacts: Laliv Melamed (melamed (at), Agnes Fink (Ag.Fink (at)

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