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[ecrea] Conference announcement: "Recoded: Landscapes and Politics of New Media" April 25-6 Aberdeen, Scotland

Mon Mar 03 21:16:59 GMT 2008

>The Centre for Modern Thought at the University 
>of Aberdeen is holding a conference 
>on  Recoded: Landscapes and Politics of New 
>Media  (April 25-26, 2008), featuring many of 
>the international leaders in the field: Wendy 
>Hui Kyong Chun (Brown);  Sande Cohen 
>(CalArts);  Alexander Galloway (NYU);  Ken 
>Goldberg (Berkeley);  Mark Hansen 
>(Chicago);  Thomas Keenan (Bard);  Tim Lenoir 
>(Duke);  Tom Levin (Princeton); Laura Marks 
>(Simon Fraser);  Colin Milburn (Davis); Trevor 
>Paglen (Berkeley); Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli, 
>(Aberdeen);  Brian Rotman (OSU);  Julia Scher 
>(Kunsthochschule für Medien, Köln); Eugene 
>Thacker (Georgia Tech); Sha-Xin Wei (Concordia); 
>Siegfried Zielinski (Universität der Künste, 
>Berlin) and commentaries by Mario Biagioli 
>(Aberdeen and Harvard), Arnold Davidson 
>(Chicago); Christopher Fynsk (Aberdeen), Peter 
>Galison (Harvard), and Alberto Moreiras (Aberdeen and SUNY Buffalo).
>The conference program also features the UK 
>premiere of Peter Galison and Rob Moss Secrecy 
>(2007)  a 2007 Sundance Film Festival Selection 
>The "New Media" is perhaps the most discussed 
>field in the arts and the humanities today, 
>reflecting a desire to engage with and 
>understand the way in which digital technologies 
>have revolutionized the practice of everyday 
>life by becoming an integral part of how we 
>work, communicate, understand ourselves, make 
>art as well as war.  The extraordinary attention 
>received by the new media does not, however, 
>come with a consensus about the interpretive 
>frameworks most appropriate for these materials, 
>or about the boundaries of the field and its 
>connections to other discipline and practices.
>This conference aims to promote a serious 
>discussion on the place of the new media in 
>modern thought, culture, and the university by 
>presenting a broad set of perspectives from 
>academic disciplines and art practices, and by 
>bringing together key new media theorists and 
>scholars together with theoretically 
>sophisticated practitioners from other 
>fields.  New fruitful conceptualizations of the 
>new media and its futures are, we believe, most 
>likely to emerge from such conversations.
>Committed to bypassing the traps set by 
>dichotomies between technophilia and 
>technophobia, power and resistance, art and 
>science, technology and the human, and other 
>such binaries, the conference wants to explore 
>how new media is posing problems to how we think 
>about States, institutions, subjects and materiality itself.
>Registration information, full program, 
>abstracts, and bios can be found at: /recoded/
>Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli
>Mario Biagioli
>Chris Fynsk

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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