Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Friday, Dec. 8th: The Resonance Project performance

For December, the NEW MEDIA WORKING GROUP will attend the tele-immersive dance performance "Reception" by The Resonance Project, and follow it up with a discussion of a chapter from Mark Hansen's book Bodies in Code: Interfaces with Digital Media.

THIS FRIDAY December 8th, 6pm;
Hearst Memorial Mining Building front lobby, UC Berkeley.
Attend free performance of "Reception" by The Resonance Project

The Resonance Project is a team of choreographers, computer engineers, and visual and sound artists who are investigating concepts of presence/remote presence and corporeal and code interactivity within live and media based performance. Unique to the project is the use of a 'performance as research' model, within which scientists and artists collaborate to explore a re-visioning of cyber culture and corporeal presence.

Wednesday, Dec. 13th, 5:00 to 6:30 pm;
226 Dwinelle, UC Berkeley.
Meet to discuss the Introduction and Chapter 1 excerpt from Mark Hansen's book Bodies in Code: Interfaces with Digital Media (Routledge, 2006). Copies will be made available this week.

Mark Hansen teaches cultural theory and comparative media studies at the University of Chicago. He is author of Embodying Technesis: Technology Beyond Writing (Michigan 2000), New Philosophy for New Media (MIT 2004), and Bodies in Code, as well as numerous essays on cultural theory, contemporary literature, and media. His essay, The Time of Affect, or Bearing Witness to Life appeared in Critical Inquiry in Spring 2004. He has co-edited (with Taylor Carman) The Cambridge Companion to Merleau-Ponty and is currently co-editing two volumes: Critical Terms for Media Studies (with W.J.T. Mitchell) and Neocybernetic Emergence (with Bruce Clarke). He is currently at work on three projects: The Politics of Presence, a study of embodied human agency in the context of realtime media and computing, Becoming-Human,
an ethics of the posthuman, and Fiction After Television, a study of the novel in the age of digital convergence.

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