Friday, October 26, 2007

Fri Oct 26: ParaSite New Media Symposium

ParaSite New Media Symposium
Friday, October 26, 2007
Nestrick Room, 142 Dwinelle Hall
UC Berkeley

A UCB graduate student symposium on new media and its relationship to other arts and disciplines. Is new media "parasitic" upon the strategies of other media or something like a "para-site" for their exploration? How does new media appropriate, absorb, diminish, further, reinvent, or exist side-by-side with the forms that it inherits?

10:00 - 10:15
Introduction and Welcome
Brooke Belisle (Rhetoric), Irene Chien (Film Studies), Ken Goldberg (IEOR & EECS, UC Berkeley)

10:15 - 11:00
Opening Keynote: "The Logos of the New: Medium Specificity and Convergence," Anne Friedberg (Cinematic Arts, USC)

11:00 - 12:00
Visualizing Time and Space:
Photography, digital video, and data design

Andrew Moisey (Film Studies), Brooke Belisle (Rhetoric), Meredith Hoy (Film Studies)
Respondent: Jeffrey Skoller (Film Studies, UC Berkeley)

12:15 - 1:15
Mediated Bodies:
Spectatorship and interaction in cinema, installation, and sexual practices
Ashley White-Stern (Film Studies), Kelly Rafferty (Performance Studies), Kevin Wynter (Film Studies)
Respondent: Jennifer Bean (Cinema Studies, University of Washington)

2:15 - 3:30
Distributed Participation:
Art, architecture, and the live event

Dan Perkel (School of Information), Jennifer Johung (Performance Studies), Claudia Salamanca (Rhetoric), Ryan Shaw (School of Information)
Respondent: Shannon Jackson (Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies, UC Berkeley)

3:45 - 4:45
Materiality of Language:
Orality, literature, and communication

Alenda Chang (Rhetoric), John Lurz (English), Christo Sims (School of Information)
Respondent: Peter Krapp (Visual Studies, UC Irvine)

5:00 - 5:15
Artist's Presentation: "To Watch While Holding Your Breath," Greg Niemeyer (Art Practice, UC Berkeley)

5:15 - 6:00
Closing Keynote: "Disobedient Machines: Autonomy and Animation,"
Scott Bukatman (Art History, Stanford)

Followed by a reception and live music mash-up & art performance at the Berkeley Art Museum RIP.MIX.BURN.BAM.PFA. exhibition, 7-10pm. Taking its cue from the open-source tradition, this exhibit introduces third-party recodings and reworkings of digital pieces in the museum's collection, including Ken Goldberg's Ouija 2000.

Organized by the New Media Working Group. Sponsored by Film Studies, Consortium for the Arts, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Center for New Media, and Berkeley Art Museum.

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