Sunday, April 19, 2009

4/23 Knowledge Work and the Information Economy

Our next meeting will give us the opportunity to discuss Alan Liu's The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information (2004), a surprising amalgam of academic and business savvy as applied to technology's influence on knowledge practices and the ever ineffable quality of "coolness."

Discussion Leader: Ryan Shaw

Thursday, April 02, 2009

4/9 Virtualities of Movement

Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, April 9, from 2:30-3:30 pm in the Berkeley Center for New Media Commons (340 Moffit). Note the change in our usual time (a meeting with Electronic Arts is taking place beforehand)... Kris was kind enough to let us overlap the New Media Tea.

We'll be discussing Brian Massumi’s latest book, Parables for the Virtual, where he considers virtuality as it relates to movement. Pay particular attention to “The Bleed: Where Body Meets Image” and Massumi’s description of virtual affect in relation to Ronald Reagan’s account of watching himself move on television.

Discussion leader: Ashley Ferro-Murray, Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

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