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Centre for Cultural Studies

Dr Luciana Parisi

Position held:
Reader/Convenor of PhD Cultural Studies

Phone:
+44 (0)20 7919 7849

Email:
l.parisi (@gold.ac.uk)

Presentations and exhibitions

Invited Presentations

2014

"Mereotopology of Events" a two-day conference The Hydra Project. Morphology, topology, and artifice: cartographical aesthetics and sustainability, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2014

"Automated Cognition and Capital", Seminar Lectures Series on Crowd Dynamics and Financial Markets Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

2013

"Beyond the Horizon: Complex Dynamics in Technical Objects" workshop on Simondon and Digital Culture, Leuphana Centre for Digital Cultures, Lüneburg, Germany.

2013

"Materialism in Computational Architecture" Architectural Symposium Proto/e/co/logics 003 SUPER-SEEDING, Istria-Croatia.

2013

"Abstract Form: Gender and Design" Seminar Series on Gender and Technologies, Institut für Kulturwissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany .

2013

"Digital Automation and Affect" International Symposium The Timing of Affect, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany.

2012

“Algorithmic Matrix and Automated Thought”, New Media Lecture Series, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GERMANY

2012

“Algorithmic Architecture and the Aesthetics of Control”, keynote speaker at The Life of Things Seminar, Center for Humanities and The Center for Women and Society, CUNY, NewYork, U.S.

2012

“Choreography as Computational Governance”, keynote speaker at Expanded Choreography: Situations, Movements, Objects, MACBA, Barcelona, SPAIN

2012

 

“ From Abstract Sex to Contagious Architecture: a challenging interdisciplinary adventure” a three-day intensive seminar on my interdisciplinary approach presented at the Performing Arts Forum, St Erme Outre et Ramecourt, France

2012

“The Speculative Reason of Algorithmic Objects”, keynote speaker at Signal: Noise II, The Showroom Gallery, LONDON

2011

“Algorithmic Architecture and Computational Aesthetics”, keynote speaker at Lost in Space, Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience, UCL and Centre for Evolutionary Computing, UEL, LONDON

2010

 “Soft Thought in Architecture and Choreography”, keynote speaker  (with S. Portanova) at A Billion Gadget Minds: Thinking Widgets, Data and Workflow. Computational Culture Journal conference, The Swedenborg Society, LONDON

2009

“Algorithmic Sex and Evolution”, keynote speaker at The Sexes of Evolution: Continental Philosophy, Feminist Theory, and Evolutionary Theory, The Spiendel Philosophy Conference, Department of Philosophy, University of Memphis, U.S.

2009

“Abstract Spatium: Deleuze and Whitehead via Algorithmic Architecture”, keynote speaker at Connect-Deleuze International Conference, University of Cologne, GERMANY

 

Research interests

Luciana Parisi is Reader and Convenor of the PhD programme in Cultural Studies, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research focuses on philosophy and science to investigate potential conditions for ontological and epistemological change in culture, aesthetic and politics.  Specifically engaging with cybernetics, information theories, computation and evolutionary theories, her work analyses the radical transformations of the body, nature, matter and thought in the context of technocapitalist developments in biotechnologies and computation. In 2004, she published Abstract Sex: Philosophy, Biotechnology and the Mutations of Desire (Continuum Press). She has also written within the field of Media Philosophy and analysed the bionic transformation of the perceptive sensorium triggered by digital media, the advancement of new techno-ecologies of control, and the nanoengineering of matter.  She has published articles on the cybernetic re-wiring of memory and perception in the context of a non-phenomenological critique of computational media vis a vis strategies of branding and marketing. Her interest in interactive media has also led her research to engage more closely with computation, cognition, and algorithmic aesthetic in the context of digital design and architecture. In 2013, she published Contagious Architecture. Computation, Aesthetics and Space  (MIT Press).

Selected publications

Monographs

 

2013

Parisi, L. Contagious Architecture. Computation, Aesthetics and Space. Technologies of Lived Abstraction Series, Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press.

2004

Parisi, L. Abstract Sex. Philosophy, Biotechnology and the Mutations of Desire. London, New York: Continuum.

 

Edited Journal Volume

 

2012

Parisi, L., Lury C. and Terranova T., “Introduction: The Becoming Topological of Culture”, Theory, Culture & Society, Special Issue on Topologies of Culture, vol. 29, pp. 3-35.

 

Chapters in books / edited collections

 

2014

Parisi, L. "Cutting Away from Smooth Space Alfred North Whitehead's Extensive Continuum in Parametric Software", in The Lure of Whitehead, eds. A. Nocek and N. Gaskill, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, chapter 10 (Fall 2014)

2014

Parisi, L. "Affect and Automation" in The Timing of Affect, eds M. L. Angerer, Zurich: diaphanes (in German), Chicago: University of Chicago Press (in English) (Fall 2014).

2014

Parisi, L. and Fazi, M. B. "Do Algorithms have fun?" Fun and Software:Exploring Pleasure, Pain and Paradox in Computing, ed. O. Goriunova, London: Bloomsbury (Summer 2014)

2012

Parisi, L. “Speculation: a Method for the Unattainable” in Inventive Methods. The Happening of the Social, eds. C. Lury and N. Wakeford, pp. 232-244, London: Routledge.

2012

Parisi, L. “Nanoarchitectures: the Arrival of Synthetic Extensions and Thoughts” in Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion: Feelings, Affect and Technological Change, ed. A. Karatzogianni et al., pp. 33-51, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2012

Parisi, L. “Algorithmic Architecture” in Depletion Design: a Glossary of Network Technologies, eds. C. Wiedemann and S. Zehle, pp.7-10, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures.

2012

Parisi L. and Goodman S., “Mnemonic Control” in Beyond Biopolitics: Essays on the Governance of Life and Death, eds. P. Ticineto Clough and C. Willse, pp. 163-176, Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.

2010

Parisi, L. and Goodman, S. “Machines of Memory” in Memory: Histories, Theories, Debates, ed. S. Radstone, pp. 343-363, Fordham University Press.

2009

Parisi, L. “The Adventures of A Sex”, in Deleuze and Queer Theory, eds. C. Nigianni and M. Storr, pp. 72-91, Edinburgh University Press.

2009

Parisi, L. “Technoecologies of Sensation” in Deleuze/Guattari and Ecology,ed. Herzogenrath, pp. 182-199, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2008

Parisi, L. “The Nanoengineering of Desire” in Queering the Non/Human, eds. N. Goffney and M. J. Hird, pp. 283-311, Aldershot: Ashgate.

2008

Parisi, L. “Die Nanogestaltung des Begehrens” in Gender Goes Life. Die Lebenswissenschaften Als Herausforderung Für Die Gender Studies, eds. M.L. Angerer and C. König, pp. 63-92, Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.

2005

Parisi, L. “Virtual Matter in Bioinformatic Capitalism” in Materialität denken. Studien zur technologischen Verkörperung Hybride Artefakte, posthumane Körper. eds. C. Bath et al., pp. 117-140, Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.

 

Articles in Refereed Journals

2012

Parisi, L. “Digital Design and Topological Control”, special issue Life's (Re)Emergences,Theory, Culture & Society, vol. 29, Special Issue, pp.165-192.

2012

Parisi, L. and Portanova S. “Soft Thought in Architecture and Choreography”, Computational Culture. A Journal of Software Studies, n.1, online journal.

2010

Parisi, L. “Event and Evolution”, The Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. 48, pp. 147-164.

2009

Parisi, L. “Symbiotic Architecture: Prehending Digitality”, Theory, Culture & Society, Special Issue on Ubiquitous Media, ed. S. Yoshimi, vol. 26, pp. 346-374.

2009

Parisi, L. “An Archigenesis of Experience”, Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 24, pp. 39-53.

2009

Parisi, L. and Goodman, S. “Extensive Continuum Towards a Rhythmic Anarchitecture”, Inflexions, n. 2, online journal.

2007

Parisi, L. “Biotech: Life by Contagion”, Theory, Culture & Society, vol. 24, pp. 29-52

2005

Parisi, L. and Goodman, S. “The Affect of Nanoterror”, Culture Machine, Special Issue on 'Biopolitics', vol. 6, online journal.

2004

Parisi, L. “Information trading and symbiotic micropolitics”, Social Text, vol. 80, pp. 25-49.

2004

Parisi, L. “For a Schizogenesis of Sexual Difference”, Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 67-93.

2001

Parisi, L. and Terranova, T. “A Matter of Affect: Videogames and the Cybernetic Rewiring of Vision”, Parallax, vol. 7, pp. 122-127.

 

 



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