This conference/workshop will bring academics and PhD students together to discuss emerging research projects that can shed new light over the socio-political, economic and aesthetic dimensions of ever-changing technically mediated worlds of sound and images.
It intends to cross disciplines and extend the archaeological approach to the examination of pressing ecological issues that involve the production and consumption of media as living processes. In doing so, we aim to examine the systems of relationship formulated around these themes, paying particular attention to the regimes of value that define media objects either as museum artifacts or as rubbish in different global/local contexts (such as Europe and Latin America).
10am - 10.30am - Opening / Report on PhD Workshop
10.30am - 12pm - Panel 1
- Governance of Materials (Sean Cubitt)
- Tracking Trash and Monitoring Environments: Energy Monitors as Digital Media (Jennifer Gabrys)
12pm - 1pm - break
1pm - 2.30pm - Panel 2
- Building Endless War, the WikiLeaks Afghanistan War Archive (Graham Harwood)
- Future Fossils and Deeper Times (Jussi Parikka)
2.30pm - 3pm - break
3pm - 4.30pm - Panel 3
- Aesthetics of Recycling and Actual Precariousness (Gabriel Menotti)
- Art Saves, but Destruction Pays (James Wallbank)
4.30pm - 5pm - Closing remarks
The conference is open to the public and free to attend on a first-come-first-served basis. Full abstracts of the talks can be found on our website.
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