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Geert Lovink on Tue, 31 Oct 2006 15:40:01 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> Thinking the Surface: A Cornell Workshop on Screens, Mobilities, Environments in the Global Age

Thinking the Surface
A Workshop on Screens, Mobilities, Environments in the Global Age

 Cornell University, Oct. 27-28, 2006

Convened by Timothy Murray, Mohsen Mostafavi, María Fernández
for The Rose Goldsen Lecture Series, College of Arts and Sciences/ The Dean's Lecture Series, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.

How might the surface and its extension in mobility contribute to the evolving contexts of global networks, political frontiers, architectonic environments, cinematic visions, and lived subjectivities?  In relation to both the cinematic screen and the architectural façade, the surface is both a philosophical construct and an environmental event that challenges its subordination in the binaries depth/surface, structure/appearance, mind/body, nation/frontier. Participants will discuss international developments in art, politics, architecture, philosophy, and new media that expand the energetic event and promising agency of the surface in the global age.

Schedule of Events, free and open to the public

 Friday, October 27, 2006

 Opening Sessions
 Guerlac Room, A. D. White House

 2:00 Introduction by Mohsen Mostafavi and Timothy Murray

2:10-3:00 Cinematic Surfacings
Timothy Murray, Department of Comparative Literature
   "Poiesis and the Surface of New Media"
Lauren Beeley, Department of Romance Studies
    "Surreal Surfaces: Thinking Cinema through Artaud"
Katherine Groo, Department of Comparative Literature
    "Rereading Josephine Baker and the Surface of Ethnographic Film"

3-4:15 Technological Complicities
Chair: Phoebe Sengers, Depts. of Science & Technology Studies, Information Science

Park Doing, Department of Science and Technology Studies
   "Laying on of the Laboratory Hands: Surfaces, Knowledge, Labor"
Natalie Jeremijenko, Department of Art, UC San Diego; NYU Distinguished Global Visiting
   "Interfacing human and nonhuman; re: imagining the interplay; re: calculating the interaction"

Plenary Lecture 4:30  Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall Chair:  Brett de Bary, The Society for the Humanities

Brian Massumi, Department of Communication, University of Montreal
 "The Body Transspatial: On the Art of the Event"

Saturday, October 28, 2006
 Guerlac Room, A. D. White House

9:30  Coffee and Bagels

 10-12    Architectural Surfaces
Chair: Buzz Spector, Department of Art

Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
    "Structuring the Surface"
Paul Andersen and David Salomon, Department of Architecture
    "The New Architecture of Patterns"

 12-1:30    Lunch

 1:30-3:00   The Personal and The Political in Art
Chair:  Renate Ferro, Department of Art

Horit Herman-Peled, Media Artist, Tel Aviv
   "Witnessing in elusive surfaces"
Brooke Singer, Preemptive Media Collective; Dept. of Art SUNY Purchase
   "Upside-down and inside-out: A Reorientation Guide to Emerging and Mobile Technologies"

3:15:4:45  Responsive Architecture
Chair: Timothy Campbell, Department of Romance Studies

Branden Hookway, Department of Architecture
   "Cockpit Console Cubicle"
Marc Böhlen, Media Studies (SUNY Buffalo)
    "Preliminary Notes on a House for the Computer for the 21st Century"

 5:00-5:45  Rethinking the Surface: Workshop Roundtable
Moderators: María Fernández and Timothy Murray

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