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Elisabeth Baumann-Meurer on Mon, 13 Oct 2008 19:40:59 +0200 (CEST)


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FORCE  OF  METADATA

Symposium, Saturday, November 29th 2008, 9.30 am ? 18.30 pm
Goldsmiths Media Research Centre and Centre for Cultural Studies, London

Speakers:
Bernard Stiegler (Pompidou, Paris): The Alternative of Metadata: Automated
Voluntary Servitude or Economy of Contribution
Götz Bachmann (Goldsmiths): The Power of Metadata Time
Yuk Hui (Goldsmiths): The Production of Networks and the Networks of
Production
Kuan Foo (Bocconi): Innovation, Metadata and Firm Growth
Harry Halpin (Edinburgh): Metadata and the Dialectics of Post-humanism
Stanza (Artist, London): The Emergent City
Lev Manovich (UC San Diego): Title to be announced.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Artist, Montreal): Antimonuments and Subsculptures

Metadata rules the web. Its power goes beyond merely ordering
descriptions of data. Metadata administers access, pre-decides
preferences, enables surveillance, automates transtextuality, and
shapes our experience. As metadata management becomes more and more
effective and ubiquitous, it is time to ask: Are we witnessing the
birth of a new regime of attention, of media control and media
power? What are its chances, constraints and power relations? How
does a social imaginary operate with the means and within the limits
of metadata management? Can metadata acquire the power to generate
content? Is it, indeed, productive itself?

Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths, University of London
Saturday, November 29th 2008, 9.30 am ? 18.30 pm, followed by a drinks
reception

Access is free. To attend this event, please email Elisabeth
Baumann-Meurer <e.baumann-meurer {AT} gold.ac.uk>


-- 
Elisabeth Baumann-Meurer
Research Associate/Administrator
Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre: Spaces, Connections, Control
Department of Media and Communications
Goldsmiths College
University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW
tel: +44 (0)20 7919 7893
E mail: e.baumann-meurer {AT} gold.ac.uk





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