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Gary Hall on Thu, 21 Apr 2011 23:00:08 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime-ann> Media and the Senses: conference and exhibition at Goldsmiths, 5-6 May 2011


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MEDIA AND THE SENSES
Two-day interdisciplinary and interdepartmental conference at Goldsmiths, University of London, to celebrate the launch of the New Academic Building (NAB)

Thursday 5 May 2011, 10.00 to 5.30
+ 6pm exhibition and installation opening reception
Friday 6 May 2011, 9.30 to 5.30

Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, NAB

THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

The conference brings together recent debates about the changing nature and definition of the senses, as well as artistic interventions that explore this change.

Specially invited speakers:
- Michael Bull (editor, Senses and Society)
- Sissel Tolaas (Scent Research Lab, Berlin)
- Martyn Ware (Illustrious, ex-Heaven 17)
- lain McGilchrist (psychiatrist, author of The Master and His Emissary)
- Vesna Petresin Roberts and Lauren-Paul Robert (Rubedo)

Also features presentations, installations and a week-long exhibition from Goldsmiths research students and staff, including: Les Back, Lisa Blackman, Jonathan Freeman, Christopher Hauke, Julian Henriques, Janis Jefferies, Nirmal Puvvar, Gareth Stanton, Bev Skeggs, Joanna Zylinska.

Organised by the Department of Media and Communications, with support from Computing, Sociology, Anthropology, Music, the Centre for Cultural Studies and the Graduate School.

Media and the Senses is the first event in the Goldsmiths Graduate Festival.

Website and poster:
http://www.gold.ac.uk/media-communications/calendar/?id=4336

How to get to Goldsmiths:
http://www.gold.ac.uk/find-us/

THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Media and the Senses, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th May 2011
All sessions take place in NAB LG01 and LG02 unless otherwise stated

THURSDAY 5th May
10.00-10.15: Introduction and welcome
10.15-11.00: Les Back, ‘Trust Your Senses? War, Memory and the Racist Nervous System’
11.30-1.00: Rubedo, Lisa Blackman, Paola Crespi
1.00-2.00: Lunch (not provided)
2.00-3.30: Parallel panel sessions
Panel 1: Carol McGillivray, ‘Running Backwards: what the retrotropic reveals about perception’ Eleonor Ratcliffe and Jonathan Freeman, ‘Fascinating views and sounds: their relationship to attention restoration’ Gareth Stanton, The Sensuous Anthropologist contemplates his own demise: reflecting again on Paul Stoller and the anthropology of the senses’ Panel 2: Zlatan Krajina, ‘Negotiated Encounters with Urban Screens: the “sense of place” in a technologically mediated city’
Claude St Arroman, title tbc
Rachel Jones, ‘Lumino-city: the role of light in the perception of urban temporality’ 4.00-6.00: Bev Skeggs and Helen Wood, ‘The Performance of the Sensual Spectacle: Affect and Emotional Labour on Reality TV’
Chris Hauke, ‘The Double: making sense of what you see’
Eleanor Dare, ‘Lost Memories and Embodied Traces’
Marina Peluffo, ‘Commercial Communication and the Senses’
6.00-7.00: Exhibition and installation opening reception (NAB gallery space)
Exhibiting artists: Brock Craft, Eleanor Dare, Julian Henriques et al., David Kendall, Kyoung Kim, Carol MacGillivray, Cláudia Martinho; Nina Wakeford, Michael Guggenheim & Britt Hatzius, Joanna Zylinska

FRIDAY 6th May
9.30-10.00: Arrival and coffee
10.00-11.00: Iain McGilchrist
11.30-1.00: Michael Bull, title tbc & Alex Rhys Taylor, ‘Sensory Paradoxes’
1.00-2.00: Lunch (not provided)
2.00-3.40: Parallel panel sessions
Panel 1: Janis Jefferies, title tbc
Isobel Harbison, ‘Plasmaticness: the moving skin of the moving image’
Gabriel Menotti, ‘Blind Optics’
Panel 2: Nirmal Puwar, Noise of the Past
4.00-5.30: Sissel Tolas and Martyn Ware
Julian Henriques, ‘The Circle of Sound’
5.30-6.00: Closing plenary followed by drinks

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Gary Hall
Research Professor of Media and Performing Arts
School of Art and Design, Coventry University
Co-editor of Culture Machine
http://www.culturemachine.net
Co-founder of the Open Humanities Press
http://www.openhumanitiespress.org
Website http://www.garyhall.info

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