[Humanist] 31.110 events: coding as cultural technique

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Sat Jun 17 07:23:30 CEST 2017


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 110.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:45:22 +0000
        From: Richard Staley <raws1 at cam.ac.uk>
        Subject: Twentieth Century Think Tank special event on Thurs. 6 July: Bernhard Siegert on "Coding as Cultural Technique: On the Emergence of the Digital from Writing AC"


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Twentieth Century Think Tank are pleased to announce a special out-of-term seminar:

On Thursday 6 July 2017

Prof Dr Bernhard Siegert (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)

will speak on

Coding as Cultural Technique: On the Emergence of the Digital from Writing AC

Prof Siegert will give background information and a short summary, followed by open discussion of his recent paper, which relates the ontology of the digital, commonly associated with the Macy Conferences of the 1950s, to the work of Oliver Heaviside; please contact Richard Staley at raws1 at cam.ac.uk<mailto:raws1 at cam.ac.uk> for a copy of the paper.

The Think Tank will meet at

1-2pm
Seminar Room 1
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Free School Lane
Cambridge
CB2 3RH

All are welcome!

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Please note the occasion for Prof Siegert’s visit:

The Literature/Technology/Media research group is hosting a two-week visit to Cambridge by Professor Bernhard Siegert, Director of the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM) at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Professor Siegert is a world-leading historian and theorist of media whose work has redefined the scope and direction of media studies. His most recent book is Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real (2015). The main event during his visit will be a lecture based on the theory of 'cultural techniques', of which he is the primary international exponent.

EPISTEMOLOGIES OF DISRUPTION: SELF-REFERENCES OF THE MEDIUM IN GERMAN RADIO HISTORY

Thursday, June 29th. Faculty of English, 9 West Road, GR06/07, 5-6.30.
Followed by a reception.

All welcome.

Supported by the DAAD-University of Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office (FFO)

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Richard  Staley
HPS dept





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