[Humanist] 24.715 events: duration (before and) after media

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Feb 15 07:41:00 CET 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 715.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:56:17 -0800 (PST)
        From: David Cecchetto <davidcec at uvic.ca>
        Subject: CFP: Duration (Before and) After Media
        In-Reply-To: <20110213094433.C4896EC992 at woodward.joyent.us>

Many of you will be interested in the following: 

CFP: Duration (Before and) After Media

In the context of ubiquitous technology, the question of duration has
emerged as a powerful interdisciplinary tool for investigating the
interstices that both separate and sustain medial, technological, cultural,
and artistic practices. Indeed, as claims to a post-media characterization
of our digital landscape collide with deeply disciplined artistic and
intellectual practices, questions of the body, the human, the flesh, the
social, and even time become increasingly difficult to pose (let alone
answer). Thus, duration—a concept with variegated genealogies in Bergson,
Deleuze, Whitehead, and others, as well as in most artistic
disciplines—suggests a point of intervention that avows the multiplicity
of the problem: what happens to duration after media? How might duration
fold together pre- and post-digital practices in ways that differ from
disciplinary histories? How do locative, mobile, and ubiquitous media
practices (artistic or otherwise) mobilize duration, and what might we learn
from these?

We invite paper presentations on these and other questions relating to
duration for a small conference taking place from 10-12 August, 2011 at OCAD
University in Toronto, Canada. Theoretical interventions as well as
practical or case-study models will all be considered. Fewer than 30
presentations will be accepted for this gathering, so emphasis will be
placed on establishing conversations towards the development of an
innovative edited collection on the same topic.

Please email a 250 word abstract and 75 word bio to David Cecchetto at
dcecchetto at faculty.ocad.ca before Friday 22 April. Participants will be
notified of acceptance in early May.

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