Theory and History of Media

2010-2011: Medium Histories

September 20
Anna McCarthy, New York University
The Citizen Machine
Respondent: Brian Larkin, Barnard College

October 11
Orit Halpern, The New School
The Autonomous Eye: Cybernetics, Neuro-science and Design in the 1950’s
Respondent: Felicity Scott, Columbia University

November 8
Mark B.N. Hansen, Duke University
Speculative Phenomenology (Whitehead and 21st Century Media)
Respondent: Alexander Galloway, New York University

December 6
Reinhold Martin, Columbia University
Diffuse Illumination: The University as a Technical Medium
Respondent: Dorothea von Mücke, Columbia University

January 24
Noam M. Elcott, Columbia University
Black Screens: The Emergence of a Modern Discourse on Darkness
Respondent: Stefan Andriopoulos, Columbia University

February 21
Felicity Scott, Columbia University
DISCOURSE, SEEK, INTERACT
Respondent: Alexander Alberro, Barnard College

March 16
Conference: Media Histories: Epistemology, Materiality, Temporality
Keynote speakers: Jonathan Crary, Joseph Vogl
Speakers: Weihong Bao, Jimena Canales, Mary Ann Doane, Lorenz Engell, Tom Gunning, Adrian Johns, John Durham Peters, Erhard Schüttpelz, Bernhard Siegert, and Barbara Wittmann