Schedule
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Graduate Student Workshop
1.00 pm – 5.00 pm

With presentations by Jan Philip Müller (Weimar), Jeffrey Kirkwood (Princeton), Ginger Nolan (Columbia), Aarti Sethi (Columbia), Linda Waack (Weimar), Tyler Whitney (Columbia) and Grant Wythoff (Princeton). graduate students from Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Columbia University, and Princeton University.

Keynote Lecture by Jonathan Crary (Columbia University) Read Abstract.
On the Persistence of Spectacle
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Welcome and Introduction by Stefan Andriopoulos


Friday, March 25, 2011
PANEL I: PAPERWORK AND BOOK HISTORY
10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Moderated by Brian Larkin

The medium of print has often been constructed as a medium of knowledge and Enlightenment. This panel will complicate our idealized accounts of book history by contrasting the history of print with the history of paperwork, filing systems, and bureaucracies.

Adrian Johns (University of Chicago) Read Abstract.
Unpacking the Universal Library:
The Morals of Massive Research Collections, 1810-2010

Barbara Wittmann (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar) Read Abstract. 
Outlines of Species: Paperwork in Contemporary Biology

Respondent: Ben Kafka (New York University) Read Abstract.

PANEL II: THE MAKING AND MARKING OF TIME
1.30 pm – 5.00 pm

Moderated by Nikolaus Wegmann

Media mark their own time and the temporality inherent in media may also shape our written historiographies of media. Yet, at the same time, the measuring and conception of time is in itself subject to history and shaped by the introduction of technical instruments.

Jimena Canales (Harvard University) Read Abstract.
A Tenth of a Second

Mary Ann Doane (Brown University) Read Abstract.
Lost Time: Technologies of the Gap

Lorenz Engell (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)Read Abstract.
On Series

Respondent: Anna McCarthy (New York University) Read Abstract.

Evening Lecture by
Joseph Vogl (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Princeton University) Read Abstract.

Taming Time: Media of Financialization
6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Moderated by Thomas Y. Levin


Saturday, March 26, 2011
PANEL III: MATERIALITIES OF CULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Moderated by Stefan Andriopoulos

In what ways do religions and other cultural processes form part of the a priori that give rise to media? This panel will explore the interaction between technical media and religious imagination by analyzing and contrasting materialities of culture and technology.

Erhard Schüttpelz (Universität Siegen) Read Abstract.
Trance Mediums and New Media in the Long 19th Century:
The Heritage of a European Term

Weihong Bao (Columbia University) Read Abstract.
Sympathetic Vibration: Hypnotism, Wireless Cinema, and the Invention of
Intermedial Spectatorship in 1920s China

Respondent: Marilyn Ivy (Columbia University) Read Abstract.

PANEL IV: HISTORIES OF MATERIAL MEDIA
1.30 pm – 5.00 pm

Moderated by Reinhold Martin

The Archaeology of Media, the cultural history of early cinema, and the historical study of Communications constitute different modes of writing the history of material technologies. This panel will explore the diverging and overlapping methods of these approaches to the question of how we can write the history of media.

Tom Gunning (University of Chicago) Read Abstract.

Time Image and Motion: Materialities of the Moving Image
[Cancelled due to illness]

John Durham Peters (University of Iowa) Read Abstract.
Two Cheers for Technological Determinism

Bernhard Siegert (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar) Read Abstract.
Door Logics, or, The Incarnation of the Symbolic:
From Cultural Technologies to Cybernetic Machines

Respondent: Dorothea von Mücke (Columbia University) Read Abstract.

Final Discussion
5.00 pm – 6.00 pm



 
 
Princton University. Columbia University. IKKM Weimar.


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