Conferences, Core Program

Attentional Modes (Day 1)

Glitched version of Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, Francesco Mazzola, (1523 - 1524). Original image downloaded from Wikimedia.

Friday, April 27, 2018
10:00 am – 4:30 pm

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street

Core Program 2017–18
Becoming Media

Conference 3: Attentional Modes

—a conference organized by Sarah Tindal Kareem, University of California, Los Angeles, and Davide Panagia, University of California, Los Angeles

Despite the absence of a clearly articulated concept of medium, new ways of transmitting thought proliferated in the early modern period, as did reflection on the meaning of these new forms. This series of conferences investigates the objects, practices, and modes of attention associated with these new modes of communication and expression in the early modern and modern periods.

The third conference investigates how given media privilege or encourage particular modes of engagement such as play, immersion, or diffused attention. Participants may approach this problem diachronically or synchronically, whether considering the history of a particular attentional mode or examining the attentional constraints and opportunities afforded by various media forms in a given historical moment.

Parmigianino, 1503–1540
Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
Oil on convex panel, ca. 1524
Kunsthistorisches Museum

Richard Grusin, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
John Guillory, New York University
Orit Halpern, Concordia University
Jonathan Kramnick, Yale University
Emily C. Nacol, University of Toronto
Martin Nitsche, Czech Academy of Sciences
Marisa Parham, Amherst College

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