Conferences, Core Program

Practices (Day 1)

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

Date/Time
Friday, February 23, 2018
10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Location
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street

Core Program 2017–18
Becoming Media

Conference 2: Practices

—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 second conference focuses on practices from collage to “commonplacing” associated with particular media. It is especially concerned with exploring the relationship between current practices in the digital humanities and older models of data collection and analysis. The participants’ presentations will illuminate the bi-directional flow between old and new media: the way that delving into early modern media practices from theatrical illusion to dictionary-making can reframe the way we understand our own relationship to our current media landscape, as well as vice versa.

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


Speakers
J. K. Barret, University of Texas at Austin
Frances Ferguson, University of Chicago
Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan, King’s College London
Brad Pasanek, University of Virginia
Jessica Roberson, Ahmanson-Getty Fellow
Sean Silver, University of Michigan
Dennis Yi Tenen, Columbia University
Neal Thomas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Moira Weigel, Harvard University


Friday, February 23, 2018 (Day 1)

9:30 a.m.
Morning Coffee and Registration

10:00 a.m.
Sarah Tindal Kareem and Davide Panagia, University of California, Los Angeles
Opening Remarks

10:15 a.m.
Session 1
Moderator: Anahid Nersessian, University of California, Los Angeles

Frances Ferguson, University of Chicago
“‘Does Anything Matter?’: The News, the Novel, Information”

11:00 a.m.
J.K. Barret, University of Texas at Austin
“Habits of Media”

11:45 a.m. Coffee Break

12:00 p.m.
Brad Pasanek, University of Virginia
“Puzzle Poetry”

12:45 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m.
Session 2
Moderator: Samantha Morse, University of California, Los Angeles

Dennis Yi Tenen, Columbia University
“Fiction Factory: American Formalism and the Automation of Intellectual Labor”

2:45 p.m.
Sean Silver, University of Michigan
“Genesis of the Information Concept”

3:30 p.m. Coffee Break

3:45 p.m.
Neal Thomas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“The Politics and Pragmatics of Semiotic Redundancy”

4:30 p.m. Reception


After booking Day 1 below please remember to also book your spot for Day 2.


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