Conferences, Core Program

Objects (Day 2)

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

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 am PDT – 12:30 pm PDT

Charles E. Young Research Library, Room 11360
280 Charles E. Young Drive, North

Core Program 2017–18
Becoming Media

Conference 1: Objects

—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.

Our first conference, Objects, approaches the long history of media by way of material culture and the history of technology.

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

Saturday, October 28, 2017

9:30 a.m. Morning Coffee and Registration

10:00 a.m. Session 4
Moderator: Johanna Drucker, University of California, Los Angeles

Paula McDowell, New York University
“The Invention of the Oral”

10:45 a.m. Liam Cole Young, Carleton University
“Towers: On the Vertical Media of Early Modernity”

11:30 a.m. Coffee Break

11:45 a.m. Concluding discussion

12:45 p.m. Program ends

Stefan Andriopoulos, Columbia University
Theo Davis, Northeastern University
Crystal B. Lake, Wright State University
Christina Lupton, University of Warwick
Paula McDowell, New York University
Julie Park, Huntington Library
Matthew Rigilano, Ahmanson-Getty Fellow
Liam Cole Young, Carleton University

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