Now! Visual Culture conference

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 4:30pm to Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 5:45pm

If you guys are around NYC on May 31-June 2, I would encourage you to come to this conference:

It should be a fun event. A lot of interesting scholars will be there including Wendy Chun, Lisa Nakamura, Jennifer Gonzalez, Tara McPherson, and Dean Chan.
Here are the latest program from the committee:

The Conference

**Program subject to final confirmation**

Thursday May 31, 2012

4.30—6:00 pm
Opening 15X5 lightning talks: “What is visual culture now?”

Speakers include: Øyvind Vågnes (U. Bergen, Norway), Maxime Boidy (U. Strasbourg, France), Wendy Hui Kyong Chun (Brown), Marita Sturken (NYU), Beth Coleman (MIT), Jill Casid (U. Wisconsin-Madison), David Darts (NYU), Thomas Tsang (U. Hong Kong), Diana Taylor (Hemispheric Institute, NYU), Amanda du Preez (University of Pretoria), Stephen Monteiro (NYU Paris), Jennifer Gonzalez (University of California, Santa Cruz), Lisa Nakamura (U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Magda Szczesniak (University of Warsaw)

6:00—7:00 pm
Journal of Visual Culture reception

Friday, June 1, 2012

9.30 am  Coffee

10.00—11.30 am
“Debt, Academic Labor and the Crisis of the Knowledge Economy”

Session organized by the University of Rochester Visual and Cultural Studies Program
Convenor: A. Joan Saab (Rochester)
Participants: McKenzie Wark (New School University) and the OWS Student Debt Campaign

11:30 am—1:00 pm
“Workshop on Scalar Multi-Media Authoring Platform”

Session organized by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture.
Convenor: Tara McPherson (USC); Workshop led by Craig Dietrich (USC)

1:00—2:30 pm LUNCH
“General Assembly”
Convened by: International Association for Visual Culture
Food provided!

2:30—4:00 pm
“We the Auteur: An Unmanifesto on Collective Filmmaking with Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and Meerkat Collective
Convenor: Keith Miller (Gallatin)
Films screened/discussed include:
Welcome to Pine Hill (Keith Miller, writer, director, editor)
Good Fortune (Landon Van Soest, Director)
Stages/ Brassland/ Consensus (Meerkat Media Collective)

4:00—5:45 pm
Convenor: Safet Ahmeti (Skopje, Macedonia, chair Visual Culture in the European Union Network)
Participants: Francesca Martinez Tagliavia, University of Paris 3 Sorbonne-Nouvelle; Max Liljefors, Lund University; Maxime Boidy, (Social Science, University of Strasbourg), Kévin Matz (Political Science, University of Strasbourg), Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths College, University of London), Allen Feldman (NYU)

6:00—7:30 pm
“The Practice of Visual Culture”
Workshop participant: Wafaa Bilal, Natalie Jeremijenko, Naeem Mohaiemen (Bangladesh), Trevor Paglen. Session jointly organized by Art/Media, Culture and Communication at NYU.

Reception: NYU Art and Art Professions

Saturday June 2, 2012

9:30 am Coffee

10:00—11.30 am
“Locating the Object in Visual Culture Studies”
Moderator: Raiford Guins (Stony Brook University)
Hazel Clark (Parsons, The New School of Design)
Elizabeth Guffey (Purchase College)
Amy Ogata (Bard Graduate Center)
Jaleen Grove (Stony Brook University)

11:30 am—1:00 pm
“Futures of Visual Culture Publishing”
Session organized by the Journal of Visual Culture
Convenor: Marquard Smith (University of Westminster, UK)
Participants: Mark Little (Head of Ealing School of Art, Design and Media, UK), Gary Hall (Coventry University, Open Humanities Press) Sina Najafi (founding editor of Cabinet), Katherine Behar (web editor of Art Journal), Tara McPherson (USC, Vectors/Scalar)

1:00—2:30 pm LUNCH
Graduate Student Forum: “Food and Visual Culture.”
Convenors: Carlin Wing and Shane Brennan (NYU)

2:30—4:00 pm
“INDAAR: Diasporic Asian Art”
Participants: Paul Pfeiffer (video/multimedia), Patty Chang (performance),
Jason Wing (painting, installation, street art)
Convenors: Dean Chan (U. Wollongong, Australia) and Alexandra Chang (A/P/A Institute, NYU)

4:15—5:45 pm
Giuliana Bruno (Harvard University) and W.J.T. Mitchell (U. Chicago)
keynote ‘listeners’ and talkback


Art installation will include work by Philippe Safire


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Anyone else planning to attend?