“SPATIALIZED NETWORKS AND ARTISTIC MOBILIZATIONS: A CRITICAL WORKSHOP ON THOUGHT AND PRACTICE”

SOCIETY FOR THE HUMANITIES AT CORNELL HOSTS INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP:

 

“SPATIALIZED NETWORKS AND ARTISTIC MOBILIZATIONS: A CRITICAL WORKSHOP ON THOUGHT AND PRACTICE”

 

OCTOBER 23-24    A. D. WHITE HOUSE, CORNELL UNIVERSITY

 

In conjunction with the annual research, “Networks/Mobilities,” the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University will be host to an international workshop on “Spatialized Networks and Artistic Mobilizations.”  Organized by Timothy Murray, Director of the Society for the Humanities, the Workshop gathers together international figures in the practice and theory of spatial networks and artistic mobility. This is the first of a series of 2009-10 public events on “Networks/Mobilities,” that will foster discussion of the flows of peoples, materials, images, and ideas across physical and virtual boundaries.  The Workshop opens, Friday, October, 23, at 1:45 in the A. D. White House.

 

Friday, October 23, features plenary presentations by architects Teddy Cruz and Keller Easterling who have fostered international reflection on the role of spatial networks, capital systems, and migration patterns in contemporary globalization.  Teddy Cruz, speaking at 2pm, teaches in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of San Diego where he mixes practice and teaching on housing design for immigrants in a matrix of communal spaces with foci on suburban San Diego and Hudson, New York.   Keller Easterling, speaking at 3pm, teaches in the Architecture Department at Yale University and is Senior Scholar in Residence at the Society for the Humanities.  Her research project, “ExtraStateCraft: Hidden Organisations, Spatial Contagions and Activism,” investigates shared protocols, managerial subroutines and financial instruments as they produce and program physical space in the global market.  At 4:30, Easterling and Cruz will be joined in conversation with Dagmar Richter, Chair of the Department of Architecture.

 

Saturday October, 24, will feature a 9:15 panel with the Cornell graduate student HASTAC Fellows, and presentations at 10:00 by Machiko Kusahara, Department of Media Art, Waseda University, Japan; 11:15 Kevin Hamilton, Department of New Media, University of Illinois; 1:45 Geert Lovink, Department of New Media, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 2:45 Paul Vanouse, Department of Art, University of Buffalo; and a 4:00 panel on Thinking Networked Practice with Timothy Murray, Maria Fernandez, Timothy Campbell, Renate Ferro, and Prita Meier, all participants in the Society for the Humanities Fellows Seminar.

 

For further information, please contact Mary Ahl (mea4@cornell.edu) or Timothy Murray (tcm1@cornell.edu).

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

 

Society for the Humanities

 

Spatialized Networks and Artistic Mobilizations:

 

A Critical Workshop on Thought and Practice.

 

October 23-24

 

A .D. White House

 

 

Friday, October 23

 

1:45  Introduction

Tim Murray, Director, Society for the Humanities

 

2:00

Convener, Milton Curry, Department of Architecture

Teddy Cruz, Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego

“Adaptive Architecture”

 

3:00

Convener, Mary Jacobus, Society for the Humanities /CRASSH, Cambridge University

Keller Easterling, Society for the Humanities / Department of Architecture, Yale

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            “Disposition”

 

4:30-6:00

Conversation: Dagmar Richter, Chair, Department of Architecture withTeddy Cruz and Keller Easterling

 

6:00  Public Reception

 

 

Saturday, October 24

 

9:15  HASTAC Networked

Richard Guy, History of Architecture; Claudia Costa Pederson, History of Art; Seth Perlow, English; Ryan Platt, Theatre Arts

 

10:00

Convener, Brett de Bary, Department of Asian Studies & Comparative Literature

Machiko Kusahara, Department of Media Art, Waseda University, Japan

" Vanishing Borders - Media Art, Design, and Popular Culture in Japan”

 

11:15

Convener, Kevin Ernste, Department of Art

Kevin Hamilton, Department of New Media, University of Illinois

"From Legs to Fingers: Relational Mobilities at the Interface"

 

1:45-2:45

Convener, Phoebe Sengers, Faculty of Information Science and Department of Science and Technology Studies

Geert Lovink, Department of New Media, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

            “Network Cultures”

 

2:45-3:45

Convener, Stephanie Owens, Department of Art

Paul Vanouse, Department of Art, University of Buffalo

“Active Stimulation Feedback Platform”

 

4:00   Thinking Networked Practice: A Discussion

Panelists: Timothy Murray (Chair), Timothy Campbell, Maria Fernandez, Renate Ferro, Prita Meier

 

 

 

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