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[Nettime-bold] @jihui: The Question Concerning Media Technology - A Dialogue: Timothy Druckrey and Mark Stafford

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jihui - Digital Salon
presents A Dialogue: Timothy Druckrey and Mark Stafford

Friday, November 22, 2002 7 PM
@ Parsons Center for New Design
55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
Live Webcast @ starts 7pm EST.

The Question Concerning Media Technology

The history of media theory has been primarily rooted in attempts to
legitimize the potential of surfaces and effects as signifiers of the
'radical' possibilities of representation. This privileging of form, or,
in the 'media arts,' the implementation of form as effect, creates
vexing problems that differentiate between communication and expression.

This 'difference' emerges time-and-again in the development of 'theories' of
interactivity and so-called '' Because of the intricate reciprocity
evident in an 'art of exchanges,' a theory of media cannot adequately frame
issues without a rethinking of representation in terms of its transformed
function, its shifting relationship with visibility, its probing of the
'immaterial,' its reformulation of reception (and cognition), its
understanding of the 'mechanization of the world picture,' or its
conceptualization of a philosophy rather than a theory of communication.

This dialogue will pose the issue in discursive form and on examples of
works that rupture or disrupt the flow of effects...

Timothy Druckrey is a curator, writer, and editor living in New York
City. He lectures internationally about the social impact of electronic
media, the transformation of representation, and communication in
interactive and networked environments. He co-organized the
international symposium Ideologies of Technology at the Dia Center of
the Arts and co-edited the book Culture on the Brink: Ideologies of
Technology (Bay Press). He curated the exhibition Iterations: The New
Image at the International Center of Photography and edited the book by
the same name published by MIT Press. He edited Electronic Culture:
Technology and Visual Representation and is Series Editor for Electronic
Culture: History, Theory, Practice  published by the MIT Press that
includes Ars Electronica: Facing the Future, net_condition: art and
global media, Dark Fiber (by Geert Lovink), and Future Cinema: the
Cinematic Imaginary after Film (edited by Jeffrey Shaw and Peter Weibel)
and The Un-archaeology of the Media (by Siegfreid Zielinski) both

Mark Stafford is a psychoanalyst and a member of Apres-Coup Psychoanalytic
Association. His recent research work has focused on the relationship
between aesthetic practice and the subjective experience of the boundaries
of the human body. He is particularly interested in the relation between
media production and the ideological implications of science. Mark Stafford
teaches at MFA Design and Technology program at Parsons School of Design. He
also lectures at the School of Visual Arts.


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interested people to send ideas for discussion/performance/etc.
jihui is where your voice is heard and your vision shared. jihui is
by Digital Design Department and Center for New
Design @ Parsons School of Design
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