Day One

13:45 – 14:15  Registration & Welcome

14:15 – 15:30  Panel OneSending Media

Elisa Jochum (University College London), ‘Blowing Media’s Cover: How Mail and Movie Interfaces Work in American Cinema (1939-1955)’

Caroline Bassett (University of Sussex), ‘“Discourse Is Not You” But Was Its Life Yours? An Archaeology of LambdaMOO’

Rebecca Ross (Central Saint Martins), ‘London’s Postcode: Addressing People and Machines’

15:30 – 15:45  Coffee & Tea Break

15:45 – 16:35  Panel TwoSounding Media

Melle Jan Kromhout (University of Cambridge), ‘I Hear a New World: Friedrich Kittler’s Concept of Music in the Age of Technical Media’

Renée Farrar (United States Military Academy), ‘Play it Again: Remediation and Berrigan’s “Telegram to Jack Kerouac”’

16:40 – 17:50  First Plenary Address

Jussi Parikka (Winchester School of Art), ‘Where’s Media Theory? On Labs and Other Situated Practices’

17:50 – 18:50  Drinks Reception


Day Two

10:00 – 11:15  Panel Three(Re)Thinking Media

David Trotter (University of Cambridge), ‘Media Theory before Media Theory: Lightning as Discursive Catalyst in the Human and Natural Sciences, 1880-1930’

Tom Wilkinson (Independent Scholar/Architectural Review), ‘The Intermedial Zone as Site of Radical Knowledge Production’

William J. Buxton (Concordia University), ‘Harold Innis’s History of Communications Manuscript: The Urtext of Media History?’

11:15 – 11:45  Coffee & Tea Break

11:45 – 13:00  Panel FourTesting Media

Ella McPherson (University of Cambridge), ‘The Politics of Social Media Verification’

William Lockett (New York University), ‘From Video Games to Video Art: Meta-gaming 8-bit from the Arcade Laboratory, circa 1983’

Simone Natale (Loughborough University), ‘Unveiling the Biographies of Media: The Case of the Turing Test’

13:05 – 13:50  Lunch

13:50 – 15:00  Second Plenary Address

Bernhard Siegert (Bauhaus Universität Weimar), ‘Narration Time, Switching Time, Given Time’

15:00 – 15:50  Panel Five – Viewing Media

Ruth E. Iskin (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), ‘Modernity’s New Medium: The Illustrated Advertising Poster’

Elizabeth I. Watkins (University of Leeds), ‘Polar Expedition Photography: Historical Specificity and Intermediality of Colour in Public Exhibition’

15:50 – 16:10  Coffee & Tea Break

16:10 – 17:25  Panel SixLocating Media

Steven Connor (University of Cambridge), ‘@: Places of Learning’

Ashley Scarlett (Alberta College of Art and Design), ‘Abandonment, Metaphor for 21st Century Mediation’

Phillip Roberts (University of York), ‘Building Media History from Fragments: Ephemeral Technologies and Material Economies’

17:25 – 17:30  Closing Address


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