I wanted to share information regarding an upcoming virtual symposium
titled “Media and/as Infrastructure." It will be taking place on Friday and
Saturday, April 29-30.
You can register for the event using this link.
A description of the symposium, schedule, title of talks, etc. can be found
on our public Twitter site @mediainfra22. I've copied and pasted general
Media scholars are increasingly turning their attention to the study
of infrastructure, bringing with them a multitude of
methodological approaches. Their subjects and concerns cut across numerous
subfields, questioning the communicative capabilities, environmental
impact, and the very ontology of infrastructures that humans rely on. These
concerns illustrate the urgent need to unite concerns of materiality with
questions of form and poetics. Taking ‘media and infrastructure’ and ‘media
as infrastructure’ together, this symposium invites scholars representing a
range of disciplines to put considerations of infrastructural materiality
in dialogue with aesthetics and form
Brian Larkin and Nicole Starosielski
Nadine Chan, Charmaine Chua, Seán Cubitt, Katherine Groo, Lisa Han, Brian
R. Jacobson, Debashree Mukherjee, Rafico Ruiz, Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky,
and Joshua Joshua Harold Wiebe.
If you have any questions, please contact the co-organizers Tanya Goldman (
[log in to unmask]), Joni Hayward Marcum ([log in to unmask]), and Meghan
Romano (@[log in to unmask]).
Tisch School of the Arts
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