[Reader-list] Digital Poetics

Ah_Ek Ferrera_Balanquet ektenel at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 16 20:29:13 IST 2004

Digital Poetics and Politics: The work of the local in the age of 

This unique interdisciplinary event aims at bringing media researchers from 
the humanities and social sciences together with digital media artists and 
practitioners to explore the effects of globalization policies and 
technological developments on the politics and poetics of new media uses.  
Through a series of presentations, demonstrations, exhibitions and lectures, 
the institute will address topics such as alternative radio practices, sound 
environments, digital democracy, geographic digital landscapes, web 
information, and copyright.
        Panel discussions and participant lectures will be open to the 
public on Aug 4th through 6th, starting at 9:30am in Chernoff Hall rm.117.  
Participants will present their work in an open forum (a full list of 
participants can be found at http://www.film.queensu.ca/dpp/).  The Keynote 
Lecture, also open to the public, will take place on Friday August 6th at 
7:00 pm in Chernoff Hall rm.117, Susan Buck-Morss, Director of Visual 
Studies at Cornell University and acclaimed author of several books 
including Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and 
West (MIT Press, 2000); The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the 
Arcades Project (MIT Press, 1989) and, most recently, Thinking Past Terror: 
Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left  (2003). Her lecture is entitled 
"Visual Studies and the Global Imagination."
        On Saturday August 7th, starting at 12:30 pm, The Agnes Etherington 
Art Centre will host an afternoon of sound and image works by institute 
participants Max Haiven, Matt Rogalsky and Jacky Sawatzky.  Sawatzky's 
RGB-project involves an interactive, digital mapping of the city of 
Kingston; Rogalsky, an adjunct instructor in the Queen's School of Music, 
presents Ellipsis, a filtering of live broadcast noise and amplification of 
silences; Haiven's Front is a digital audio and visual performance.
        The summer institute is generously supported by the Social Sciences 
and Humanities Research Council of Canada, The Canada Council for the Arts. 
Cosponsors are The Departments of Film and Music at Queen's, The Agnes 
Etherington Art Centre and Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre.
For more information please see the website: http://www.film.queensu.ca/dpp 
or call Paul Hanlon at 613-533-6000 x77018.

--Paul T Hanlon
Digital Poetics and Politics Summer Institute
Assistant Director
0ph2 at qlink.queensu.ca
PHONE:(613) 533-6000 ext.77018
FAX: (613) 533-2063

Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet,MFA
krosrods at cartodigital.org
ektenel at hotmail.com

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