2007, Thu, Nov 15


The Second International Conference on the Histories of Media, Art, Science and Technology

re:place 2007

re:place 2007

re:place 2007 is an international forum for the presentation and the discussion of exemplary approaches to the rapport between art, media, science and technology. With the title, 're:place', we propose a thematic focus on locatedness and the migration of knowledge and knowledge production in the interdisciplinary contexts of art, historiography, science and technology. re:place 2007 is a project of Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt. This conference is a sequel to 'Refresh!', the first in this series, chaired by Oliver Grau and produced by the Database of Virtual Art, Leonardo, and Banff New Media Institute, and held at the Banff Center in Canada in September 2005, which brought together several hundred artists, scientists, researchers, curators and theoreticians of different disciplines.

Opening Session

15 November, Thursday, 14-15 h

Welcome by Gunalan Nadarajan (SG/US), Bernd Scherer/HKW (DE)

Introductory talk by Oliver Grau (DE/AT): MediaArtHistory - Image Science - Digital Humanities

Practical introduction to the conference: Andreas Broeckmann (DE)

15-17.30 h

Panel 1: Place Studies: Art/Science/Engineering

Moderation: Edward Shanken (US)

Michael Century (CA/US): Encoding motion in the early computer: knowledge transfers between studio and laboratory

Stephen Jones (AU): The Confluence of Computing and Fine Arts at the University of Sydney, 1968-1975

Eva Moraga (ES): The Computation Center at Madrid University, 1966-1973: An example of true interaction between art, science and technology

Robin Oppenheimer (US/CA): Network Forums and Trading Zones: How Two Experimental, Collaborative Art and Engineering Subcultures Spawned the '9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering' and E.A.T.

15-17.30 h

Panel 2: Intersections of Media and Biology

Assimina Kaniari (GR/UK): Morphogenesis in Action: D'Arcy Thompson and the experimental in Leonardo from LL Whyte to now

Jussi Parikka (FI): Insect Media of the Nineteenth Century

Michele Barker (AU): From Life to Cognition: investigating the role of biology and neurology in new media arts practice

Boo Chapple (AU): Sound, Matter, Flesh: A history of crosstalk from medicine to contemporary art and biology

18.30h at Helmholtz-Zentrum, Humboldt University and 21h at TESLA Media>Art<Lab Berlin

Keynote 1/Helmholtz Lecture (speaker t.b.c.)

Special Lecture Presentation

Timothy Druckrey (US): Cinemedia - Visions of Computation in Cinema

more information at: mediaarthistory.org