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

Sat, Nov 17, 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.

17 November, Saturday, 10-12.30h

Panel 7: Interdisciplinary Theory in Practice

Moderation: Sara Diamond (CA)

Christopher Salter (US/CA): Unstable Events: Performative Science, Materiality and Machinic Practices

Simone Osthoff (BR/US): Philosophizing in Translation: Vilem Flusser's Brazilian Writings

Karl Hansson (SE): Haptic Connections - On Hapticality and the History of Visual Media

Janine Marchessault (CA) / Michael Darroch (CA): Anonymous History as Methodology: The Collaborations of Sigfried Giedion, Jaqueline Tyrwhitt, and the Explorations Group (1951-53)


Panel 8: Place Studies: Russia / Soviet Union

Introduction/Moderation: Inke Arns (DE): The Avant-Garde in the Rear View Mirror

Olga Goriunova (RU): Cultural critique of technology in philosophy of technology and religious philosophy of early XX century

RussiaMargareta Tillberg (SE/DE): Cybernetics and Arts: The Soviet Group Dvizhenie (Movement) 1962-1972

Margarete Voehringer (DE): "Space, not Stones". Nikolai Ladovski's Psychotechnical Laboratory for Architecture, Moscow 1926

Irina Aristarkhova (RU/US): Stepanova's 'Laboratory'


Panel 9: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Moderation: Bernd Scherer (DE)

Sheila Petty (CA): African Digital Imaginaries

Cynthia Ward (US): Minding Realities: Geometries of Cultural Cognition

Erkki Huhtamo (FI/US): Intercultural Interfaces: Correcting the pro-Western Bias of Media History

Manosh Chowdhury (Bangladesh/JP): Can there be an 'Art History' in the South?: Myth of Intertextuality and Subversion in the Age of Media Art


Panel 10: Cybernetic Histories of Artistic Practices

Moderation/introduction: Geoff Cox (UK): Software Art has No History

Christina Dunbar-Hester (US): Listening to Cybernetics: Music, Machines, and Nervous Systems, 1950-1980

David Link (DE): Memory for Love Letters. Computer Archaeology of a Very Early Program

Brian Reffin Smith (UK/DE): Hijack! How the computer was wasted for art

Kristoffer Gansing (SE): Humans Thinking Like Machines - Incidental Media Art in the Swedish Welfare StateGeneral




Keynote 3: Lorrain Daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin): Dreams of a Perfect Medium

more information at: mediaarthistory.org