April 2007 on -empyre- : TechnoPanic: Terrors and Technologies

Posted by Christina McPhee | Sun Apr 1st 2007 1:37 p.m.

April 2007 on -empyre- soft-skinned space: TechnoPanic: Terrors and


with Horit Herman-Peled (IS), Brooke Singer (US), Paul Vanouse (US),
and Sean Cubit (AU)

moderated by Tim Murray (US) and Renate Ferro (US)

From surveillance and mobile technologies to fears and public
panic, the ambivalent attraction of technologies of terror shifts
registers between post-cold war and post 9-11sensibilities, whether
from international or cross-generational zones of engagement. We
will discuss how panic, paranoia, critical resistance to, and
appropriation of technologies of terror are mediated by the threat
and fear of violence in the interlinked networks of mobile media,
domestic space, and the public sphere.

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Guest biographies:

-------------------------------------------------------->Horit Herman-
Peled (IS) is a media artist, theorist, and feminist activist in Tel
Aviv, who teaches art and digital culture at the Art Institute,
Oranim College, Israel. http://www.horit.com/

-------------------------------------------------------->Brook Singer
US) is a Brooklyn-based digital media artist and arts organizer who
lives in Brooklyn. A member of Preemptive Media, her most recent
collaborations, both as an artist and curator, utilize wireless (Wi-
Fi, mobile phone cameras, RFID) as tools for initiating discussion
and positive system failures. She is Assistant Professor of New
Media at SUNY Purchase. http://www.bsing.net/blog/

------------------------------------------------------->Paul Vanouse
(US) makes data collection devices that include polling and
categorization (for interactive cinema), genetic experiments that
undermine scientific constructions of identity, and temporary
organizations that performatively critique institutionalization and
corporatization. He teaches in the Art Dept. at the University of
Buffalo (SUNY).

-------------------------------------------------------->Sean Cubitt
(AU) teaches media and communications at the University of Melbourne.
Among his numerous books on cinema and new media are EcoMedia, The
Cinema Effect, and Digital Aesthetics. Sean has curated numerous
exhibitions and is Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Book Series for
MIT Press. http://www.mediacomm.unimelb.edu.au/aboutus/staff/sean/


Renate Ferro (US) conceptual artist, visiting Assistant Professor of
Art, Cornell University, and Timothy Murray (US), curator, the Rose
Golden Archive of New Media Art and
Acting Director of the Society for the Humanities, Cornell
University. Their most recent collaboration has involved Renate's
installation "Panic Hits Home" for the The Finger Lakes
Environmental Film Festival in Marchl 2007. (FLEFF) is a one-week
multimedia inter-arts extravaganza that reboots the environment and
sustainability into a larger global conversation, embracing issues
ranging from labor, war, health, disease, music, intellectual
property, fine art, software, remix culture, economics, archives,
AIDS, women's rights, and human rights. This year's festival will
focus on new content streams: Maps and Memes, Metropoli, Panic
Attacks, and Soundscaping. http://fleff2007.blogspot.com

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