[-empyre-] April on -empyre-: "Tactical Media, Research, and the University"

Timothy Murray tcm1 at cornell.edu
Mon Apr 12 12:30:18 EST 2010

>This month's 3-week April discussion on -empyre-,  "Tactical Media, 
>Research, and the University," is moderated by Renate Ferro (US) 
>(www.renateferro.net) Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Cornell 
>University, and Tim Murray (US) Curator of the Rose Goldsen Archive 
>of New Media Art and Director of the Society for the Humanities, 
>Cornell University.

We are pleased to welcome a number of international friends this week 
who will kick off our discussion of Tactical Media in the wake of the 
investigation of Ricardo Dominguez at the University of California, 
San Diego.  Joining us this week will be Nick Knouf, Arthur Kroker, 
Geert Lovink, Horit Herman Peled, and Rita Raley.

Nick Knouf (US) is a PhD student in Information Science at Cornell 
University in Ithaca,  New York.  His research explores the 
interstitial spaces between information science, critical theory, 
digital art, and science and technology studies.  Ongoing work 
includes MAICgregator; Fluid Nexus; robotic puppetry projects that 
engage with psycho-socio-political imaginaries; and sound works that 
encourage the expression of the unspeakable.

Arthur Kroker (Canada)  is Director of the Pacific Centre for 
Technology and Culture  (PACTAC), Canada Research Chair in 
Technology, Culture and Theory at the University of Victoria, and, 
with Marilouise Kroker,  Editor of CTHEORY.   Kroker's many books 
include The Will to Technology and the Culture of Nihilism, Spasm: 
Virtual Reality, Android Music and Electric Flesh, The Possessed 
Individual: Technology and the French Postmodern, and, with 
Marilouise Kroker, Life in the Wires: the CTHEORY Reader, Digital 
Delirium, and Hacking the Future.

Geert Lovink (Netherlands) is Director of the Institute of Network 
Cultures, Research Professor at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and 
Professor at University of Amsterdam.  He is the founder of Internet 
projects such as nettime and fibreculture and the author of numerous 
books, including Zero Comments: Blogging and Critical Internet 
  The Principle of Notworking, My First Recession: Critical Internet 
Culture in Transition; Uncanny Networks: Dialogues with the Virtual 
Intelligentsia, Dark Fiber: Tracking Critical Internet Culture, and 
with Trebor Scholz, The Art of Free Cooperation.

Horit Herman Peled (Israel)  is an activist/new media artist in 
Israel.  She lives in Tel Aviv and teaches art theory and digital art 
at the Art Institute of Oranim College.  Her online projects and 
critical interventions (http://web.macam.ac.il/~horit_a/horit.htm) 
have been featured the Venice Biennale, CTHEORY Multimedia, Contact 
Zones: The Art of CD-Rom (Paris, Ithaca, Mexico City), as well as 
throughout Israel.

Rita Raley is Director of the Literature.Culture.Media Center, 
Co-director of the Literature and Culture of Information 
specialization and Associate Professor of English at the University 
of California, Santa Barbara.   Her book, Tactical Media, appears in 
the Electronic Mediations series at the University of Minnesota 
Press, and she is working on Global English and the Academy and a 
project on "Reading Code."

We are very pleased to open this important discussion of tactical 
media with such an exciting group of featured guests.  We look 
forward to a lively and spirited exchange on the list.


Renate and Tim

>>>Renate Ferro and Tim Murray
>>>Managing Co-Moderators, -empyre- a soft-skinned-space
>>>Department of Art/ Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
>Cornell University
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