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

ctheory ctheory at uvic.ca
Tue Apr 13 03:40:41 EST 2010

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>>April 2010 on -empyre- soft-skinned space
>>  "Tactical Media, Research, and the University"
>>Moderated by Renate Ferro (US) and Tim Murray
>>(US) with Arthur Kroker (Canada), Geert Lovink
>>(Netherlands),  Horit Herman Peled (Israel),
>>Nick Knouf (US), Patricia Zimmermann
>>(US/Singapore), Marc Böhlen (US), Claudia Costa
>>Pederson (US), Rita Raley (US),  Sarah Cook (UK)
>>, Kevin Hamilton (US), Yiannis Colakides
>>(Cyprus), Nick DiSalvo (US)
>>What is the relation of  "tactical media" to
>>strategies of "research" and how can we
>>understand the frequent and paradoxical reliance
>>of tactical media on University settings for
>>much of its technical and critical research.
>>The impetus for this discussion is the ongoing
>>investigation of one of -empyre-'s thoughtful
>>and consistent guests, Ricardo Dominguez, who is
>>an Assoc. Prof. of Art at the University of
>>California, San Diego.  Domingues and the
>>students in his lab are being questioned by
>>authorities about the virtual sit-in undertaken
>>by Elecronic Disturbance Theater (EDT) on the
>>day of national protest against cuts at the
>>University of California, and EDT's highly
>>publicized development of the Transborder
>>Immigrant Tool.
>>Our guests  will describe the importance of
>>their own and Ricardo's work, while dwelling on
>>the potentially significant role of the research
>>university in fostering a creative and nurturing
>>environment for open and humane research in new
>>media arts.  How might we appreciate the
>>importance of tactical media and its place in
>>the University research environment that
>>traditionally has been the comfortable home for
>>extensive research in the technologicies of
>>warfare, biological and nuclear agents, and
>>sweeping software and hardware projects in the
>>service of governmantal and corporate
>>surveillance and scanning.
> --
>>>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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