[-empyre-] Welcome to Week 2 on empyre: Convergence: Expanding Time-based Media

Renate Ferro rtf9 at cornell.edu
Sat Oct 12 10:19:21 EST 2013

Welcome to Week two:  Convergence, Expanding Time-based Media

We would like to thank Youngmin Kim for not only participating in this past
week's discussion on -empyre soft-skinned space but also for inviting us to
participate in the Busan International Film Festival Conference.  During
Week 2 Alex Taek-Gwang will join us on -empyre.  Alex also participated in
the BiFF conference as a respondent. Alex lives in Seoul, Korea as does
Youngmin but he tells us that he was originally from the beautiful city of
Busan.  Yesterday in Busan the sun finally broke through the typhoon clouds
and Tim and I were lucky enough to stroll along the beach first thing in
the morning. Most of our last two days in Busan  has been spent watching
superb international cinema from Iran, Palestine, India, Korea, and Japan.
 We are looking forward to teasing out the affects that technology and new
media have had, both the conceptually and formally on the moving image.
Welcome Alex.  Below is Alex's biography.

Alex Taek-Gwang Lee (KR) Iiz a cultural critic and associate professor in
Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea. He obtained an MA in philosophy
from University of Warwick and PhD in Cultural Theory from University of
Sheffield. He writes on fine art, popular culture, continental philosophy,
psychoanalysis, politics and contributes to various journals as well as
newspapers. His research interests are mainly philosophy, Asian cinema,
Lacanian psychoanalysis, politics and popular culture. He regularly appears
on radio and TV shows for debating political and cultural issues. His
publications include Theory After Althusserianism, Futurism, The Obscene
Fantasy of Korean Culture, Nationalism as a Sublime Object, Deleuze as
aTheatre of Philosophy, This Is What Is Called Cultural Criticism, The
Impressionists, Framing a Witch, etc. He is an editorial member of the
English Language and Literature Journal , the Theory and Criticism
Journal,tThe Literature and Cinema Journal and of the Gwangju Biennale
Journal NOON. He organized The Idea of Communism Conference in Seoul with
Alain Badiou and Slavoj Zizek.

Renate Ferro
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art,
(contracted since 2004)
Cornell University
Department of Art, Tjaden Hall Office:  306
Ithaca, NY  14853
Email:   <rferro at cornell.edu <rtf9 at cornell.edu>>
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