[-empyre-] All call: subscribers interested in Boredom: Labor, Use and Time
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Mon May 25 09:01:29 AEST 2015
Murat you have assimilated both Simon's and Ana's posts in a way that makes
so much sense though I'm wondering if you would say a bit more about the
negative value of nothingness. How is it possible to give value to
absence? . Perhaps our resident philosophers can chime in here?
This might be a great segue into Week 4. While we say thank you to Simon
Biggs and Ana Valdes,
We welcome Erin Obodiac and Jason Bernagozzi to our final week on Boredom.
Their biographies are below.
Erin Obodiac (US) received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the
California, Irvine and has held teaching and research appointments at UC
University of Leeds, SUNY Albany, and Cornell University. Her writings
residual questions from the deconstructive legacy with emergent discourses
and animality, robotics, and biomedia. She is currently a Mellon
postdoctoral fellow at
Cornell University, teaching a series of Comparative Media seminars and
book called The Transhuman Interface, which repositions critical theory and
deconstruction within the history of cybernetics and machinic life. The
Interface is a result of the research project “Robots at Risk: Transgenic
Corporate Personhood,” which Obodiac began as a Fellow at Cornell’s Society
Humanities. The project and the accompanying book manuscript examine
theories of machinic life and robotics as well as the philosophical
traditions that underpin them. This summer, Obodiac will finish a cinematic
version of her Ph.D. dissertation, Technics and the Sublime.
Jason Bernagozzi (US) is a video, sound and new media artist living and
working in upstate New York and is the co-founder and chair of the board of
directors of the experimental media arts non-profit Signal Culture. His
work has been featured nationally and internationally at venues such as the
European Media Arts Festival in Osnabruk, Germany, the LOOP Video Art
Festival in Barcelona, Spain, the Beyond/In Western NY Biennial in Buffalo,
NY, and the Yan Gerber International Arts Festival in Hebei Province,
China. His work has received several awards including grants from the New
York State Council for the Arts, Wavefarm and the ARTS Council for the
Southern Finger Lakes. He is an Assistant Professor in Digital Media and
Animation at Alfred State College.
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