[-empyre-] Liquid Blackness, Week III: materiality

Alessandra Raengo araengo at gsu.edu
Mon Apr 18 06:52:02 AEST 2016

Hello all

just a quick introduction of the discussants for the incoming week, which will attempt to focus more directly on issues of materiality. 

I also want to specifically invite Marisa Parham to continue to be in conversation with us, if and when she can, especially given how her work speaks directly to a lot of these issues and can offer an interesting bridge between our discussion of aesthetics and the discussion of materiality we are going to begin shortly.

Here are this week’s discussants:

Cameron Kunzelman

Cameron Kunzelman is a PhD Fellow in New and Emerging Media at Georgia State University who is housed in the Moving Image Studies program. His work centers on new materialism, materialist realism, and the application of those paradigms to videogame studies and new media studies. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Paste Magazine, and Itineration and the games that he has developed are housed at heylookatmygames.com. He tweets @ckunzelman.
Sarah Franzen

Sarah Franzen is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Emory University in the Institute of the Liberal Arts. Her interdisciplinary research integrates theories of visual anthropology, race, and socio-economic development in order to examine community-based rural development, alternative agriculture, and social change. Specifically, she utilizes collaborative filmmaking to explore a network of African American farm cooperatives in the southeastern US, and their efforts to improve the livelihoods of Black farmers and family farmers. Prior to coming to Emory, Franzen received an MA in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester, for which her thesis included an ethnographic film focusing on changing notions of the rural idyll among English sheep farmers. Outside of the academy, Franzen has worked for independent and non-profit film and television organizations and has taught media production for community-based organizations.  
Kenneth Rogers

Kenneth Rogers is Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Research at the School of the Arts, Media, Performance, and Design at York University, Toronto. He the author of The Attention Complex: Media, Archeology, Method (Palgrave Macmillan 2014) and has also published on a range of topics inlcuding alternative video, contemporary media art, crowd sourcing, critical pedagogy, and biopolitics. His current book project, Petromedia: Oil Culture and Media Culture, is an exploration of the historical interdependence of new media technology and finite energy resources through the emerging critical optic of environmental media studies. http://film.ampd.yorku.ca/profile/ken-rogers/



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