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Next Meeting 11/18 at 2pm in 340 Moffitt (BCNM Commons)

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Please join us for the New Media Working Group's last meeting of the year!  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, 11/18 at 2pm in the BCNM Commons (340 Moffitt).  The topic is "The Computer and its Metaphors," and we will be reading short excerpts of recent books on digital media, software and the interface by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun ("Programed Visions: Software and Memory") and Alexander Galloway ("The Interface Effect").  What does it mean for a computer to be "on" a world, rather than "of" a world, as Galloway puts it?

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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340 Moffitt (BCNM Commons)

Next Meeting TOMORROW 11/4 at 2pm in the BCNM Commons!

We're excited to have Chris Goetz, PhD Candidate in Berkeley's Film & Media department, present his current work, "Nintendo's Fruit Snack Aesthetic," tomorrow 11/4 at 2pm in the BCNM Commons (340 Moffitt)!

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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340 Moffitt (BCNM Commons)

Cyborgs and the Post-Human (10/7)

The topic for this week is Cyborgs and the Post-Human.  We will discuss the increasing interrelationship between human beings and their digital objects.  What challenges does the cyborg pose to humanism?  What happens to the body as we increasingly become ‘post-human’?  How does the cyborg destabilize existing media?

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Fall 2014 Week 1: What is New Media?

Our first discussion will ask a basic question--what is new media?  Attached documents will look at this question from two perspectives.  First, we will briefly look at a formative era in the history of computing, beginning around the second World War.  Then, we will look at a contemporary debate in the academy over the meaning, import, utility and value of "digital humanities."

 

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The Image, Virtuality, and Mediation - discussion led by Nicholaus Gutierrez

Download the readings: D.N. Rodowick, The Virtual Life of Film and Alexander Galloway, The Interface Effect

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 
BCNM Commons, 340 Moffitt Library

Tung-Hui Hu - “The Victorians Built Magnificent Drains”: Waste, Leakage, and the Cloud

Prof. Tung-Hui Hu, University of Michigan Department of English and 

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Date: 
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 
BCNM Commons, 340 Moffitt Library

Tour of the Invention Lab by guest presenter Tim Campbell

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Take a break from writing/grading for a crash course on tech skills and maker culture! Not sure what a 3D printer or 3D scanner look like? Afraid to admit you don't know what "PCB Prototyping" means? Join us in bolstering our tech literacy. No prior experience or reading assignments necessary.

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Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Invention Lab (141 Sutardja Dai Hall)

Für Kenner und Liebhaber 2.0: Modes of expertise in online file-sharing communities

Download the paper to read in advance.

Für Kenner und Liebhaber 2.0: Modes of expertise in online file-sharing communities 

Olga Panteleeva (Music)

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Date: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
BCNM Commons (340 Moffitt Library)

New Media

A group to study the social, political, aesthetic, and philosophical implications of digital media.

The New Media working group invites graduate students and faculty from multiple departments to collaborate around a shared interest in the social, political, aesthetic, and philosophical implications of digital media.

Since the group’s meetings are structured according to the research interests of our diverse members, our intellectual focus is dynamic and interdisciplinary in nature.

This working group is funded by the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

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