[Reader-list] ANN re:place 2007 conference, Berlin, 15-18 November 2007

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re:place 2007

The Second International Conference on the Histories of Media, Art,
Science and Technology

Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Date: 15-18 November 2007

Information: http://tamtam.mi2.hr/replace 

An interdisciplinary forum of over 70 researchers 
and artists from all over the world, re:place 
2007 presents multiple historical relations 
between art, science and technology. The title 
're:place' refers to the sites and the migration 
of artistic and knowledge production. This theme 
is highlighted during the panel discussions and 
poster sessions, particularly in the 'Place 
Studies' stream which looks at specific 
historical instances and settings. Special 
attention will be given to alternatives to the 
'Western' historical paradigms through 
presentations about art-science relations in the 
former Soviet Union, Africa, and Latin America. 
The conference includes general forum discussions 
on interdisciplinary research strategies, as well 
as keynote lectures by Lorraine Daston and 
Siegfried Zielinski.

replace 2007 is a project of Kulturprojekte 
Berlin GmbH in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen 
der Welt, Berlin. Funded by 
Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin. Conference 
partners include Leonardo, Database of Virtual 
Art at Danube University Krems' Center for Image 
Science, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute 
Media.Art.Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum für 
Kulturtechnik at Humboldt Universität Berlin, 
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, and others. 
Supported by Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin - 
CzechPoint and Schwedische Botschaft Berlin.

Conference chairs: Andreas Broeckmann (D), Gunalan Nadarajan (SG/USA)


Conference ticket (3 days): EUR 50 (full) / EUR 20 (concessions)
Day ticket: EUR 25 (full) / EUR 10 (concessions)

Contact and information: 
replace at mikro.in-berlin.de, 


PRAGUE / art - science - media - theory / BERLIN
8-18 NOVEMBER 2007

Three major conference events on art, science and 
media theory will take place in Prague and Berlin 
this November. Visit the MutaMorphosis conference 
(8-11 Nov.) and bring yourself up to date with 
contemporary art in extreme envirnments at the 
border between art and science. Take part in a 
Prague symposium about the exceptional media 
theorist, Vilem Flusser (12-13 Nov.). And then 
make the short journey to Berlin, where the 
re:place 2007 conference (15-18 Nov.) will 
feature outstanding interdisciplinary research 
and debates about the histories of media, art, 
science, and technology.

http://mutamorphosis.org / 
http://www.goethe.de/prag / 

Flyer download (1.9 MB) for this series at: 


Programme re:place 2007

check http://tamtam.mi2.hr/replace for updates

*** 13 / 14 / 15 November, pre-conference 
workshops and events (to be announced)

****** Thursday 15 November **********************************

*** Opening Session
15 November, Thursday, 14.00-15.00, Auditorium

Welcome by Andreas Broeckmann (DE), Gunalan 
Nadarajan (SG/US), Bernd Scherer/HKW (DE)

Introductory talk by Oliver Grau (DE/AT): 
MediaArtHistory - Image Science - Digital 

*** Panel 1: Place Studies: Art/Science/Engineering
15 November, Thursday, 15.00-17.30, Auditorium

Michael Century (CA/US), Encoding motion in the early computer:
knowledge transfers between studio and laboratory

Stephen Jones (AU): The Confluence of Computing and Fine Arts at the
University of Sydney, 1968-1975

Eva Moraga (ES): The Computation Center at Madrid University,
1966-1973: An example of true interaction between art, science and

Robin Oppenheimer (US/CA): Network Forums and Trading Zones: How Two
Experimental, Collaborative Art and Engineering Subcultures Spawned
the "9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering" and E.A.T.

*** Panel 2: Intersections of Media and Biology
15 November, Thursday, 15.00-17.30, Theatersaal

Assimina Kaniari (GR/UK), Morphogenesis in Action: D'Arcy Thompson
and the experimental in Leonardo from LL Whyte to now

Jussi Parikka (FI): Insect Media of the Nineteenth Century

Michele Barker (AU): From Life to Cognition: investigating the role
of biology and neurology in new media arts practice

Boo Chapple (AU): Sound, Matter, Flesh: A history of crosstalk from
medicine to contemporary art and biology

*** Keynote 1/Helmholtz Lecture (speaker t.b.c.)
15 November, Thursday, 18.30 at Helmholtz-Zentrum, Humboldt University

*** Special Lecture Presentation
Timothy Druckrey (US): Cinemedia - Visions of Computation in Cinema
15 November, Thursday, 21.00 at TESLA Media>Art<Lab Berlin

****** Friday 16 November **********************************

*** Panel 3: Histories of Abstraction
16 November, Friday, 10.00-12.30, Auditorium

Laura Marks (CA): Artificial life from classical Islamic art to new
media art, via 17th-century Holland

Arianna Borrelli (IT/DE): The media perspective in the study of
scientific abstraction

Amir Alexander (US): Death in Paris: When Mathematics became Art

Paul Thomas (AU): Constructed infinite smallness

*** Panel 4: Comparative Histories of Art Institutions
16 November, Friday, 10.00-12.30, Theatersaal

moderation: Stephen Kovats (DE/CA)

Lioudmila Voropai (RU/DE): Institutionalisation of Media Art in the
Post-Soviet Space: The Role of Cultural Policy and Socio-economic

Renata Sukaityte (LT): Electronic art in Estonia, Latvia and
Lithuania: the interplay of local, regional and global processes

Christoph Klütsch (DE): The roots and influences of information
aesthetics in Germany, Canada, US, Brazil and Japan

Catherine Hamel (CA): Crossing Into The Border - an intersection of
vertical and horizontal migration

*** Panel 5: Place Studies: Media Art Histories
16 November, Friday, 14.30-17.00, Auditorium

Daniel Palmer (AU): Media Art and Its Critics in the Australian Context

Ryszard W. Kluszczynski (PL): From Media Art to Techno Culture.
Reflections on the Transformation of the Avant-Gardes (the Polish

Caroline Seck Langill (CA): Corridors of Practice I: Technology and
Performance Art on the North American Pacific Coast in the 1970s and
Early 80s

Machiko Kusahara (JP): A Turning Point in Japanese Avant-garde Art: 1964 -

*** Panel 6: Media Theory in Cultural Practice
16 November, Friday, 14.30-17.00, Theatersaal

Kathryn Farley (US): Generative Systems: The Art and Technology of
Classroom Collaboration

Nils Röller (DE/CH): Flusser's Individual Academy: Thinking
instruments in institutional and personal relations

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun (US): The Enduring Ephemeral, or the Future is a Memory

Antony Hudek (US/CH), Antonia Wunderlich (DE): Between Tomorrow and
Yesterday: charting Les Immatériaux as technoscientific event

*** General Discussion
16 November, Friday, 17.30-18.30, Auditorium

*** Keynote 2: Siegfried Zielinski (DE)
16 November, Friday, 20.00, Auditorium

****** Saturday 17 November **********************************

*** Panel 7: Interdisciplinary Theory in Practice
17 November, Saturday, 10.00-12.30, Auditorium

moderation: Sara Diamond (CA)

Christopher Salter (US/CA): Unstable Events: Performative Science,
Materiality and Machinic Practices

Simone Osthoff (BR/US): Philosophizing in Translation: Vilem
Flusser's Brazilian Writings

Karl Hansson (SE): Haptic Connections - On Hapticality and the
History of Visual Media

Janine Marchessault (CA)/ Michael Darroch (CA): Anonymous History as
Methodology: The Collaborations of Sigfried Giedion, Jaqueline
Tyrwhitt, and the Explorations Group (1951-53)

*** Panel 8: Place Studies: Russia / Soviet Union
17 November, Saturday, 10.00-12.30, Theatersaal

Introduction/Moderation: Inke Arns (DE): The Avant-Garde in the Rear
View Mirror

Olga Goriunova (RU): Cultural critique of technology in philosophy of
technology and religious philosophy of early XX century Russia

Margareta Tillberg (SE/DE): Cybernetics and Arts: The Soviet Group
Dvizhenie (Movement) 1962-1972

Margarete Voehringer (DE): 'Space, not Stones' Nikolai Ladovski's
Psychotechnical Laboratory for Architecture, Moscow 1926 (t.b.c.)

Irina Aristarkhova (RU/US): Stepanova's 'Laboratory'

*** Panel 9: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
17 November, Saturday, 14.30-17.00, Auditorium

moderation: Bernd Scherer (DE)

Sheila Petty (CA): African Digital Imaginaries

Cynthia Ward (US): Minding Realities: Geometries of Cultural Cognition

Erkki Huhtamo (FI/US): Intercultural Interfaces: Correcting the
pro-Western Bias of Media History

Manosh Chowdhury (Bangladesh/JP): Can there be an 'Art History' in
the South?: Myth of Intertextuality and Subversion in the Age of
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*** Panel 10: Cybernetic Histories of Artistic Practices
17 November, Saturday, 14.30-17.00, Theatersaal

moderation/introduction: Geoff Cox (UK): Software Art has No History

Christina Dunbar-Hester (US): Listening to Cybernetics: Music,
Machines, and Nervous Systems, 1950-1980

David Link (DE): Memory for Love Letters. Computer Archaeology of a
Very Early Program

Brian Reffin Smith (UK/DE): Hijack! How the computer was wasted for art

Kristoffer Gansing (SE): Humans Thinking Like Machines - Incidental
Media Art in the Swedish Welfare State

*** General Discussion
17 November, Friday, 17.30-18.30, Auditorium

*** Keynote 2: Lorrain Daston (US/DE)
17 November, Saturday, 20.00, Auditorium

****** Sunday 18 November **********************************

Presentation of Results of the LBI Workshop on Documentation and Metadata
with Dieter Daniels a.o.
18 November, Sunday, 10.00, Conference Hall 1

Forum on Cyber-Feminism
with Faith Wilding, Irina Aristarkhova, a.o.
18 November, Sunday, 10.00

Forum Discussion: Connecting Music(ology) and Media Art
Statements by Dr. Joseph Cohen (Collège de 
Philosophie, Paris) and Dr. Rolf Grossmann 
(Applied Cultural Studies/Aesthetics, Leuphana 
University Lüneburg). Discussants include Dr. 
Werner Jauk (University of Graz) and Dr. Paul 
Modler (Design University Karlsruhe). Moderation 
by Joyce Shintani (Design University Karlsruhe).
18 November, Sunday, 10.00, Conference Hall 3

Feedback Session and planning for re: conference follow-up in 2009
18 November, Sunday, 12.00, Auditorium

****** POSTERS **********************************

(poster exhibition plus short lunchtime presentations)

Su Ballard (NZ): 'Real Time': early encounters with immersive
installation in Aotearoa New Zealand

Clarisse Bardiot (FR): The Artists and Engineers of 9 Evenings:
Theatre and Engineering, New York, 1966

Ross Bochnek (US): When Clinical Neuropsychology Met Time-Based Art

Wayne Clements (UK): The Descent of New Media: Art, Warfare and
Cambridge Cybernetics

Lenka Dolanova (CZ): What They Were Cooking in There: Cooks, Their
Kitchen and the Taste of Fresh Video

Ernest Edmonds (UK/AU) Human and robot behaviour: art meets AI

Francis Arsene Fogue Kuate (Cameroon): The contribution of technical
centres to the development of Media Art in Africa: A case study of
the Audiovisual Professional Training Centre of Ekounou (Yaounde)

Francesca Franco (IT/UK): New Media Art and an Institutional Crisis
in the History of the Venice Biennale, 1968

Darko Fritz (HR/NL): Vladimir Bonacic: Dynamic Objects (1968-1971) -
computer-generated works made in Zagreb within New Tendencies art
network (1961-1973)

Yara Guasque (BR), Sandra Albuquerque Reis Fachinello (BR), Silvia
Guadagnini (BR): Skipping stages. From constructivism in architecture
and in poetry to the digital media: searching for parameters to
understand the emerging media and the formation of a specialized
audience in Brazil

Rosana Horio Monteiro (BR): Art and Science Playing on the Margins.
On the discovery of photography in the 19th century Brazil

Karen Ingham (UK): A Ticket to The Theatre of The Dead

Maude Ligier (FR): How cybernetics entered the world of art? The case
of Nicolas Schöffer

David McConville (US): Cosmological Cinema: Pedagogy, Propaganda, and
Perturbation in Early Dome Theaters

Vytautas Michelkevicius (LT): (Post)photography and Media Art:
Rethinking Institutionalization and Public Curatorship in Lithuania

Simon Mills (UK): framed: interviews with new media writers and artists

Angela Ndalianis (AU), Lisa Beaven (AU), Saige Walton (AU):
Technologies of Wonder - a Pansemiotic Approach

Ariane Noel de Tilly (CA): The different 'versions' of John Massey's
As the Hammer Strikes (A Partial Illustration)

Ryan Pierson (US): Thinking Space: Mediating IBM's Deep Blue in the
History of Computers

Markku Reunanen (FI): Observations on the Adoption of Science in a

Nina Samuel (DE/CH): Re-Reading Fractals: Towards an Archeology of
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Roberto Simanowski (DE/US): The Art of Mapping Data: Statistics,
Naturalism, and Transformation

Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss (AT/FI): Paul Otlet's impact on visual
knowledge building in current developments of Web 2.0

Melanie Swalwell (NZ): Early Digital Games Production in New Zealand

Carolyn Tennant (US), Kathy High (US): The Experimental Television Center

Claudia X. Valdes (CL/US), Phillip Thurtle (US): From Spiderman to
Alba: transgenics in a post-nuclear world

Simon Werrett (US): The Festive Formation of the City: The Art and
Science of Urban Space in the late Soviet Union


Wendy Jo Coones, M.Ed.
Department for Image Science 
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