Media@McGill is proud to co-sponsor "Hardwired Temporalities: Technology and the Patterning of Time," a two-day international colloquium, on March 11 and 12, 2016, Thomson House, 3650 McTavish, McGill University. Dr. Kyle Stine, 2014-2015 Media@McGill Postdoctoral Fellow, is one of the organizers, along with Axel Volmar and Professor Jonathan Sterne. It will stage an important encounter between scholars working on the significance of technology and temporality and their ramifications for social relations, stratifications of power, and ways of life.
Keynote speaker: John Durham Peters, A. Craig Baird Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa (March 11, 17:00).
International and interdisciplinary in scope, the symposium brings together a conversation on temporal artifacts and the lived experience of time between researchers working in the fields of communication and media studies, cultural studies, history of science and technology, cinema studies, social science, and computer science. The event will interrogate the ways in which timekeeping technologies, time-management practices, and temporal infrastructures influence and coordinate the movements and labor of people, matter, and signs and how these technologies—from medieval clocks to smartphones and ambient technologies—feed back into temporal orders, systems, and regimes that both shape and transform socioeconomic realities, cultural and artistic practice, and contemporary scholarship on time and media. Creating a conversation between these diverse voices, the symposium aims to reevaluate theories of temporality through fresh case studies and new empirical evidence.
Hardwired Temporalities is free and open to the public.
For conference schedule, presentation abstracts and registration, please visit the website: http://www.hardwiredtemporalities.org
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Sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the McGill Faculty of Arts, the Department of Art History and Communication Studies (AHCS), Media@McGill, the AHCS Speaker Series, the Department of Language, Literature, and Culture, the Department of East Asian Languages, the Postgraduate Students’s Society (PGSS), and the AHCS Graduate Student Association.