The Image of the Network Symposium 10.30am, Tues 16 June 2015 – full blurb

Organised at the Winchester School of Art by Yigit Soncul and Jussi Parikka The Image of the Network is a one day symposium that explores the connection between aesthetics, politics and technology.

New technologies of addressing the involuntary aspects of human cognition open up the topics of both affective design and new modes of preemptive surveillance. The double logic of security and commerce is an effective context in which the contemporary platforms of design and aesthetics are to be understood, at the centre of the so-called control society, as posited by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze.

This agenda opens up issues of surveillance, anticipatory logic of networks and art practices important to this technological infrastructure. The aim of the event is to problematise and initiate a debate on the contemporary politics of embodiment and visuality through such themes of network politics. The topics map the definitions of the image in an age that is characterised by concepts such as contagion, immunity, affect, the involuntary, preemption and premediation.

Location: Rotunda (East Building), Winchester School of Art

Registration: The event is free and open to all, but booking is essential via Eventbrite:

Opening Words by Jussi Parikka and Yigit Soncul
10.40 Tony D. Sampson, (Reader, UEL)
Waking the Somnambulist: The Capture of Affect, Attention and Memory (and Why We Need New Weapons to Stop it)
11.20 Olga Goriunova (Associate Professor, Warwick)
Digital Subjects: On Persons and Singularity in Calculative Infrastructures
12.00 Lunch break
13.30 Jussi Parikka (Professor, WSA)
Networks: Service Economy and Denials of Service
14.00 Yigit Soncul (PhD student, WSA)
Contagious and Immunogenic Images of the Network
14.30 Jane Birkin (PhD student, WSA)
Keeping Time: Archive as Secure Back-up for the Networked Image
15.00 Closing Discussion
Chaired by Prof. Ryan Bishop

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