Tag: Central Saint Martins

So, We Are All [digital] Addicts Now!

Some rather animated images from my talk at Central St Martins last night. This really was an interesting series of talks that made evident a concerning link between addiction and digital capitalism, and explored the potential for resistance from a wide variety of perspectives (philosophy, art and science). A more affirmative, yet critical example of interdisciplinarity interferences than those that simply tick the pervasive neoliberal agendas of impact and productivity. There’s a video on its way too – via the Furtherfield website.

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Technology is the New Magic (Restless Futures)

Attending this event on Friday…

15 May 2015

10:00 to 18:00


Lecture Theatre E002

Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross


Magic and technology are inextricably linked. Technology enchants us. Even more so in its current digital form. We are under a collective spell, or are we? How do we make sense of the omnipresence of digital technologies? What are the design narratives manifest in our constant interaction with digital devices? Technology is the New Magic is a one-day symposium exploring the relationship between magic and technologies and the digital enchantment that permeates contemporary culture.


Jussi Parikka Professor of Technological Culture and Aesthetics. Winchester School of Art – University of Southampton

Stuart Nolan Magician & Technologist

Phil Van Allen Professor of Interaction Design Art Centre Pasadena

Ken Hollings  Writer Lecturer and Broadcaster

Simon Hollington Artist and Curator

Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu Architect and Digital Storyteller

Tickets: General £5, Students £3

Book your tickets through the Platform Theatre box office.

This event is a part of the Restless Futures programme.


10.00 – 10.15 Registration

10.15 – 10.30 Welcome and Introduction  – Betti Marenko

10.30 – 11.15 Jussi Parikka – Professor of Technological Culture and Aesthetics. Winchester School of Art – University of Southampton.

11.15 – 12.00 Phil van Allen – Professor of Interaction Design Art Center Pasadena

12.00 – 12.15 coffee break

12.15 – 13.00 Stuart Nolan – Magician and Technologist

13.00 – 13.15 discussion

13.15 – 14.15 lunch break

14.15 – 15.00 Ken Hollings – Writer, Lecturer and Broadcaster

15.00 – 15.45 Simon Hollington – Artist and Curator

15.45 – 16.00 coffee break

16.00 – 16.45 Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu – Architect and Digital Storyteller

16.45 – 17.15 discussion and conclusion

17.30 – 18.00 Book Launch: Jussi Parikka A Geology of Media Minnesota Press

18.00 – 20.00 Join the speakers for a drink in the Platform Bar