Northwestern University

Thu 3:30 PM

Ordinary Media Research Workshop Symposium: Always-On Formats, Genres, Aesthetics

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When: Thursday, May 18, 2017
3:30 PM - 9:00 PM  

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, Block Cinema, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Contact: Jill Mannor   847.467.3970

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Lectures & Meetings


The Ordinary Media Research Workshop present

Always-On Formats, Genres, Aesthetics

Two days of lectures, performances, screenings, and panels. The symposium starts at 3:30 pm Thursday, 5/18 and runs from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Friday, 5/19.


Thursday, May 18 (at Block Cinema)

3:30 pm: Welcome

4:00 pm: Performance: "LAMENT (the mine has been opened up well)"

Jennifer Scappettone (Chicago)
Judd Morrissey (SAIC)
Abraham Avnisan (SAIC)

5:00 pm: Keynote Lecture: "Porn Fast"

Shaka McGlotten (SUNY Purchase)

7:00 pm: Ordinary Chicago: A Screening of Experimental Videos by Chicago-Area Artists

Nick Briz
Eric Fleischaeur & Jason Lazarus
Erin Hayden
Shawné Michaelain Holloway
Kevin B. Lee
Jodie Mack
Pox Party
Jon Satrom

Friday, May 19 (at Kaplan Humanities Institute, Kresge #2350)

9:30 am: Welcome

10 am: Ordinary Unmaking

Jamal Russell (UCSB), , "From Deformance to Ambience: Tan Lin's Interface Effects and the Procedurality of Digital Signage"

Daniel Creahan (Art Observed), "Caleb Larsen: A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter"  

Sarah Sweeney (Skidmore), "Forgetting Machine or Reimagining Erica"

Moderator: Mashinka Firunts (University of Pennsylvania)

1:00 pm. Ordinary Bodies

Paul Benzon (Skidmore), "Weather Permitting: Shelley Jackson's 'Snow' and the Deep Time of Instagram"

Kris Cohen (Reed), "Raster Politics: Charles Gaines"

Christine Goding (Northwestern), "Pale and Pretty: The Aesthetics and Anxieties of Whiteness on Tumblr"

Moderator: Jim Hodge (Northwestern)

3:00 pm Ordinary Politics

Patrick Jagoda (Chicago), "Videogames and Micropolitics"

Jake Reber (Buffalo), "'The Price is the Point': Notes on Paparutsky's Aesthetic Value Forms"

Channel TWo (Jessica Westbrook & Adam Trowbridge) (Depaul), "Topology of Trespassing; seeing is believing; finding a way out..."

Moderator: Tiziana Terranova (University of Naples L'Orientale & Northwestern)

5:00 pm: Keynote Lecture: "The Asemic in the Moment of Ordinary Media"

Rita Raley (UCSB)

6:00 pm Closing Reception


0rdinary Media is convened by James J. Hodge & Daniel Scott Snelson

The 0rdinary Media symposium is generously supported by The Alumnae of Northwestern University Grants and Academic Enrichment Committees, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, and the
Departments of English and Art History.





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