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The Ontology of Media Operations, or, Where is the Technics in Cultural Techniques?

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017. 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Roble Lounge 102
Workshop: 
Digital Aesthetics: Critical Approaches to Computational Culture
Meeting Description: 

Mark Hansen will discuss work from his forthcoming book.  Please contact Jeff Nagy (jsnagy@stanford.edu) for the pre-circulated reading. Dr. Hansen is the James B. Duke Professor of Literature at Duke University, and is one of the leading figures in contemporary media philosophy. His many books include Feed-Forward: On the Future of 21st Century Media (Chicago, 2014) and Bodies in Code: Interfaces with New Media (Routledge, 2006). 

To quote Hansen himself: 
"My recent work has focused on the experiential significance of the revolution in computation that has transformed the architecture of knowledge in academe and in culture more broadly. As I understand it, the computational revolution is altering the infrastructure of our lifeworld profoundly and thereby changing what it means to be human and also what is involved in practicing the humanities today. I believe that the humanities must embrace technology and that humanists must enter full-scale into the informatics revolution by, for example, contesting the meaning and value of information and rethinking what it means to be human in a realtime, digitally-networked, global world in which we often cognize in concert with intelligent machines."
 

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