The urban as emergent key concept for media theory

A new roundtable on ‘The Urban as Emergent Key Concept for Media Theory’ has been published online in Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities and Culture, edited by Scott Rodgers (co-editor of Conditions of Mediation). This roundtable brings together contributions from five scholars (Zlatan Krajina, André Jansson, Myria Georgiou, Giorgia Aiello and Scott Rodgers), all of whom explore the ways in… Continue reading The urban as emergent key concept for media theory

New film by Catalin Brylla: Zanzibar Soccer Dreams

Catalin Brylla – a chapter author in Conditions of Mediation – has co-directed a new feature documentary film with Florence Ayisi (University of South Wales). Zanzibar Soccer Dreams continues where Ayisi’s 2007 documentary Zanzibar Soccer Queens left off, exploring the emergence of women’s football across Zanzibar. It tells the story of how the country’s first… Continue reading New film by Catalin Brylla: Zanzibar Soccer Dreams

Video now available: Conditions of Mediation keynote dialogues

Note: below you will find more specific links, through which you may advance to the remarks of specific speakers At long last, we are pleased to provide an edited video recording of the two keynote symposiums from Conditions of Mediation, an ICA preconference which took place in London on 17 June 2013. The first symposium… Continue reading Video now available: Conditions of Mediation keynote dialogues

Being in the World: a screening and discussion

Next week, on Friday 7 June 2013 Birkbeck’s Centre for Media, Culture and Creative Practice will host a screening and discussion of Being in the World (Tao Ruspoli | USA | 2010 | 81’). Being in the World explores the intimate connections between skilful mastery and the ways in which humans beings find themselves in… Continue reading Being in the World: a screening and discussion

The phenomenological turn in film studies

The programme for Conditions of Mediation – forthcoming in the next few days – will include a very wide range of perspectives on the various connections phenomenological approaches might have to studies of media, technology and communication. If there is an inadvertent gap, however, it would be in the phenomenology of film. Luckily for those… Continue reading The phenomenological turn in film studies

ConMed keynote Graham Harman speaking on architecture at UCL

For those who would like a preview on a somewhat different subject, one of the keynotes for Condition of Mediation, Graham Harman, will be in London this week speaking on the possible implications of his object-oriented philosophy for thinking about art and architecture. The talk will take place on 27 February 2013 from 18:30-20:00 in… Continue reading ConMed keynote Graham Harman speaking on architecture at UCL

Bernard Stiegler: special lecture at Warwick University

Some anticipating our forthcoming conference might be interested to know that French philosopher Bernard Stiegler will be giving a special lecture on Tuesday 29 January 2013 at Warwick University’s Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts. Stiegler will undoubtedly enter in several of the papers and discussions at Condition of Mediation this June.… Continue reading Bernard Stiegler: special lecture at Warwick University

New confirmed keynote: Professor Shaun Moores

We are pleased to confirm a sixth keynote speaker for Conditions of Mediation: Shaun Moores, Professor of Media and Communications in the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland. Professor Moores is a well-known researcher and theorist whose work is situated in the ethnographic tradition of media studies, and… Continue reading New confirmed keynote: Professor Shaun Moores

Related event: Time and temporality, after phenomenology

An event taking place soon may interest those of you reading this event blog: Time and Temporality, After Phenomenology, with Éric Alliez, Catherine Malabou, Peter Osborne (CRMEP) and Jean-Michel Salanskis (University of Paris X). Further details are below: Time and Temporality, After Phenomenology Date: 13 December 2012, 2:00pm to 7:30pm Location: Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton… Continue reading Related event: Time and temporality, after phenomenology

Reminder: the abstract submission deadline is 20 November

A reminder that the abstract submission deadline for Conditions of Mediation is next week, by the end of the day 20 November 2012. See our call for papers for an outline of the preconference aims and objectives. But it is worth rearticulating the final paragraph of the CFP. Though this conference carries the name ‘phenomenology’… Continue reading Reminder: the abstract submission deadline is 20 November