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Technics Improvised in Global Media Art – Timothy Murray, Cornell University


Wednesday, January 11, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Technics Improvised in Global Media Art - Timothy Murray

Timothy Murray explores how global media art resists and rewires the political and economic structures that govern technology. In dialogue with his most recent book, Technics Improvised: Activating Touch in Global Media Art, he explores the intersections of philosophies of touch and technology in dialogue with historical and contemporary practices of tactical media. In view of the combined risks of digital sovereignty and the Anthropocene, he will discuss how a wide range of critical texts, from Verena Andermatt Conley to Gilles Deleuze, and Jean-Luc Nancy can combine creatively with medial performances by artists such as Mendi and Keith Obadike, Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho, and the Karrabing Film Collective. He will discuss how artistic and theoretical practice can combine around fiction and epistemology to reactivate the thought and politics of techné.

Tim Murray - Cornell UniversityTimothy Murray is Director of the Cornell Council for the Arts, Professor of Comparative Literature and Literature of English, and Curator of the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art and the Cornell Biennial. His publications include Technics Improvised: Activating Touch in Global Media Art (Minnesota, 2022), Medium Philosophicum: Thinking Art Electronically (Murcia, 2021, in Spanish), Zonas de Contacto: el arte en CD-Rom (Centro de la Imagen, 1999), Drama Trauma: Specters of Race and Sexuality in Performance, Video, Art (Routledge, 1997), Like a Film: Ideological Fantasy on Screen, Camera, and Canvas (Routledge, 1993), Xu Bing’s Background Story and his Oeuvre (Mandarin), co-edited with Yang Shin-Yi (Beijing: Life Bookstore Publishing, 2016).

In addition, Professor Renate Ferro will also be joining us for this event. She will be available for individual consultations with faculty and graduate students during the day of the event and in the days prior. For more information see: https://aap.cornell.edu/people/renate-ferro


Wednesday, January 11, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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