Two Lectures on Dis/Connection: Conflicts, Activism and Reciprocity, Online and Beyond
- Date: –16:30
- Location: The Humanities Theatre
- Lecturer: Annette Markham (Professor of Information Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark & Affiliate Professor of Digital Ethics in the School of Communication at Loyola University, Chicago) and Adam Fish (cultural anthropologist and senior Lecturer at the Sociology Department at Lancaster University, UK)
- Organiser: The Cultural Matters Group at the Department of Sociology in cooperation with Uppsala Forum
- Contact person: David Redmalm
The Cultural Matters Group at the Department of Sociology, in cooperation with Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice, invites you to two open lectures on the theme of Dis/Connection—digital methodologies, technological societies and online cultures.
Keynote Lecture 1, 13.15-14.45
"Pinging the Self: Echolocation as a Theory of Connection and Disconnection"
With: Annette Markham, Professor of Information Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark and Affiliate Professor of Digital Ethics in the School of Communication at Loyola University, Chicago. Markham studies digital identities, relationships and cultures, and has published extensively on the methodology and ethics of digital research. Among her publications are the groundbreaking Life Online (1998, AltaMira) and Internet Inquiry (2009, Sage) written together with Nancy K. Baym.
Keynote Lecture 2, 15.15-16.30
"Anthropology/Atmosphere/Anthropocene: Drones, Disruptive Justice, and the Disruption of the Earth"
With: Adam Fish, cultural anthropologist and senior Lecturer at the Sociology Department at Lancaster University. His research focuses on the interconnection of media technology and political power, a field he has explored in books, numerous articles, and documentaries. He is the author of the books Technoliberalism and the end of participatory culture in the United States (2017, Palgrave) and After the internet (2017, Polity) with Ramesh Srinivasan. Fish is now working on a book called Hacker States.
During the lectures, artist Mako Ishizuka will paint a window painting on the theme of the lectures. Ishizuka’s work focuses on physical and psychological distances. Her recent exhibitions include Connecting Scapes at Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, and Frictions in the Globalisation at École des Hautes Éudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. For her social projects she was awarded the Project Prize from Fondazione Pistoletto in Italy, and she published the book Collecting Distances with support of Längmanska Kulturfonden in Sweden. (www.makois.com)
The lectures are part of a two-day symposium, 27-28 September 2018, “Dis/Connection: Conflicts, Activism and Reciprocity, Online and Beyond” arranged by the Cultural Matters Group. If you want to participate for the full two days of lectures and paper presentations, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Symposium, including dinner, is free of charge, but the number of participants is limited so act fast.