• Lecture “Mud, Media, and the Metropolis” by Shannon Mattern, May 13, 3-5pm

    Lecture “Mud, Media, and the Metropolis” by Shannon Mattern, May 13, 3-5pm

    The ASCA Cities project invites you to a lecture entitled “Mud, Media, and the Metropolis” by Shannon Mattern. This talk – part of a larger project that explores the longue durée, the deep time, of urban mediation – examines the aggregated histories of city-building, mud-molding and mark-making. For millennia mud and…

  • Master Class on “Infrastructural Tourism” with Shannon Mattern, May 13, 10-12

    Master Class on “Infrastructural Tourism” with Shannon Mattern, May 13, 10-12

    We invite you to a master class with Shannon Mattern on “Infrastructural Tourism.” This master class explores various pedagogical strategies, representational techniques, and modeling methods that have been employed to promote “infrastructural intelligence.” The master class further considers what epistemologies, ontologies, ethics, affects, and politics are embedded in those approaches.…

  • Leonie Schmidt receives Rubicon grant

    Leonie Schmidt receives Rubicon grant

    Our colleague Leonie Schmidt has received a NWO Rubicon grant for her research project “Pop Preachers and Counter-terror Culture: Contesting Terrorism through Social Media and Popular Culture in Indonesia.” With the Rubicon grant Leonie will conduct research for two years at the Centre for Media Studies (SOAS) at the University…

  • Sound Studies Reading Group, Nov 26, 4-6pm

    Sound Studies Reading Group, Nov 26, 4-6pm

    The next meeting of our Sound Studies reading group is on November 26 from 4-6pm. We will meet at Turfdraagsterpad 9, room 1.14. This time we will read the first two chapters of Jonathan Sterne’s MP3: The Meaning of a Format. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012, pp. 1-60. As always,…

  • Cross-Media Research Seminar, Oct 30, 3-6pm

    Cross-Media Research Seminar, Oct 30, 3-6pm

    The next meeting of our Cross-Media Research Seminar takes place on Friday, October 30, at 3pm in the Potgieter room at the UB Singel. These are the texts we will be discussing: Chamayou, Grégoire. A Theory of the Drone. New York: The New Press, 2015, pp. 83-124. (I’ve attached the entire book. Is…

  • Sound Studies Reading Group, Nov 5, 3-5pm

    Sound Studies Reading Group, Nov 5, 3-5pm

    The next meeting of our Sound Studies reading group is on November 5 from 3-5pm. We will meet at Turfdraagsterpad 9, room 1.14. This time we will discuss deafness and voicelessness in the context of sound studies. Our readings are: Rangan, Pooja. “In Defense of Voicelessness: The Matter of the…

  • Reading group “New Directions in Sound Studies”, Sep 10, 4-6pm

    Reading group “New Directions in Sound Studies”, Sep 10, 4-6pm

    Our colleagues Carolyn Birdsall and Toni Pape are starting a new reading group. The reading group “New Directions in Sound Studies” offers interested researchers and students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with current discussions in the field of sound studies. We invite everyone with a curious mind and a sense for…

  • Interview with Christoph Lindner on James Bond casting

    Interview with Christoph Lindner on James Bond casting

    Our colleague Christoph Lindner was recently in interview with the CBC about the controversy around the casting of the next 007: Anthony Horowitz, the writer behind the continuing Bond novel franchise, recently described actor Idris Elba as “too street” to play James Bond and later apologised for it. The controversial…

  • New book “Facing Forward: Art and Theory from a Future Perspective” co-edited by Christoph Lindner

    New book “Facing Forward: Art and Theory from a Future Perspective” co-edited by Christoph Lindner

    New book from The University of Chicago Press, 2015. Contemporary visual culture has been dominated by futuristic utopian and dystopian ideas that reflect a longing for a seamless interface between the virtual and real, as well as a desire for a release from the constraints of space and time. Constructed…

  • Talk by Glyn Davis: “Bike Boy and Warhol’s Sexploitation Cycle”, June 2, 3-5pm

    Talk by Glyn Davis: “Bike Boy and Warhol’s Sexploitation Cycle”, June 2, 3-5pm

    You are invited to a talk by Glyn Davis, entitled “Bike Boy and Warhol’s Sexploitation Cycle.” It will take place on June 2nd at 3pm at UvA’s Department of Media Studies (Turfdraagsterpad, room 0.04). In 1967, in an attempt at commercial success, Andy Warhol made five ‘sexploitation’ films including The Loves of…