There will be a workshop on New Media in China and Taiwan on Saturday, May 7th at the Simpson Center for Humanities, CMU 202.
The workshop outlines the state of the field in research on new media in the Chinese-speaking sphere. We ask how the theories of Lev Manevich, Mark Hansen, Alexander Galloway, and others have shaped research in Chinese new media and how our research may challenge existing paradigms.
Presenters include Weihong Bao (University of California, Berkeley), Shuen-Shing Lee (National Chung Hsing University),Jinying Li (University of Pittsburgh), Xiao Liu (McGill University), and Joshua Neves (Condordia University), and Yomi Braester(University of Washington).
The schedule is as follows:
9:50 Yomi Braester: Opening remarks
10:00 Joshua Neves:
“Videation: Technological Intimacy and the Politics of Global Connection”
Discussant: Yomi Braester
11:05 Jinying Li, University of Pittsburgh:
"Walled Media and Mediating Walls"
Discussant: Xiao Liu
12:05 lunch break
1:05 Yomi Braester, University of Washington:
"The City as Digitized Scroll"
Discussant: Jinying Li
2:10 Xiao Liu, McGill University:
“Politics of the Interface: AI development in 1980s China”
Discussant: Shuen-shing Lee
3:15 Shuen-shing Lee, "New Media for New Subjectivity: The Cyborg Imagination in Wen-Cheng Lee's
Discussant: Joshua Neves
4:20 Open discussion
4:50 Workshop adjourns
The workshop is part of the permanent seminar on Sinophone visual culture sponsored by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. Attendance is free and open to the public. Information about the workshop is available on the Simpson Center site.