The Berkeley Film & Media Seminar Presents: SEBASTIAN FRANKLIN “DIGITAILY, RACIAL CAPITALISM, AND THE INFORMATICS OF VALUE”
Dwinelle Hall 142
Speaker: Sebastian Franklin
This talk examines the racial-capitalist foundations of digital notions of information, communication, and self-regulation. Drawing on published and archival media-historical material, Franklin will argue that the complex of value and dispossession constitutes an informatic mechanism whose logical and material foundations shape the twentieth-century development of digital devices, ways of seeing, and modes of organization. Seb Franklin is...
The Berkeley Film & Media Seminar Presents: WARREN SACK “A HISTORY OF THE DEMO AND A FUTURE FOR THE ESSAY”
Dwinelle 142 (Nestrick Room)
Speaker: Warren Sack
In a chapter on rhetoric in his recently published book, The Software Arts (MIT Press, 2019) he recounts a history of demonstration. Aristotle tells us that the strongest rhetoric is closely tied to logical demonstration. The history of the “demo” starts in ancient Greece, when definitive demonstration was a matter of deduction as practiced in geometry. In the 17th c....
Dwinelle Hall 142 (Nestrick Room)
Speaker: Priya Jaikumar
The space of a screen image has traditionally dominated conversations about cinematic space, because it is the most visually spectacular of its spaces. With the intent to dislodge the centrality, though not the significance, of cinema’s visual space, in my book Where Histories Reside I follow commercial, art and nontheatrical films shot on location in India by...