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Berkeley Film & Media Seminar

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Thu, Jan 30, 2020, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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...

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Thu, Feb 27, 2020, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Dwinelle Hall 142

Speaker: James Hodge

In the 1990s the emergence of the World Wide Web changed the media landscape decisively if uncertainly. In the first decade or so of the 2000s the tectonics of that media landscape again shifted with the rise of always-on computing: the milieu of smartphones, social media, and ubiquitous wireless networks. This second shift may be seen...

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Thu, Mar 12, 2020, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Dwinelle 142 (Nestrick Room)

Speakers: Stephanie Boluk and Patrick LeMieux

Points, scores, tokens, chips, coins, cash, stocks, scrips, after the the US housing bubble and the global financial crisis in 2008 and with the emergence of the gig economy, crypto assets, and platform capital over the last decade, money has gotten weird. Credit card points and frequent flyer miles make a game of measuring and rewarding...

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