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Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Zoom webinar

Speakers: Stephanie Boluk and Patrick LeMieux

Click Here to Register 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...

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Thu, Sep 10, 2015, 1:00 am to 3:00 am

142 Dwinelle Hall

Kelly Sears

Filmmaker and Animator Kelly Sears in person to present an evening of award winning experimental animation films. Kelly Sears is an experimental animator who cuts up and collages imagery from American culture and politics to intervene with the history embedded in the frame. Working with appropriated images ranging from thrift store cast-offs to archival material, she uses...

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Fri, Nov 21, 2014, 1:00 am

142 Dwinelle Hall

Karen Beckman

Karen Beckman, Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of the History of Art, Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania November 20th, 5:00 pm 142 Dwinelle ...

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Thu, Nov 21, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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....

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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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Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

188 Dwinelle

Bradford Nordeen

In 1983, German documentary enfant terrible Rosa Von Praunheim trained his lens on the trans and gender defying Americans who ruled the nightlife scene in Berlin as cultural émigrés. Scripting the loosest of narratives around their wily New Wave performances, City of Lost Souls follows Angie Stardust, who runs the boarding house and adjacent restaurant, "Burger Queen," where her lodgers earn...

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Fri, Oct 06, 2017, 2:30 am

142 Dwinelle Hall

Julie Andem is a Norwegian screenwriter, director, and television producer. She is best known as the creator, screenwriter, director, and showrunner for the acclaimed young adult internet/television series SKAM.   Mark Sandberg is Professor and Chair of Film & Media and Professor of Scandinavian. His research has centered on pre-cinematic visual culture, silent film history, Scandinavian cinema, serial...

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Fri, May 08, 2015, 2:30 am to Sat, May 16, 2015, 12:30 am

142 Dwinelle Hall

The professional cinema fraternity, Delta Kappa Alpha, will be hosting a showcase for the student works of Silvia Turchin’s 186 Documentary production course. We would like to invite all of you to support the work being produced by our very own students and peers!  186 Showcase: Friday, May 15 5:00 Reception                     ...

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 1:00 am to 3:00 am

470 Stephens Hall

In January 1951, R.S. Hunt—a British technical editor and former chemist without any university degree or diploma—sent a manuscript titled “Two Kinds of Work” to the mathematician Norbert Wiener, who did not read it. Hunt’s manuscript promises to “put metaphysics within the scope of physics.” And it claims to do so by making “such quantities as...

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