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Newsletter 11/12/2007

re:place 2007
The Second International Conference on the Histories of Media, Art, 
Science and Technology

in cooperation with
transmediale - festival for art and digital culture berlin
Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Date: 15-18 November 2007

re:place 2007, the Second International Conference on the Histories of 
Media, Art, Science and Technology, will take place in Berlin from 15 - 
18 November 2007 as a project of Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH in 
cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt. This conference is a sequel 
to 'Refresh!', the first in this series, chaired by Oliver Grau and 
produced by the Database of Virtual Art, Leonardo, and Banff New Media 
Institute, and held at the Banff Center in Canada in September 2005, 
which brought together several hundred artists, scientists, researchers, 
curators and theoreticians of different disciplines.

re:place 2007 will be an international forum for the presentation and 
the discussion of exemplary approaches to the rapport between art, 
media, science and technology. With the title, 're:place', we propose a 
thematic focus on locatedness and the migration of knowledge and 
knowledge production in the interdisciplinary contexts of art, 
historiography, science and technology.

Check http://mediaarthistory.org
for full programme, abstracts and CVs of the conference participants.
Opening Session
15 November, Thursday, 14.00-15.00, Auditorium

Welcome by Gunalan Nadarajan (SG/US), Bernd Scherer/HKW (DE), Andreas 
Broeckmann (DE)

Introductory talk by Oliver Grau (DE/AT): MediaArtHistory - Image 
Science - Digital Humanities
Panel 1: Place Studies: Art/Science/Engineering
15 November, Thursday, 15.00-17.30, Auditorium
moderation: Edward Shanken (US)
Michael Century (CA/US): Encoding motion in the early computer: 
knowledge transfers between studio and laboratory
Stephen Jones (AU): The Confluence of Computing and Fine Arts at the 
University of Sydney, 1968-1975
Eva Moraga (ES): The Computation Center at Madrid University, 1966-1973: 
An example of true interaction between art, science and technology
Robin Oppenheimer (US/CA): Network Forums and Trading Zones: How Two 
Experimental, Collaborative Art and Engineering Subcultures Spawned the 
'9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering' and E.A.T.
Panel 2: Intersections of Media and Biology
15 November, Thursday, 15.00-17.30, Theatersaal
Moderation: Ingeborg Reichle (DE)
Assimina Kaniari (GR/UK): Morphogenesis in Action: D'Arcy Thompson and 
the experimental in Leonardo from LL Whyte to now
Jussi Parikka (FI): Insect Media of the Nineteenth Century
Michele Barker (AU): From Life to Cognition: investigating the role of 
biology and neurology in new media arts practice
Boo Chapple (AU): Sound, Matter, Flesh: A history of crosstalk from 
medicine to contemporary art and biology
Special Lecture Presentation
Timothy Druckrey (US): Cinemedia: Archaeologies of Computation and AI in 
15 November, Thursday, 21.00 at TESLA Media>Art<Lab Berlin
Panel 3: Histories of Abstraction
16 November, Friday, 10.00-12.30, Auditorium
Moderation: Sean Cubitt (UK/AUS)
Laura Marks (CA): Artificial life from classical Islamic art to new 
media art, via 17th-century Holland
Arianna Borrelli (IT/DE): The media perspective in the study of 
scientific abstraction
Amir Alexander (US): Death in Paris: When Mathematics became Art
Paul Thomas (AU): Constructed Infinite Smallness
Panel 4: Comparative Histories of Art Institutions
16 November, Friday, 10.00-12.30, Theatersaal
moderation: Stephen Kovats (DE/CA)
Lioudmila Voropai (RU/DE): Institutionalisation of Media Art in the 
Post-Soviet Space: The Role of Cultural Policy and Socio-economic Factors
Renata Sukaityte (LT): Electronic art in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania: 
the interplay of local, regional and global processes
Christoph Kluetsch (DE): The roots and influences of information 
aesthetics in Germany, Canada, US, Brazil and Japan
Catherine Hamel (CA): Crossing Into The Border ? an intersection of 
vertical and horizontal migration
Panel 5: Place Studies: Media Art Histories
16 November, Friday, 14.30-17.00, Auditorium
Moderation: Andreas Broeckmann (DE)
Daniel Palmer (AU): Media Art and Its Critics in the Australian Context
Ryszard W. Kluszczynski (PL): From Media Art to Techno Culture. 
Reflections on the Transformation of the Avant-Gardes (the Polish case)
Caroline Seck Langill (CA): Corridors of Practice I: Technology and 
Performance Art on the North American Pacific Coast in the 1970s and 
Early 80s
Machiko Kusahara (JP): A Turning Point in Japanese Avant-garde Art: 1964 
- 1970
Panel 6: Media Theory in Cultural Practice
16 November, Friday, 14.30-17.00, Theatersaal
Moderation: Tapio Maekelae (FI)
Kathryn Farley (US): Generative Systems: The Art and Technology of 
Classroom Collaboration
Nils Roeller (DE/CH): Flusser's Individual Academy: Thinking instruments 
in institutional and personal relations
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun (US): The Enduring Ephemeral, or the Future is a Memory
Antony Hudek (US/CH), Antonia Wunderlich (DE): Between Tomorrow and 
Yesterday: charting Les Immatériaux as technoscientific event
Keynote 2:
Siegfried Zielinski (Universitaet der Kuenste, Berlin): On Deep Time 
Relations between Arts, Sciences and Technologies - Questioning the 
Established Concepts of Media
Moderation: Miklos Peternak (HU)
16 November, Friday, 20.00, Auditorium
Panel 7: Interdisciplinary Theory in Practice
17 November, Saturday, 10.00-12.30, Auditorium
Moderation: Sara Diamond (CA)
Christopher Salter (US/CA): Unstable Events: Performative Science, 
Materiality and Machinic Practices
Simone Osthoff (BR/US): Philosophizing in Translation: Vilem Flusser's 
Brazilian Writings
Karl Hansson (SE): Haptic Connections - On Hapticality and the History 
of Visual Media
Janine Marchessault (CA)/ Michael Darroch (CA): Anonymous History as 
Methodology: The Collaborations of Sigfried Giedion, Jaqueline Tyrwhitt, 
and the Explorations Group (1951-53)
Panel 8: Place Studies: Russia / Soviet Union
17 November, Saturday, 10.00-12.30, Theatersaal
Introduction/Moderation: Inke Arns (DE): The Avant-Garde in the Rear 
View Mirror
Olga Goriunova (RU): Vitalist technocratism in the times of materialist 
idealism. On the philosophy of technology by Piotr Engelmeier in pre- 
and early Soviet Russia
Margareta Tillberg (SE/DE): Cybernetics and Arts: The Soviet Group 
Dvizhenie (Movement) 1962-1972
Margarete Voehringer (DE): "Space, not Stones". Nikolai Ladovski's 
Psychotechnical Laboratory for Architecture, Moscow 1926
Irina Aristarkhova (RU/US): Stepanova's 'Laboratory'
Panel 9: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
17 November, Saturday, 14.30-17.00, Auditorium
moderation: Bernd Scherer (DE)
Sheila Petty (CA): African Digital Imaginaries
Cynthia Ward (US): Minding Realities: Geometries of Cultural Cognition
Erkki Huhtamo (FI/US): Intercultural Interfaces: Correcting the 
pro-Western Bias of Media History
Manosh Chowdhury (Bangladesh/JP): Can there be an 'Art History' in the 
South?: Myth of Intertextuality and Subversion in the Age of Media Art
Panel 10: Cybernetic Histories of Artistic Practices
17 November, Saturday, 14.30-17.00, Theatersaal
moderation/introduction: Geoff Cox (UK): Software Art has No History
Christina Dunbar-Hester (US): Listening to Cybernetics: Music, Machines, 
and Nervous Systems, 1950-1980
David Link (DE): Memory for Love Letters. Computer Archaeology of a Very 
Early Program
Brian Reffin Smith (UK/DE): Hijack! How the computer was wasted for art
Kristoffer Gansing (SE): Humans Thinking Like Machines - Incidental 
Media Art in the Swedish Welfare State
Keynote 3:
Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin):
Dreams of a Perfect Medium
17 November, Saturday, 20.00, Auditorium