Call for Papers and Presentations for NYU Symposium: Deadline April 1, 2014.

Call for Papers and Presentations

Lines and Nodes: Media, Aesthetics and Infrastructure
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New York University



This one-day symposium will bring together artists and scholars to examine the mediated and aesthetic dimensions of extraction and infrastructure. In the last decade, we have seen an explosion of artistic and scholarly interest in resource extraction, its cultural geographies, and the infrastructures that support it. We convene this symposium to interrogate the relationships between the representations of such dynamics and those larger forces which they condense: globalization, transmission, digitization, territorialization, labor migration, displacement, sustainability, security.

We aim to facilitate an idea-exchange between scholars and media artists whose practices critically assess the function, meaning and representation of lines, nodes and grids which undergird the energy, resource and information-dependent global economy, from oil pipelines to mining pits, and from undersea fiber optic cables to digital archives. What are the juridical, economic, bio-political and aesthetic dimensions of this accelerating age of extraction and consumption? How are these connections materialized in mediated works?

Scholars from a range of disciplines are invited, including: Media Studies, Architecture and Design and Geography. We also solicit media makers whose work operates in documentary, experimental and art contexts. The symposium’s keynote presenter will be Swiss filmmaker/researcher Ursula Biemann, who has for the past twenty years produced a respected body of essay films which interrogate global relations under the impact of the accelerated mobility of people, resources and information.

Please send a 200 word abstract to [email protected] by April 1, 2014. Buy
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Sukhdev Sandhu, Associate Professor of English, Social and Cultural
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Nicole Starosielski, Assistant Professor, Department of Media,
Culture, and Communication, New York University