“If any collectivity is linked to its technological and political connectivity, the promise of ubiquitous access offered by the cloud demands an examination of this current constellation.” – The final schedule of the DCRLectures is ready. This semester’s topic is “Clouds & Collectivities”.
Symposium from 27.–29.01.2015 with the aim to rethink performativity and performance studies from their techno-history and their technological relevance in order to investigate questions of the body, emotions, atmospheres, perception, acting and presence in digital technological conditions. Which role do the practices of dramaturgy, mis en scene, embodiment and affect have that could be articulated through a techno-historical reconstruction? » more
The second issue of the new open access and open reviewed web journal spheres will reflect upon the theoretical and political terrain in which new “ecologies of change” may be negotiated, specifically with regards to terms such as public spheres, media spheres and atmo-spheres. Contributors are asked to think about current forms of change in terms of an ecological mode of engagement with technologies – in form of written essays and comments, book and conference reviews, or audio and video files. » more
To be experimental and fluid in our approaches and to play with our tools rather than just to utilize them is important to grasp the fascinating complexity of contemporary societies. To investigate digital cultures with scientific research methods means to both be exceedingly precise in analyzing and simulating the fragile mechanisms, infrastructures and protocols that constitute them, and to get our hands dirty. » more
Critical Keywords for the Digital Humanities, an interesting online lexicon for experts and newcomers alike is being compiled by researchers at the Centre for Digital Cultures as part of the Innovation Incubator’s Hybrid Publishing Lab project. At regular intervals emerging and established media theorists, practitioners and researchers will add their informed analyses, critique, new concepts and speculative theory on an interdisciplinary range of topics, themes and keywords in digital humanities. » more