DCRLectures: Clouds and Collectivities

“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”.

Performing the Digital. Rethinking Performance Studies under technological conditions

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

Open Call for Contributions: “Ecologies of Change”

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

The Centre for Digital Cultures

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

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