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Medea Talks | September 24 | Sign up now!
Existential media studies: Towards ‘co-existers’ in shared terrains of digital-human vulnerability and automation
With Amanda Lagerkvist, researcher in existential media studies and associate professor at Uppsala University.
Would you rather starve next week when the economy crashes, or in 50 years when the ecosystem collapses? In this Medea Vox episode, scholars Patrick McCurdy and Temi Odumosu discuss the graphic novel The Beast: Making a Living on a Dying Planet, which has been described as a unique combination of scholarly research and creative writing with the comics medium.
Medea Talks | October 30
With Moncell Durden, dance educator, choreographer, ethnographer, and Assistant Professor of Practice at USC’s Glorya Kaufman International School of Dance.
Medea Talks | Nathan Larson | Video
With musician, film score composer and author Nathan Larson. In this talk, Nathan Larson will propose a new approach to making use of sound/music as a therapeutic tool for personal and communal growth.
Medea Talks | Kate Wright | Video
Which stories are told about Africa, and by whom? Welcome to a Medea Talks lecture with Kate Wright who will talk about the relationship between NGOs and traditional news media.
Medea Talks | Silvana Bahia | Video
With Silvana Bahia, coordinator of PretaLab – a collective initiative that mobilizes Afro-Brazilian and Native-Brazilian women to engage with and develop technology against social inequalities and racism.
There’s an uncritical belief in what algorithms are capable of. We need to critically study the algorithmically processed data streams that make up the foundation of AI.
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With David Nye, author of The Environmental Humanities and professor emeritus at the University of Southern Denmark.
Lecture | Pelle Ehn
What has it meant to be a collective designer during the last 100 years?
The participatory design/co-design community has increasingly been interested in notions of commons and commoning. This article by Anna Seravalli explores “urban commoning” based on two cases: a makerspace and a waste-handling service in Malmö, Sweden. How do you create urban commons that are sustainable in the long run?
Medea Talks | Daniela Rosner
With Daniela Rosner, author of Critical Fabulations and assistant professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington
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With Nick Montfort, poet and professor of digital media at MIT
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With Marwa Dabaieh, architect and researcher at the department of Urban Studies, Malmö University.
Medea Talks | Video
With Joanna Zylinska, artist, curator and Professor of New Media at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Participants of the New Human symposium were invited to reflect on what it’s like to be human in the Anthropocene epoch. This is the result:
Sverre Raffnsøe further develops the talk given by him at the symposium, outlining the contours of the epoch of the Anthropocene as well as discussing the challenges this epoch presents for the arts.
Susan Kozel explores the relationships between the body, memory practices, and materiality.
Martin Farran-Lee contributes with this six-image series about a world that is getting progressively harder to understand.
Niclas N. Hundahl argues that engineers need to team up with philosophers and cultural scholars to program the algorithms.
Viktoria Kalonaityte: “I am no one’s future. Certainly not yours.”
Medea Talks | December 7
With Patrik Svensson, visiting Professor of Digital Humanities at UCLA, and former Director of HUMlab at Umeå University.
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With Ann Light, Professor of Design and Creative Technology
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With Harry Giles, Writer and Poet
“If we don’t want the political visions to be dominated by populist dreams or outdated economical-political models, we need to articulate and debate alternative futures. This is what the Collaborative Future Making network sets out to do, through co-design and participatory processes.”
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With Kirsten Ostherr, Medical Futures Lab
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With Marju Lauristin, on “EU Data Protection Policy in the Digital Environment”
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