Vilém Flusser’s & Marshall McLuhan’s Theories of Communication Revisited, Conference, Winnipeg

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“Vilém Flusser’s and Marshall McLuhan’s Theories of Communication Revisited”   –  International Conference
May 30- June 01, 2012   –   Cinemateque, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Video Pool Media Arts Centre in collaboration with the University of Manitoba, Department of English, Theatre and Film, organizes: “Vilém Flusser’s and Marshall McLuhan’s Theories of Communication Revisited”. This three-day, International Conference and Exhibition juxtaposes the unique legacies of the phenomenologically-based communication theorist Vilém Flusser, and the media prophet Marshall McLuhan whose play on language and media shaped today’s networked society by coining expressions such as “the medium is the message” and “the global village”. This project also builds off of a past conference ‘Marshall McLuhan Revisited’ organized by Video Pool twenty years ago (see documentation about the project from 1992). The 2012 project incorporates: a major international Conference (with a comprehensive publication), Exhibitions, Screenings and Performance. During this interdisciplinary conference, we will discuss Flusser’s and McLuhan’s ideas from different perspectives and traditions, with an emphasis on the philosophy of media to shed light on the dynamics of new-media today.

Speakers include:

Richard Cavell (Vancouver), Janine Marchessault (Toronto), Philip Pocock (Ottawa), Simone Mahrenholz (Winnipeg),  Arthur I. Miller (London), Darren Wershler (Toronto), Michael Darroch (Windsor), Jonah Corne (Winnipeg), Derrick de Kerckhove (Toronto) , Paul Majkut (California), Mark Dery (Boston), Sean Cubitt (England(UK), Alberto José Luis Carrillo Canán (Puebla, Mexico), Steffi Winkler (Germany), Claudia Becker(Germany), Timothy Druckrey (New York City), Roy Ascott (UK), Andreas Strohl, (Prague) Eugene Thacker (New York City), Dieter Daniels (Leipzig), Paul Levinson (New York City), Peter-Paul Verbeek (Netherlands). Performance by Richard Altman “Ellice Message”. http://tinyurl.com/86rz3n3

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