Media events, take 2?

Just received the below CFP via email. Maybe I can dust off my media events work for this conference and finally present it. (I guess it would be called “Capacities of the Screen: Deleuzian Media Events.”)

Screenscapes: Past Present Future
University of Sydney
November 29-December 1 2007

The proliferation of screens is a signature feature of modern and contemporary life. Screens located on computer, cinema, television or mobile platforms offer possibilities for entertainment, communication, art, manipulation and surveillance, creating new forms of identity, community, expression and social control. These developments in turn have created a rich and rapidly changing set of research initiatives within and across academic fields. Screenscapes: Past Present Future offers a space for the examination of these and other issues, including the creation of screen communities and identities, the remediation of screen technology into other cultural forms, the history and future of screen technology, aesthetics, audiences, developments in mobile screens, and the use of screens in visual and data surveillance.

Keynotes speakers are Professor Sean Cubitt (University of Melbourne) and Professor David Trotter (Cambridge University). Other confirmed speakers include Professor Peter Kuch (University of Otago) Professor Gerard Goggin (University of New South Wales) and Professor Julian Murphet (University of New South Wales).

We call for abstracts for papers and panels addressing themes related broadly to the past, present and future of screens. The deadline for submission of 250-word abstracts is September 15 2007 (although we welcome earlier proposals). Abstracts submitted before that time will be assessed immediately. The conference papers should be 15-20 minutes long.

All enquiries to Dr Peter Marks
Department of English
University of Sydney
Email: peter (dot) marks (at) arts (dot) usyd (dot) edu (dot) au

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