Conference: Remote Control

Together with my colleagues Nina Franz and Kathrin Friedrich, I organize the conference:

Remote Control – Scales of Mediated Intervention
International conference, June 29th and 30th 2017
Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung
Sophienstrasse 22a, 10178 Berlin
Central Laboratory (2nd courtyard, 2nd floor)
(Please RSVP online, participation is free of charge)

The two-day conference assembles scholars from different disciplines to discuss the conditions and scales of remote control in contemporary media practice. It covers three perspectives on remotely controlled interventions:

  • The practices of remote intervention as ways of operating „from a distance“, such as the transmission of commands in robotics.
  • The infrastructures of remote intervention as ways of defining the possibilities of action, such as user interfaces, databases or control terminals.
  • The politics of remote intervention as a transformation of the relation between humans and machines, such as the distribution of responsibility in remote warfare.

Read the full concept at:

The program can be downloaded here (PDF).

Jennifer Gabrys (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Timothy Lenoir (University of California, Davis)
Jutta Weber (University of Paderborn)

Antoine Bousquet (Birkbeck, University of London), Matthias Bruhn (HfG Karlsruhe, Humboldt University of Berlin), Katherine Chandler (Georgetown University), Luci Eldridge (Royal College of Art, London), Nina Franz (Humboldt University of Berlin), Carolin Höfler (Cologne University of Applied Sciences), Matteo Pasquinelli (HfG Karlsruhe), Moritz Queisner (Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Humboldt University of Berlin), Isabell Schrickel (Leuphana University), Lucy Suchman (Lancaster University)

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