Cultural Technologies features conversations with scholars, artists and scientists on current topics in media, art, science and technology. It is hosted by Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan, a researcher in media and cultural studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin. For more information visit www.bernardg.com.
Speculative Futures: Steven Shaviro and Alexander Galloway
Download: Cult_Tech_015_Shaviro_Galloway.mp3 It's a speculative accelerated realist bootleg throwdown! This episode features Steven Shaviro and Alexander Galloway discussing their recently published books The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism and Laruelle: Against the Digital.
Tom Gunning on the Moving Image
Download: Cult_Tech_014_Gunning_Moving_Image.mp3 This episode features a bootleg recording of film historian Thomas Gunning delivering the lecture "Inventing the Moving Image (and then Forgetting It)" in June 2010 at the workshop On the Periphery of Cinema: Practices, Materials, Objects organized by Katja Müller-Helle and Alena J.
Petra Loeffler on Distraction
Download: Cult_Tech_013_Loeffler_Distraction.mp3 Cigarettes, cycling, gawking, gandering, and imbibing. These are a few of the forms of distraction or "distributed attention" that Petra Loeffler--a film and media scholar currently teaching media philosophy at Bauahus University -- discusses with us in this episode. Drawing examples from her recent book Distributed Attention: A Media History of Distraction, Dr.
What is Postcinema? Interview with Steven Shaviro (Episode 12)
Download: Cult_Tech_012_Shaviro_What_is_Postcinema.mp3 Film and media theorist Steven Shaviro discusses postcinema, the meaning of the affective turn in the humanities, non-continuity in contemporary film cultures, digital technologies, neoliberalism, the place of politics in the academy, Harmony Korine's SPRING BREAKERS, and the aesthetics of Disney Stars gone bad. This discussion elaborates on Dr. Shaviro's lecture available as episode 11 of the CULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES podcast. ....................
Steven Shaviro on SPRING BREAKERS by Harmony Korine (Episode 11)
Download: Cult_Tech_011_Shaviro_Spring_Breakers.mp3 This episode features film theorist Steven Shaviro's lecture "'Every time I try to Fly': Hamony Korine's Spring Breakers," held on Nov 22, 2013 at the Post-Cinematic Perspectives conference (organized by Dr. Lisa Åkervall and Dr.
DJ Ripley (aka Dr. Larisa Mann) on the Jamaican street dance (Episode 10)
Download: Cult_Tech_010_Ripley_Street_Music.mp3 In this podcast DJ Ripley (aka Dr. Larisa Mann) draws on her experience as a DJ, ethnographer, and student of public policy to examine how the history and present-day cultures of Jamaican street dance challenge familiar conceptions of artistic control and cultural appropriation. Tracing out political, economic, and technological itineraries that traverse US-American and Jamaican music cultures, DJ Ripley offers a genealogy of distinct (and intertwined) remix cultures as they develop at the margins of liberal jurisprudence and outside corporate control.