[spectre] transmediale.11 BODY:RESPONSE conference

Markus Huber mh at transmediale.de
Mon Jan 24 20:24:35 CET 2011

Dear Spectres,

please join the upcoming BODY:REPONSE conference of transmediale.11
taking place from Thur, *3 Feb to Sun 6 Feb 2011* in the Haus der 
Kulturen der Welt (www.hkw.de).

With amazing speaker such as/
/Franco "Bifo" Berardi, Beatriz Preciado, Maurizio Lazzarato, Judith 
Revel, Roberto Esposito, Mark Hansen, Marie-Luise Angerer,
Dieter Daniels, Tim Etchells, Philip Auslander, Eric Kluitenberg, Adrian 
Heathfiled, Mushon Zer-Aviv,
Heath Bunting, Derrick de Kerckhove, Ursula Endlicher, Garnet Hertz, 
Jordan Crandall, Nancy Mauro-Flude,
Franca Formenti, Stefanie Wuschitz, Carolyn Guertin, Salvatore Iaconesi, 
Jürgen Neumann, Tapio Mäkelä/*

  testing presence and digital liveness, discussing biomedia, exploring 
life in excess and the psychopathology of the digital age, and more

"We are intertwined with all of humanity, and the whole of humanity with 
us," predicted Marshall McLuhan almost fifty years ago. Today, thanks to 
the different forms of real-time media and networks, we can be anywhere 
at once. This hyper-presence has become a central aspect of our social 
practice. To be here, now, and to be online at the same time, changes 
our understanding of physicality and presence as individuals and as part 
of a community. What effect does this hybrid, transformative condition 
of digital liveness have on the concepts of body, identity and 
personality in our society?

BODY:RESPONSE explores the (post-)human conditions of aggregation in the 
relation between body and technology discussing specific biopolitical 
and bio-economical trends affecting the (post-)human body and it's 
relation to the world. The central question for the conference 
BODY:RESPONSE is: How can we understand this process of hybridization 
and disintegration of body- and identity configurations triggered by the 
hyper-immediacy and ubiquity of social networks? What kind of 
psycho-economical and biopolitical power relations and effects are 
coming along with this shifting moment of the (post-)human? And how can 
we respond to them?

*Keynote: Digital Liveness -- Realtime, Desire and Sociability*
/with Philip Auslander (us), Eric Kluitenberg (nl), Mushon Zer Aviv (il)
moderated by Drew Hemment (uk)/

*Keynote: Testing Presence: The Unfolding Exchange*
/Participants: Tim Etchells (uk), Adrian Heathfield (uk)
Moderation: Clara Völker (de)/

*Keynote: Life at Work: Bioeconomy and the Crisis of Cognitive Capitalism*
/with Maurizio Lazzarato (it), Franco Berardi (it)
moderated by Matteo Pasquinelli (it)/

*Keynote: Delimination of Life - Affective Bodies and Biomedia*
/with Marie-Luise Angerer (at/de), Mark Hansen (us)
moderated by Jens Hauser (fr/de)/

*Focus discussion: Social ID *
/with: Derrick de Kerckhove (ca), Ursula Endlicher (at), Heath Bunting 
(uk), Salvatore Iaconesi (it) moderated by: Alessandro Ludovico (it)/

*Focus discussion: Fingerprints? - Identity, Indexicality and Biomedia*
/with Simon Cole (us), Jens Hauser (de), Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (ch), 
Paul Vanouse (us)
Moderation: Marie-Luise Angerer (de)/

*Lecture: "What is Live?" -- From the Aura to the Avatar*
/with Dieter Daniels (de)/
Focus discussion: The Right to Exit*
/with Les liens invisible (it), Alessandro Ludovico (it), Paolo Cirio 
(it), Nathaniel Stern (us), Scott Kildall (us), Jens Best (de)
moderated by Daphne Dragona (gr)/

*Focus discussion: Life in Excess: Transpersonality and Autonomy in the 
Age of Biopower*
/with Roberto Esposito (it), Judith Revel (fr), Beatriz Preciado (es)
moderated by Matteo Pasquinelli (it)/

*Focus discussion: Democratic:Ability -- Open Forms of Politics*
/with Garnet Hertz (ca), Nancy Mauro-Flude (au), Tapio Mäkelä (fi), 
Jürgen Neumann (de)
moderated by Alison Powell (ca)/

*Focus discussion: Access Denied -- DI_Yourself*
/with Carolyn Guertin (ca), Stefanie Wuschitz (at), Franca Formenti / 
Biodoll (it)
moderated by Verena Kuni (de)/

You can find more informations about all conference panels and 
background here:

You also can follow the transmediale.11 programme via our Livestream 
during the festival at

Thanks and hope to see you in Berlin,

programme manager / research
transmediale.11 |  1 - 6 feb 2011
festival for art and digital culture berlin
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