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Digital Cultures Research Group: Lent 2017 Programme

Thursday 2 February, 5–6.30, Cripps Seminar Room DD48, Cripps Court, Queens’ College

Reading group: Friedrich A. Kittler, ‘Computer Graphics: A Semi-Technical Introduction’, Grey Room 02 (Winter 2001), 30–45.

Thursday 16 February, 5.30–7pm, Audit Room, King’s College

Guest speaker: Edward Krčma (Lecturer in Art History, University of East Anglia): ‘Fortuna: Drawing, Materiality and Contingency in a Digital Age’

Thursday 9 March, 5.30–7pm, Lecture Room 2, Department of History of Art

Guest speaker: Ben Vickers (Curator of Digital, Serpentine Gallery): ‘The Art of Networks and Planetary Scale Gestures’

Thursday 16 March, 5.30–7pm, Audit Room, King’s College

Guest speaker: Cadence Kinsey (Lecturer in Recent and Contemporary Art, University of York), ‘Walled Gardens: Art After the Internet’

The ‘Digital Cultures’ research group seeks to interrogate aesthetic and political practices that have emerged on digital platforms within the last decades in Europe, Latin America and elsewhere. These have tended to collapse the borders of art and politics. Be it through online art, video art, Internet memes, games, hacking projects or the creation of new technologies, contemporary digital practitioners have equally presented themselves as artists, citizen journalists or grassroots ‘hacktivists’. We will investigate these new cultural forms through a reading group and discussion with guest speakers.

Everyone welcome. Email mp592@cam.ac.uk to receive the readings and to be added to the group’s mailing list.

Co-conveners:

Dr Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra (Junior Research Fellow, Queens' College)

Dr Aline Guillermet (Junior Research Fellow, King's College)

Dr Vid Simoniti, (Junior Research Fellow, Churchill College)

We are a network of researchers at the University of Cambridge who are interested in how the use of digital tools is transforming scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. This transformation spans both the content and practice of humanities research, as the diffusion of digital technologies opens up new fields of study and generates research questions which breach traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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