Digital Distance Symposium
April 6, 2018, 1:00 – 6:00 pm at Bard Graduate Center
Free and open to the public!
Register for this event: https://www.bgc.bard.edu/events/790/06-apr-2018-symposium-disrupting
New technologies frequently challenge our notions of distance by shifting perceptions of time and space which, in both subtle and radical ways, alter our relationships to our physical environments and social networks. This symposium focuses on recent advances in mobile technologies and new media and the ways that they are complicating, expanding, and disrupting our understanding of temporal, physical, and social distance. Papers presented will explore this topic through a variety of technologies that will help illuminate the changes, challenges, opportunities, and disorientations we face and their implications for the future.
Coding Urban Pasts and Futures
Shannon Mattern: Associate Professor, The New School
Queering Historical Recovery, Truth, & Reconciliation in South Africa:Stompie Seipei, Winnie Mandela, and the Promise of Digital History
Angel David Nieves: Presidential Visiting Associate Professor, Yale University; Associate Professor, History, San Diego State University
Augmented Reality and Interactive Storytelling: Exploring the Ways that Places can Tell Their Stories with Mobile Media
David Gagnon: Director, Field Day Lab, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Reconsidering Connection and Conversation through Disability and Communication Technology
Meryl Alper: Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Northeastern University
Tactics for Waiting
Jason Farman: Associate Professor, American Studies and Director of the Design Cultures & Creativity Program, University of Maryland, College Park