Please check the link to find the short CVs and abstracts of the keynote speakers, as well as the abstracts of all our speakers.

CVs Keynotes_Reclaiming Participation 07th – 09th of May 2014

1. Erin Manning (Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University / Montreal, Canada)

Erin Manning holds a University Research Chair in Relational Art and Philosophy at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). She is also the director of the SenseLab, a laboratory that explores the intersections between art practice and philosophy through the matrix of the sensing body in movement. In her art practice she works between painting, dance, fabric and sculpture. Current iterations of her artwork explore emergent collectivities through participatory textiles. Her writing addresses movement, art, experience and the political through the prism of process philosophy, with recent work developing a notion of autistic perception and the more-than human.
Publications include Always More Than One: Individuation’s Dance (Duke University Press, 2013), Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2009), Politics of Touch: Sense, Movement, Sovereignty (Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 2007).

2. Claus Pias (Institute of Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM) at Leuphana University / Lueneburg, Germany)

Watch a video of the keynote speech here.

Claus Pias is Professor for History and Epistemology of Media at the Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM) at Leuphana University Lueneburg. He studied Electrical Engineering in Aachen and Art History, German Studies and Philosophy in Bonn and Bochum. In 1993 he became research assistant for History of Architecture at Bauhaus-University Weimar. 1996, he became scientific assistant at the chair of »History and Theory of Artificial Worlds«. In 2002 he was appointed a assistant professor (Junior-Prof) for »Media-Technology and Media-Philosophy« at Ruhr-University Bochum. From 2006 to 2010 he was full professor for »Epistemology and Philosophy of Digital Media« at the University of Vienna. Since 2010 he works and teaches in Lueneburg. He was Senior Fellow at the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy (IKKM) Weimar, the International Research Centre for Cultural Studies (IFK) Vienna, and the Institute for Advanced Study / Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin. Claus Pias is director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Media Cultures of Computer Simulation (mecs), the Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC) and the Digital Cultures Research Lab (DCRL) at Leuphana University in Lueneburg.
Main areas of interest are the media history and epistemology of computer simulations, the history of media studies, and the history and epistemology of cybernetics. Selected edited volumes: Was waren Medien? (Zuerich/Berlin: Diaphanes, 2011), Computer Spiel Welten. 2nd ed. (Zürich/Berlin: Diaphanes, 2010), Cybernetics/Kybernetik. The Macy-Conferences 1946-1953. Volume 1: Transactions (Zuerich/Berlin: Diaphanes, 2003).
(cf. http://mecs.leuphana.com/personen/#claus-pias; Nelly Y. Pinkrah)

3. Erich Hörl (Institute of Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM) at Leuphana University / Lüneburg, Germany)

Erich Hörl is Full Professor for Media Culture at the Institute for the Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM) at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany. He is also director of the focus “Rethinking the Technological Condition” at Leuphana’s Digital Culture Research Lab (DCRL). From 2012 to 2014 he was Associate Professor, from 2006 to 2012 Juniorprofessor for Media Technology and Media Philosophy at Ruhr University Bochum, where he also ran the Bochumer Kolloquium Medienwissenschaft (bkm). In 2013/14 he was a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study in “Media Cultures of Computer Simulation” (mecs) at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. In 2010/11 he was a Senior Fellow at the Internationalen Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM) at Bauhaus University, Weimar. His central research fields are concerned with the (re)description of the technological condition, the development of a general ecology of media and technology, and the media history and media theory of cybernetics and the process of cyberneticization. He also works on Gilbert Simondon and Félix Guattari.
(Erich Hörl)


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