A Critical Dialogue on Media and Materiality

General Programming

March 14, 2014 Friday, 12:00pm–2:00pm EDT The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
  • Brian Goldstone
  • Grant Wythoff
  • Free and open to the public
  • First come, first seated
  • Image Credit/Caption: Courtesy of Acme Visible Records

This Society of Fellows talk addresses the topic of materiality in a discussion between Bernhard Siegert, Gerd Bucerius Professor of History and Theory of Cultural Techniques, Bauhaus-University Weimar, and Ben Kafka, Associate Professor, Departments of Media, Culture, and Communication and History at New York University.

Using Latour’s essay “Has Critique Run Out of Steam” as a starting point, Siegert and Kafka will discuss their respective work and its relation to things, media, cultural techniques, and our experience of the material world.

Eduardo Cadava, Professor of English & Master, Wilson College, Princeton University, will moderate.

  • Eduardo Cadava Professor of English & Master, Wilson College Princeton University
  • Ben Kafka Associate Professor of Media Theory and History New York University
  • Bernhard Siegert Gerd Bucerius Professor of History and Theory of Cultural Techniques Bauhaus-University Weimar
  • Brian Goldstone Franklin Humanities Institute Duke University
  • Grant Wythoff Center for Digital Humanities Princeton University