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Wendy Chun
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Sat 25 Feb

16:00 - 18:00

De Brakke Grond

20 / 17,50

Wendy Chun is Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She is author of Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (MIT, 2006), Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (MIT 2011), and Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media (MIT 2016). Crisis + Habit = Update (lecture) ‘New media—we are told—exist at the bleeding edge of obsolescence. We thus forever try to catch up, updating to remain the same. […] But what do we miss in this constant push to the future? […] Wendy Hui Kyong Chun suggests another approach, arguing that our media matter most when they seem not to matter at all—when they have moved from “new" to habitual. Through habits, Chun says, new media become embedded in our lives—indeed, we become our machines: we stream, update, capture, upload, link, save, trash, and troll.’ (Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong. Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media. MIT Press, 2016.) www.vivo.brown.edu/wchun
Participating in Session 6: Updates Available?

Sat 25 Feb

16:00 - 18:00

De Brakke Grond

20 / 17,50

We move on by continuously updating and upgrading. But moving on does not mean moving forward toward a better world. The effect, politics and functioning of any technological infrastructure do not just depend on the system itself, but also on its implementation or, for instance, the affordances of its context. Updates Available? focuses both on case studies of how the implementation of new technologies is enmeshed with the transformation of politics and forms of democracy, as well as on a philosophical negotiation of moving ‘forward’ into the future, and postcontemporary fear. Are we even moving in time, or is the future coming towards us?
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