Keynote 01: Hito Steyerl
January 25, 2018

Artist, writer, and Professor for experimental film and video and the co-founder of the Research Center for Proxy Politics at the Berlin University of the Arts.


Keynote 01: Christiane Paul
February 2, 2018

Chief Curator / Director of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and Professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School, and Adjunct Curator of Digital Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Keynote 03: Mark Jarzombeck
February 3, 2018

Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Author of "Digital Stockholm Syndrome in the Post-Ontological Age (University of Minnesota Press, 2016).  


This panel considers the status of images within contemporary visual culture, identifying prehistories to digital characteristics, such as encoding, transmission, reproduction, and glitch.


This panel tracks changing notions of authorship at a time when creative production is increasingly mediated by digital platforms, designed for the internet, and generated by users.


This panel addresses the ways in which creators of content build an audience through web-based platforms, and how aesthetic experience is fundamentally changed by digital production.




1/25  5:10pm    Hito Steyerl (at Michigan Theater)

2/2   6:00pm    Christiane Paul

2/3   6:00pm    Mark Jarzombek



2/3   9:30am    Introduction

      10:00am   Image/Data

                Carolyn Kane, Ryerson University

                Zeina Koreitem, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

                Artie Vierkant, Vierkant Studio

                Claire Zimmerman, University of Michigan Taubman College

                Moderated by Cyrus Peñarroyo and Meredith Miller

     12:00pm    Knowing It Yourself

                Malcolm McCullough, University of Michigan Taubman College

     12:15pm    Lunch Break 

     1:15pm     Author/User

                Sophia Brueckner, University of Michigan Stamps School Art & Design

                Sarah Murray, University of Michigan Screen Arts & Culture

                Curtis Roth, The Ohio State University Knowlton School

                Moderated by Hans Tursack and Erik Herrmann

     2:45pm     Next > Next > Last

                Viola Ago, University of Michigan Taubman College

     3:00pm     Coffee Break

     3:30pm     BD Trivia

                Ashley Bigham, University of Michigan Taubman College

     3:45pm     Audience/Experience

                Lucia Allais, Princeton University School of Architecture

                André Brock, University of Michigan Communication Studies

                Esther Choi,  Princeton University School of Architecture

                Megan Sapnar Ankerson, University of Michigan Communication Studies

                Moderated by Thom Moran and Laida Aguirre