Beginning this term, LTM will be hosting a reading group on the history and theory of media and technology. In Michaelmas, the reading group will explore some of LTM’s interests by examining an international cross-section of recent work in these fields, beginning with German media theory and the French philosophy of technology. All are welcome, and no prior experience with the topic is necessary. Readings will be distributed via email before each session. If you have any questions about the group, or if you wish to suggest texts for us to look at in future sessions, please contact Nathaniel Zetter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The schedule for Michaelmas will be as follows:
3S, Weeks 3, 5, & 7, Wed.4.30, English Faculty Board Room
Session 1: Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 4:30-6, English Faculty Boardroom.
Nathaniel Zetter will introduce:
Friedrich Kittler, ‘Computer Graphics: A Semi-Technical Introduction’, Grey Room 2 (2001): 30-45.
Bernhard Siegert, ‘The Chorein of the Pirate: On the Origin of the Dutch Seascape’, Grey Room 57 (2014): 6-23.
Session 2: Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 4:30-6, English Faculty Board Room.
Steven Connor will introduce:
Bernard Stiegler, ‘General Introduction’, in Technics and Time, 1: The Fault of Epimetheus (Stanford University Press, 1998).
Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 4:30-6, English Faculty Board Room. [Reading TBC.]