Speaking Digital 02: On Digital Culture and Methodologies



Year of publication 2022
Type Workshop
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description “The boundary between science fiction and social reality is an optical illusion.” - Donna Haraway, A Cyborg Manifesto (1985) In this quote, Haraway is describing the long non-existent boundary between the physical and virtual, organic and synthetic. It is just one of the disruptive positions and calls for “the construction of the consciousness and the imaginative apprehension”, as she puts it. Another perspective can be taken from William Gibson’s sci-fi novel Pattern Recognition (2003). It tells the story of a marketing consultant who can detect patterns or context in seemingly meaningless data. Twenty years later, interpreting clusters of data features is an everyday reality of our lives. Cyberspace has often been seen as a concept to not only connect people around the world but also to allow anyone with an internet connection to find out what is happening in even the most remote places. Information is only a click away; collective intelligence, Pierre Lévy’s dream ideal, became ubiquitous. This year’s SPEAKING DIGITAL conference will introduce doctoral research of PhD candidates in the Digital Culture and Creative Industries at MUNI ARTS. Its aim is to showcase the progression of interdisciplinary reflection in this field under the post-digital condition in the broader context of its societal impacts. You can look forward to lectures in Daňkovice (March 30, only on-site) and Brno (April 13, hybrid).
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