Patricia Pisters (University of Amsterdam) and Adam Nocek (Arizona State University)
Jussi Parikka, Duncan Fairfax, Filippo Bertoni, Iris van der Tuin, Erin Espelie, Gregg Lambert, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Richard Turner, Stephen Loo, Jonathan Beller, Conny Groenewegen, Marcel O’Gorman, Betti Marenko, Siebren de Haan, Ron Broglio, Femke Herregraven, Angela Sakrison
With the discourse of the “immateriality” of media thankfully fading and it becoming clearer that media have materiality (geophysical, computational, infrastructural, financial, etc.) that significantly impacts life on Earth, there is an urgent need to situate media and mediation in terms of its earthly materials and practices. The GMC engages this urgency in a variety of contexts: academic presentation, artistic experimentation, curated exhibitions, socially engaged design practice, and publication.
• Geomediations exhibition June 15-16, 2017 at Mediamatic, Amsterdam.
Artworks by: Conny Groenewegen, Patricia Pisters, Marcel O’Gorman, Erin Espelie
• Geo-mediologies of the Screen panel at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), Toronto, Canada
• Public Talk by Adam Nocek titled, Geomedia: On Mythic Noise and the Design of Geological Communication, for an evening at Literary Theatre Perdu, Amsterdam.
How can the arts and art research help to address global issues related to ecological change and natural disasters? During this evening event, the speakers will give three examples of the way in which the use of raw materials (such as oil or wood) has cultural, political and social consequences.
What can we learn about contemporary geological processes and the role of humans therein by looking at media objects and digital culture? The symposium Geo Mediations celebrates the entanglements of media and geological events. The evening program brings together a wide ensemble of voices in both talks and artwork presentations.