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‘Emerald Transmutations’ van Patrica Pisters e.a. op

Alchemy Film Festival, March 2-5, Hawick Scotland

Film Emerald Transmutations, by Ian Magor, D.N. Rodowick, Jacques Perconte, Polly Stanton, David Verdeure, Rosa Menkman & Patricia Pisters. Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is an international festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image. Alchemy Film & Arts was founded in 2010 and has produced six editions of the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. The festival is produced in partnership with Heart of Hawick in the Scottish Borders. The 2016 festival screened 124 films from 26 countries, with 44 UK or World premieres and over fifty filmmakers in attendance. Alchemy Film & Arts also engages in developmental projects for experimental film and artists’ moving image production in Scotland, including artists’ filmmaking residencies, filmmaking symposia, international and rural touring programmes, and community filmmaking initiatives. The films included in the programme are the result of an Arts and Humanities Research Council project called ‘The Audiovisual Essay: a digital methodology... >

Van Gogh on Demand -On Making and Faking in China

December 1, 17-19 u. Framer Framed, IJpromenade 2.

What constitutes the real, and what the fake, and why do such distinctions matter that much, not only in contemporary art but also in everyday life? And why is China especially haunted by a discourse of making, as the alleged factory of the world, and faking, as perpetually infringing on copyrights? Dafen is a village located in Shenzhen, in the South of China. It is the place where Van Goghs are being made on demand, where one can order a Mona Lisa with the face of your daughter, or a Mondriaan in the colours that match your sofa. It is the place, also, where around 70% of all the ubiquitous art that we find globally in hotels is being produced. In this event, Winnie Wong (UC Berkeley), acclaimed author of Van Gogh on Demand: China and the Readymade (University of Chicago Press, 2014) presents the history and working of Dafen,... >

De platformsamenleving

Strijd om publieke waarden in een online wereld. Trippenhuis, 1 dec. 18:00-20:00

De snelle opkomst van online platformen, zoals Facebook en Uber, heeft velen geïnspireerd tot euforische verhalen over de ‘participatiemaatschappij’ en de ‘deeleconomie’. Wat vaak onderbelicht blijft, is de ‘sturende’ rol die deze platformen spelen in de organisatie van het maatschappelijk verkeer. Wie garandeert de behartiging van publieke belangen in de platformsamenleving? Tijdens deze bijeenkomst, waarbij de publicatie De platformsamenleving: Strijd om publieke waarden in een online wereld wordt gepresenteerd, verkennen experts de sturende werking van platformen in enkele maatschappelijke domeinen, zoals vervoer, journalistiek en hoger onderwijs. José van Dijck, president KNAW en hoogleraar mediastudies, UvA Koen Frenken, hoogleraar innovatiestudies, Universiteit Utrecht Thomas Poell, universitair docent nieuwe media, UvA Corien Prins, hoogleraar recht en informatisering, Tilburg University Martijn de Waal, onderzoeker bij het lectoraat Play & Civic Media, HvA Tamara Witschge, universitair hoofddocent journalistiek, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Meer op website KNAW U bent van harte welkom bij dit symposium. Deelname is gratis,... >

THATCamp Amsterdam 2016 E-Lab BG1

27 October 10:00-17:00 uur

THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.” It is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot.  An unconference is to a conference what a seminar is to a lecture, what a party at your house is to a church wedding, what a pick-up game of Ultimate Frisbee is to an NBA game, what a jam band is to a symphony orchestra: it’s more informal and more participatory. THATCamp Amsterdam 2016 is organised in collaboration with the Creativity and the City Conference at the University of Amsterdam. This conference is an initiative of CREATE, the digital humanities group within research group ACHI, the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity. THATCamp Amsterdam 2016 will be helt on 27 October 2016 at the University of Amsterdam in building BG1 in the ‘E-Lab’: room number... >

Conference: Creativity and the City 1600-2000: an E-Humanities Perspective

in De Brakke Grond, 28-29 October 2016.

This international and interdisciplinary conference (28-29 October 2016) on the history of creativity and the city brings together recent research in the fields of history, arts, and digital humanities. In the last decade, scholars in the humanities and social sciences have explored the complex interplay between places and their culture using a variety of methods and approaches. The conference examines the relationship between cultural artefacts (art, books, etc.) and the urban networks and spaces in which they were conceived, (re)produced, distributed, mediated, and consumed in early modern and modern Europe. How such issues can be studied by means of existing and novel (digital) methods, as well as comparative and long-term approaches, is the second major theme of the conference. Keynote speakers: dr. Ilja Van Damme (Antwerp University) & Scott Weingart (Carnegie Mellon) Program The  program of the conference can be found here (more info on the presentations will soon be... >

ACHI Annual Meeting with Prof. Aleida Assmann

27 September, 13:00-17:30, Universiteitstheater, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, A'dam

Programme 13:00-13:30 Welcome with coffee and tea 13:30-13:45 Dr. Christian Noack (European Studies) Retrotopia: Russian Commemorations of Crimea’s Past 13:45-14:00 Dr. Patricia Lulof (Archaeology) The Acquarossa Memory Project: Reconstructing an Etruscan Town 14:00-14:15 Dr. Paul Bijl (Dutch Literature) Postcolonial Memory Activism: Restaging Anticolonial Resistance 14:15-14:30 Dr. Zuzanna Dziuban (Cultural Studies) Post-Holocaust Necromancy 14:30-14:45 Discussion 14:45-15:00 Coffee break 15:00-15:10 Prof. Julia Noordegraaf (Heritage and Digital Culture) Introduction 15:10-16:00 Prof. Aleida Assmann (English and Literary Studies, University of Konstanz) Transnational Memory and the Construction of History through Mass Media 16:00-16:15 Prof. Frank van Vree (Netherlands Institute for War Documentation), Dr. Chiara de Cesari (European Studies) and Prof. Rob van der Laarse (Cultural Studies) Comments 16:15-16:30 Discussion 16:30-16:40 Valedictory statement in honor of Prof. Pim den Boer by Rob van der Laarse 16:40-17:30 Drinks Transnational Memory and the Construction of History through Mass Media A ‘transnational turn’ has been announced by historians and... >

September 15 DATACTIVE event ‘Contentious Data’

University Theatre, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16

The DATACTIVE project is hosting an exciting event on the politics of big data, entitled ‘Contentious Data’ and scheduled for September 15-16. We are happy to open up participation for day 2 as well, while seats last (room 0.16). Please drop a note to info@data-activism.net if you wish to participate. Check out the program below, with day 2 included this time. DAY 1, Thursday September 15: public event  10.00-10.30 Welcome, thank sponsors, and intro of the theme (Stefania Milan) 10.30-11.30 Keynote: Sandra Braman (Texas A&M) 11.30-12.30 Keynote: Alison Powell (LSE) 12.30-14.00 lunch 14.00-15.30 Roundtable ‘Promises and Perils of Data Activism’ o        Miren Gutierrez (Universidad del Deusto) o        Hisham al-Miraat (Digital Rights Morocco) o        Linnet Taylor (TILT) o        Dorien Zandbergen (University of Amsterdam) 15.30-16.00 break 16.00-17.00 Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures) in conversation with Denis Rojo aka Jaromil (Dyne.org)   DAY 2, Friday September 16: DATACTIVE kick-off workshop (by invitation only), room... >

A conversation with Richard Dyer by Catherine Grant and Jaap Kooijman

July 11 2016

 How to introduce Richard Dyer? One could start by recognising that he is an academic star, as Su Holmes and Sean Redmond have done in their introduction to Framing Celebrity. Referring to Dyer’s 2006 SCMS keynote lecture, they write: [h]is entrance was greeted with ecstatic applause and he delivered a paper that was full of witticisms, jokes and self-reflexive innuendo, all signifiers of the Richard Dyer star persona. We loved it, lapped it up and crowded around him afterwards – fans of an academic star who had just delivered a star performance.[1] Similar to the way movie stars are introduced by naming the Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and Césars they have won or have been nominated for, we should name the honours bestowed on Richard Dyer: 2007 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Honorary Life Membership; James Robert Brudner ’83 Memorial Prize; honorary doctorate from the University of Turku; 2014... >

2016 June 17: International Conference Visualizing the Street

ASCA Cities Project, University of Amsterdam.

Keywords: visual culture, the street, digital media, street photography, visual practice, cell phone registration, architectural visualizations, the everyday http://www.cities.humanities.uva.nl/news/visualizing-the-street-conference/ Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Professor Gillian Rose (The Open University) For the international conference Visualizing the Street, the ASCA Cities Project invites papers that explore the impact of contemporary practices of image-making on the visual cultures of the street. Please submit abstracts (max 300 words, for 20 min papers) together with an academic CV to Pedram Dibazar (email: p.dibazar@uva.nl) by November 1, 2015. Date:   Friday 17 June 2016 Place:   University of Amsterdam New technologies of visualization have opened up the practices of photographing, filming, and editing to everyone who carries a phone and is connected online, resulting in the mass circulation of privately produced imagery. This development has social, cultural and political significance. For example, Larsen and Sandbye (2014) write that “increasingly, everyday amateur photography is a performative practice connected to presence, immediate communication and social networking, as opposed... >

Dutch pre-premiere of Welcome to the Smiling Coast: Living in the Gambian Ghetto

June 24th, At: Pllek, Neveritaweg 59, Amsterdam.

After the world premiere at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles and the European premiere at the Galway African Film Festival, the film will now be screened in the Netherlands for the first time. Welcome to the Smiling Coast offers a rare insight into the daily lives of fifteen youngsters who are struggling to make ends meet in the margins of the Gambian tourism industry. Although the smallest country on mainland Africa, the Gambia has become a popular holiday destination for European tourists in search of sun, sea and sex. Since 2005 the country typically receives over 100.000 foreign visitors each year, earning its reputation for being Africa’s Costa del Sol. The luxury enjoyed by the tourists often stands in sharp contrast with the possibilities of the country’s local inhabitants, who often reside in poor neighbourhoods, not seldom only a few steps away from the tourist hotels and... >