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Datum | 13.06.2017, 17.00 h
Ort | Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Lehárgasse 8, 1060 Wien, 1. OG Atelier Süd

Guest talk by Jonathan Beller (Pratt Institute, New York) organized by Marina Grzinic, Post Conceptual Study Program (IBK).

As Programmable Images convert attention economies into sites of informatic labor, what are the implications for strategic acts of social transformation?

CV: Jonathan Beller(Professor, Pratt Institute) works on the history of cinema, visual culture and the way in which the screen-image has altered all aspects of social life. These alterations range from the lived experiences of gender, sexuality and race, to the socio-economic reorganization of peoples, governments and the environment. His research and pedagogy is undertaken with a commitment to those struggling for liberation in what he calls “the world-media system.” Books and
edited volumes include The Cinematic Mode of Production: Attention Economy and the Society of the Spectacle; Acquiring Eyes: Philippine Visuality, Nationalist Struggle and the World-Media System; and Feminist Media Theory (a special issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online). His current book projects are entitled The Message is Murder and Computational Capital. Beller also serves on the Editorial Collective of the internationally recognized journal Social Text, and is the current director of The Graduate Program in Media Studies.