2011 Conference

2011 Rendering the Visible Click image for program .pdf

 

RENDERING THE VISIBLE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 11-12, 2011

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10

6:30p.m. – SPECIAL EVENT: Phil Solomon Screening

Experimental filmmaker Phil Solomon will screen four films from his Grand Theft Auto series and a current work-in-progress. A round-table discussion and Q&A with Phil  Solomon will follow.

  • Crossroad (with Mark LaPore), 2005, DVCAM, 5 min.
  • Rehearsals for Retirement, 2007, DVCAM, 10 min.
  • Last Days in a Lonely Place, 2007, DVCAM, 20 min.
  • Still Raining, Still Dreaming, 2009, DVCAM, 12 min.

This event will be held at the Rialto Center for the Arts, located at 80 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11

8:30-10:15 – SESSION 1

DIGITAL AESTHETICS (Panel A)

Chair: Angelo Restivo (Georgia State University)

Louis-Georges Schwartz  (Ohio University), “The Simulacrum, Again.”

Edward R. O’Neill (University of Southern California), “Intermediality and Taste in the Era of Digital Media”

Erin Arizzi & Rich Cante (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), “For a Political Ecology of Sex Now (Thoughts After The Kids Are All Right)”

Drew Ayers (Georgia State University), “Virtual Digitality and the Posthuman Crisis of the Image: Cronenberg’s  Fleshy Imagination”

INTERFACES (Panel B)

Chair: Alisa Perren (Georgia State University)

Julie Turnock (University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign), “Digital Effects, 1970s Photorealism, and Cinema’s Ontology”

Andrew Johnston (University of Chicago), “BASIC Motion: The Digital Mechanism of Larry Cuba and the Electronic Visualization Laboratory”

Allison Whitney (Texas Tech University), “Movies Re-imagined: Digital Renderings of Cinema in IMAX DMR”

Mary  E. Hocks (Georgia State University), “Sonic Interfaces as Embodied Digital Culture”

10:30-12:15 – SESSION 2

DECAY (Panel A)

Chair: Calvin Thomas (Georgia State University)

Dominik Schrey (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany), “Analog Nostalgia and the Aesthetics of Virtual Ruins”

Steven Pustay (Georgia State University), “Press Start to Continue: Death in Digital Games”

René Thoreau Bruckner (Oklahoma State University), “The New Prehistoric: Extinction and the Cinematic Cutting Edge”

Jesse Stommel (Georgia Institute of Technology), “On Decay and Disc Rot: Digital Texts and the (De)Evolution of Media”

THE WORK OF PHIL SOLOMON (Panel B)

Chair: Daniel Robin (Georgia State University)

Respondent: Phil Solomon (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Scott Kryzch (Oklahoma State University), “Gaming the System: At Play in Phil Solomon’s Sandbox”

Brian Price (University of Toronto), “Solomon Plays Serious”

Meghan Sutherland (University of Toronto), “Events of a Graphic Nature”

12:15-1:30 – LUNCH

1:30-3:15 – SESSION 3

HAUNTINGS (Panel A)

Chair: Sebastian Rand (Georgia State University)

Ivan Ross (University of Chicago), “The ‘Future Life’ of Media: Charles Peirce’s Spiritualist Skepticism and the Digital Remediation of Phantasmagoria”

Caetlin Benson-Allott (Georgetown University), “Re-rendering Duration: Digital Video and Death in David Cronenberg’s Camera (2000)”

Hava Aldoubi (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), “Is Painting Still in the Picture? The Return of Painting in New Media Art and Aesthetics”

Mara Fortes (University of Chicago), “Rendering the Unsightly: Cinema and the Phenomenology of Dark Space”

ADAPTATION (Panel B)

Chair & Respondent: Jack Boozer (Georgia State University)

Doris Bremm (Georgia Institute of Technology), “Uncanny Portraits: Photographic Adaptations at Cologne’s Wallraf-Richartz-Museum”

Thomas Lolis (Georgia Institute of Technology), “Image-States In Extremis: Adaptation, Immersion, and the Rendering of Motion Comics”

Roger Whitson (Georgia Institute of Technology), “A ‘Weak Blake Theory’ of Images: Adapting the Visible in the Work of Francis Bacon, Joel-Peter Witkin, and William Daniels”

3:30-5:15 – SESSION 4

UNFOLDING

Chair & Respondent: Angelo Restivo (Georgia State University)

Laura U. Marks (Simon Fraser University), “Manners of Unfolding”

Gabrielle A. Hezekiah (Independent Scholar), “Digital Inscription: Rendering the Visible in Tran T. Kim-Trang’s Epilogue

Domietta Torlasco (Northwestern University), “Digital Impressions: After Agnès Varda’s The Gleaners and I

5:45-7:15 – OPENING KEYNOTE

Akira Lippit (University of Southern California), “Surrendering Images, Unimaginable Rendition”

7:30-8:30 – RECEPTION


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12

8:30-10:15 – SESSION 1

ARCHIVAL LABOR (Panel A)

Chair: Nathan Atkinson (Georgia State University)

Rebecca M. Gordon (Reed College), “The Girl with the Killer Archive”

Leslie DeLassus (University of Iowa), “The Index and the Surveillance Image in Déjà vu”

Peng-yi Tai (UC Irvine), “Automation: The Digital Turn from Disney to Pixar”

Steve Spence (Clayton State University), “Database History: YouTube, Music Video, and the ‘Heritage Explosion’”

VICISSITUDES OF THE FACE (Panel B)

Chair: Greg Smith (Georgia State University)

Abraham Geil (Duke University), “Rendering Recognition”

Vinicius Navarro (Georgia Institute of Technology), “Off the Record: The Subject and the Image in New Media”

Joerg Sternagel (Universität Potsdam), “A New Geometry of the Eye: The Curious  Case of Brad Pitt”

Alessandra Raengo (Georgia State University), “Touching Blackness”

10:30-12:15 – SESSION 2

THE BODY GEOPOLITIC (Panel A)

Chair: Ted Friedman (Georgia State University)

Amy Herzog (Queens College, CUNY), “Rendering the City Virtual: Architectural  Modeling Software and the Restructuring of Public Space”

Cheryl Gilge (University of Washington), “Cognitive Disjunctions of Google Street View”

Sulgi Lie (Freie Universität Berlin), “The Geopolitical Aesthetics of Digital Cinema: Michael Mann’s Miami Vice

James Tobias (University of California, Riverside), “Armour Becoming Flesh: Stereoscopy, Technological Conversion, and Agentive Things in James Cameron’s Avatar

SENSORIUM (Panel B)

Chair:  Mary  E. Hocks (Georgia State University)

Jonathan Cohn (University of California, Los Angeles), “To See Yourself in a Grain of Sand: Daniel Rozin, Resolution and the Subject of Digital Media”

David Parisi (College of Charleston), “Inscribing the Haptic: On the Scientific Rendering of Touch and Its Consequences for Media Theory”

Charles P. Linscott  (Ohio University), “Hear This Image: Cinematic Ontology Between McLaren and Marker”

Deborah Levitt (Eugene Lang College, The New School), “Digital Disorientation: Affect and the (Un)Real in Waking Life

12:15-1:30 – LUNCH

1:30-3:15 – SESSION 3

MNEMO-TECHNICS (Panel A)

Chair: Vinicius Navarro (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Hannah Mowat (University of Cambridge), “Rendered Memory, Ownership and Alternative Spaces in Atom Egoyan and Michael Haneke”

Cassandra Barnett (Unitec New Zealand), “Rendering Home: Lisa Reihana’s Digital Marae”

Matthew Stoddard (University of Minnesota), “The Virtual Metropolis: Film Restoration and the Time-Image”

Katya Gorker (Temple University), “What’s RAM Got To Do With It? Screen Memory and the Re- writable Present”

BODIES THAT SCATTER (Panel B)

Chair: Jennifer Barker (Georgia State University)

Kevin Fisher (University of Otago, New Zealand), “Into the Cut: The Digital Hyperchiasm in Contemporary Special Effects Cinema”

Scott Richmond (Wayne State University), “Toruk and Toothless: Realism, Perceptual Modulation, and the Illusion of Bodily Movement in Avatar (2009) and How to Train Your Dragon (2010)”

Diego Costa (University of Southern California), “Faceless: The Architecture and Seduction of the Queer Body in Digital Spaces”

Kristopher  L. Cannon (Georgia State University), “Tracing Palpable, Plastic Seams: Surface Layer (Object) Orientations in Hirokazu’s Air Doll

3:30-5:15 – SESSION 4

BELATEDNESS

Chair: Alessandra Raengo (Georgia State University)

Mark Williams (Dartmouth College), “Closely Belated? Thoughts on Real-Time Media Publics and Minority Report

Amy Villarejo (Cornell University), The Undead on Television: Queer Becoming in 1970s American  TV”

Emma Wilson (University of Cambridge), “Animating Dead Matter in Palliative Art: The Beaches of Agnès (Agnès Varda, 2009)”

5:45-7:15 – CLOSING KEYNOTE

Vivian Sobchack (University of California, Los Angeles), ““Rendering Time: On the Digital Redemption of (Meta)Physical Reality”

7:30-8:30 – RECEPTION

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