Researching on screen

9 June 2011
6pm to 9pm -Room 407, 30 Russell Square, WC1B 5DT

Abstract:
Contemporary research practices are increasingly involving the use, creation or conceptualization of ‘screens’ and screen media. This workshop will discuss a series of practical and theoretical approaches, methodologies and points of view, on screens. In particular, it will provide an overview of the possible technical forms and roles screens can take in our research experiences. We will also explore some of the main theoretical insights, from textual analysis to affective phenomenology, that can mediate our intellectual or aesthetic relation to this increasingly ubiquitous medium.

Stamatia Portanova is a Lecturer in Media Studies at the Birkbeck College, University of London. Her research focuses on digital culture and aesthetics, particularly in relation to movement and dance. She is currently working on a monograph on the relationship between choreography, technology and philosophy. The book is under consideration by MIT Press, for publication in the “Technologies of Lived Abstraction” series edited by Brian Massumi and Erin Manning. Stamatia’s work has also been published in several books, and in journals such as Space and Culture, Angelaki and Fibreculture. She is also a member of the Sense Lab, ‘a laboratory for thought in motion’, and an editor for Inflexions. A Journal for Research-Creation.

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