Invisibility Studies Seminar IV: Screens, Camera and Surveillance

Presentations

  • Héctor Hoyos, Assistant Professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Stanford University:  Accumulation of the Invisible: Clouds, Servers, and the Californian Ideology
  • Frederik Tygstrup, Professor, Department of Arts And Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen:  Figura
  • Featuring Anja Borup and the Superselfie 


Round table discussion Chaired by Thomas Mical, Associate Professor, Art Architecture and Design Department, University of South Australia

  • Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson, Associate Professor in Ethics at Uppsala University and Senior Lecturer at Stockholm School of Theology
  • Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, post.doc. Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen
  • Annie Ring, Research Fellow and Acting Director of Studies in German at Emmanuel College, Cambridge
  • Henriette Steiner, Associate Professor, Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning, University of Copenhagen
  • Kristin Veel, post.doc., Department of Arts And Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen


The Invisibility Studies Seminar Series 2015 seminar series takes as its starting point the book Invisibility Studies: Surveillance, Transparency and the Hidden in Contemporary Culture (Peter Lang), which was published in January 2015. We have invited contributors to the book, as well as distinguished Danish and international scholars and artists, to read a section of the book as a way of launching further discussion. The common themes of the seminars, as of the book, are current changes in the relationships between what we consider ‘visible’ and  ‘invisible’ in different areas of contemporary culture, including architecture, visual art, literature, philosophy, and technology. Over the course of four biweekly seminars in Spring 2015, we hope to stimulate discussion and provoke new thinking. The format of the four seminars will vary slightly, but they will all start at 4 pm and will be followed by a light snack with a glass of wine, and the opportunity for more informal discussion.
 
All welcome. We would like to encourage scholars, students, practitioners and anyone interested in current changes to the cultural fabric to participate.
 
To register for the seminars, please email invisibilitystudies15@gmail.com. We will accept registrations up until 48 hours before each seminar.
 
The seminar series is organised by: Henriette Steiner, Associate Professor, Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning, University of Copenhagen and Kristin veel, Post.doc., Department of Arts And Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen.