THE

MEDIO

CENE

An international conference organized by the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie Weimar (IKKM)

The concept of the Mediocene, which this conference seeks to introduce and elaborate on, sees media and medial processes as epoch-making. As a determining force, they leave their permanent imprint on the world, affecting animate and inanimate nature alike — human existence, technology, society, and the arts as well as the shape, organization and history of the global habitat itself.

According to the thesis of the Anthropocene, which has been subject of controversial debates for the past years, the history of the Earth has recently been under the impact of the human species, dominating the planet’s living conditions from atmosphere to geology by its actions and particularly by its technology.

The concept of the Mediocene decenters the anthropocentric implication of the Anthropocene, directing the focus away from the human as the exceptional agency and towards a primordial agency of mediality.

  • HANS-CHRISTIAN
    VON HERRMANN
  • JUSSI PARIKKA
  • JÖRG PAULUS
  • ELIZABETH A. POVINELLI
  • GABRIELE SCHABACHER
  • HENNING SCHMIDGEN
  • BIRGIT SCHNEIDER
  • ERHARD SCHÜTTPELZ
  • EMILY ELIZA SCOTT
  • GEORG TOEPFER
  • NIELS WERBER
  • WEDNESDAY MAY 31

  • 05.00 pm—05.30 pm

    LORENZ ENGELL & BERNHARD SIEGERT

    Welcome Address & Introduction

  • 05.30 pm—06.30 pm

    Henning Schmidgen

    Plans for the Planet. Félix Guattari and the Problem of Ecology

  • 06.30 pm—07.30 pm

    Niels Werber

    A Community of Limbs. Co-Evolution of Man, Media, Culture, and Organs in the Mediocene

  • 07.30 pm

    OPENING RECEPTION

  • THURSDAY JUNE 1

  • 10.00 am—11.00 am

    HANS-CHRISTIAN VON HERRMANN

    Odyssey Without Nostos or From Globe to Planet

  • 11.00 am—11.30 am

    COFFEE BREAK

  • 11.30 am—12.30 pm

    Birgit Schneider

    Entangled Trees and Arboreal Networks of Sensitive Environments

  • 12.30 pm—01.30 pm

    Jussi Parikka

    The Lab is the (Media) Scene

  • 01.30 pm—03.00 pm

    LUNCH BREAK

  • 03.00 pm—04.00 pm

    Emily Eliza Scott

    Radiant Creatures

  • 04.00 pm—05.00 pm

    Elizabeth A. Povinelli

    When Reefs Dream of Electronic Fish

  • 05.00 pm—05.30 pm

    COFFEE BREAK

  • 05.30 pm—06.30 pm

    Gabriele Schabacher

    Abandoned Infrastructures. Technical Networks Beyond Nature and Culture

  • FRIDAY JUNE 2

  • 10.00 am—11.00 am

    Jörg Paulus

    Philology and Archivology of the Drilling Core

  • 11.00 am—11.30 am

    COFFEE BREAK

  • 11.30 am—12.30 pm

    Georg Toepfer

    From Plio-/Mio-/Eocene via Anthropocene to Mediocene? On the Use and Abuse of Stratifying the Earth’s Crust by Mapping Time into Space

  • 12.30 pm—01.30 pm

    Erhard Schüttpelz

    A Media Revolution in the Late Pleistocene? Göbekli Tepe in Perspective

  • 01.30 pm

    LORENZ ENGELL & BERNHARD SIEGERT

    Closing Remarks

IKKM

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

99421 Weimar

Phone: +49 (0) 3643 / 58–4000

Email: ikkm-conference@uni-weimar.de

Conference contact: Katharina Rein


Photo: Moritz Wehrmann

Design: Oh No Oh Yes

Developement: Hans-Jakob Gohr


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May 31 – June 2 ’17