Download the program of presentations or the screening and exhibition program (both PDF).

“Cinema is dead; long live cinema” (Peter Greenaway). How has the explosion of new media changed the ways we think about cinema, about questions of film aesthetics and film history? How can cinema studies contribute to the theory, analysis, and creative practice of new media? This two-day symposium seeks to stimulate a crossdisciplinary conversation on moving image culture that avoids both cinephile nostalgia and uncritical celebrations of media convergence.

The Material and the Code is a two-day symposium at the University of Chicago’s Film Studies Center. It features a screening on Friday, February 26, and a full day of presentations on Saturday, February 27. Download the program of presentations or the screenings program (PDF). Full program information is available on the Program page.

The Material and the Code is free and open to the public. Any questions should be directed to James Hodge at jhodge (at) uchicago (dot) edu. Location information and directions can be found here.

The symposium is dedicated to the memory of Anne Friedberg (1952-2009).

Participants will include:
(Full biographies are available on the Participants page.)
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Alexander R. Galloway
Tom Gunning
Mark B.N. Hansen
Miriam Hansen
James J. Hodge
Gertrud Koch
Lutz Koepnick
Thomas Y. Levin
Daniel Morgan
Lisa Parks
D.N. Rodowick
Jason Salavon
Kristen Whissel
Zhang Zhen