Sep 10

Eugene Thacker on “Darklife: Philosophy and Supernatureal Horror, October 7

Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School

“Darklife: Philosophy and Supernatural Horror”

Thursday, October 7, 4:30 p.m.
Rosenwald 405

Eugene Thacker is the author of After Life (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming, Nov. 2010), The Exploit: A Theory of Networks (with Alex Galloway, University of Minnesota Press, 2007), An Ideal for Living: An Anti-Novel (Quodlibet Books, 2006), The Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture (MIT Press, 2005), Creative Biotechnology: A User’s Manual (with Natalie Jeremijenko, Locus+ Press, 2004), and Biomedia (University of Minnesota Press, 2004). He is also the editor of Hard_Code: Narrating the Network Society (ALT-X Press, 2001).

Please contact (773) 702-8536 or nap@uchicago.edu if you require assistance to fully participate in this event.

Sep 10

UChicago New Media Workshop Fall Schedule Announced

The Fall 2010 schedule for the New Media Workshop is announced below.  Please join us on Fridays, alternating with the Mass Cultures Workshop.

Meetings are on on Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30 in Cobb 310 unless otherwise noted.

October 8th: Eugene Thacker, Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School, discusses his essay “Mediation and Antimediation” (this workshop is preceded by a lecture by Professor Thacker on October 7th, 4:30 pm in Rosenwald Hall 405, entitled “Darklife: Philosophy and Supernatural Horror,” presented by the Department of English)

October 22nd:  Patrick Jagoda, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English, presents on recent gaming-related projects

November 12th: Clint Froehlich (Cinema and Media Studies) presents on Blu-Ray as porous media

November 13th (SATURDAY)
:  Screening, co-sponsored by the Film Studies Center:  Recent Video Work by Eddo Stern.  Screening will take place in Cobb 306 at 7:00 PM.

November 19th: Eddo Stern, Professor of Design Media Arts at UCLA, discusses his recent work

For more information, please visit our blog:

More information about individual presentations will be posted as the quarter progresses.

2010-11 graduate student coordinator is Ian Jones; faculty sponsors are Jason Salavon and W. J. T. Mitchell.

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Ian Jones at ijones [at] uchicago [dot] edu.

Sep 10

Rumors of Media Theory’s Death Have Been Greatly Exagerated

The debate surrounding media theory’s role in America rage in Chicago’s popular press.