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Hilldale Lecture in Arts & Humanities: Yves Citton

April 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Free

Hilldale Lecture in Arts & Humanities: Yves Citton

“The Humanities as Arts of Attention in the Age of Computational Mediarchy”

The Humanities call us to pay attention to what conditions our attention. By doing so, they help us take distance towards the lures of “communication”, and reframe issues of “information.” Media perform agential cuts which condition what matters to us collectively and individually. Consequently they structure our political constitutions as “mediarchy,” rather than as “democracy.” This reframing may not be irrelevant at the times of populist leaders who gain political momentum lately throughout the world. In such a context, we need to devise the Humanities as cultivating arts of collective embodied attention, which is necessary to orient, steer and reconfigure the techniques of automated attention currently mobilized through computational assemblages.

Panel discussion to follow the next day:
The Future of the Humanities in Posthuman Times
Yves, Citton, Sara Guyer, Ullrich Langer, Frederic Neyrat
Friday, October 20, 2018, 10:30am-noon; Reception to follow at 6:00 pm after lecture
Center for the Humanities, 313 University Club Building, 432 East Campus Mall, Madison

Made possible with generous support from the Hilldale Lecture Fund, the Anonymous Fund, the Department of French & Italian, the Institute for Research in the Humanities, and the Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies.

 

Details

Date:
April 19, 2018
Time:
4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
https://secfac.wisc.edu/awards-lectures/hilldale-lecture-series/

Venue

L150 Chazen Museum
750 University Avenue
Madison, WI
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Organizer

French and Italian
Phone:
608-262-2541
Email:
jmiernow@wisc.edu