In this talk, Professor Ned Rossiter will reflect on the practice of devising platforms for collective research projects, and chart some of the key conditions and critical debates that have defined the past decade in fields of media theory, activist politics and urban studies. He will address topics ranging from a critique of creative industries, experiments in urban mapping in Beijing, circuits of labour in cultural industries in Shanghai and the formation of IT towns in Kolkata, the making of logistical worlds in Athens, Chile and West Bengal, and the territoriality of data infrastructures. Common to all of these projects is a focus on contemporary labour regimes and the technics of governance.Professor Ned Rossiter’s talk will elaborate how he developed a media theory attentive to the operation of power and the variation of globality. He will conclude with a sketch of nascent research on the automation of society and the prospects for undertaking media theory in environments governed by digital objects.
Date: 13 Oct 2017
Time: 3.30 P.M
Venue: AS7-01-16/17/18 – FASS DEANS OFFICE SEMINAR ROOM B