Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:45pm
Co-sponsored by the Global Humanities Initiative; Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Center for Comparative Media; Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian & African Studies; Program in Chinese Literature and Culture; Department of Art History
612 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University

THURSDAY 10/24

6:00p-8:00p
612 Schermerhorn Hall

6:00p WELCOME
Opening address by Sarah Cole,
Dean of Humanities
6:15p-
6:30p
INTRODUCTION
Conference introduction by Brian Larkin,
Ying Qian, and Debashree Mukherjee
6:30p-
8:00p
KEYNOTE PANEL
Yuriko Furuhata, “Geoengineering”
Bishnupriya Ghosh, “Epidemic Media”
John Durham Peters, “Kairos”
Weihong Bao, “Set Design”
8:00p-
9:00p
RECEPTION
Stronach Center, Schermerhorn Hall

 

FRIDAY 10/25

9:00a-5:45p
612 Schermerhorn Hall

9:00a LIGHT BREAKFAST
9:15a-
11:00a
PANEL 1: ECOLOGY AS METHOD
Thomas Lamarre, “Attention Ecology and Economy”
Debashree Mukherjee, “Film History as an Ecology of Energy Relations”
Brian Jacobson, “The Media Architecture of Three (or Four) Ecologies”
Zeynep Çelik Alexander, Chair
11:00a COFFEE BREAK
11:15a-
1:00p
PANEL 2: AESTHETICS AND
MATERIAL ENTANGLEMENT
Ying Qian, “Building Reservoirs with Film: Productive Cinema, Experimental Technology, Sleepless Labor”
Ben Mendelsohn, “As If Sand Were Stone: A Documentary Experiment in Urban Media Ecology ”
Inga Pollmann, “Neoliberal Ecologies: Aesthetics of Resistance, Resilience
and Resonance in Contemporary Cinema.”
Stefan Andriopoulos, Chair
1:00p LUNCH
2:00p-
3:45p
PANEL 3: AMBIENT INFRASTRUCTURES
Brian Larkin, “The Ambient Infrastructure of Generators”
Rahul Mukherjee, “Wireless Saturation”
Jie Li, “An Ecology of Hot Noise: Loudspeakers and Open-Air Cinema in Socialist China”
Reinhold Martin, Chair
3:45p COFFEE BREAK
4:00p-
5:45p
PANEL 4: ELEMENTAL MEDIA
Jennifer Gabrys, “A Media Ecology of Particulate Matter”
Nadine Chan, “Seeing Friction in the Extractive Zone: Media, Meteorology, and the Myth of Total Knowledge.”
Thomas Pringle, “The Whole Earth and the Earth System in South African Apartheid”
Lydia Liu, Chair
5:45p-
6:45p
CLOSING RECEPTION
Stronach Center