Taking place during the Futures of the Book week, the Creating Minds conference examines how the essence of human expression in art, design, literature, and games has been completely reoriented by digital technologies and their social effects.
Creating Minds is an extraordinary occasion to question and discuss the digital age with renowned international speakers in this field.
The morning session gathers speakers working at the intersection of writing, publishing, and critical thinking to grasp how new technologies and media have affected old practices that are deeply embedded in the human experience.
The afternoon starts with lectures by two of the most influential theoreticians studying the relationship between human experience and technology, French philosopher Bernard Stiegler and Duke professor N. Katherine Hayles, whose talks probe the ways in which the act of thinking is always something mediated, shaped, and disrupted by its technological forms of prosthesis. The session concludes with a panel discussion including David Bates, Professor of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley, and Warren Sack, Professor of Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz.
Join us and bring your thoughts about the revolution in the digital production.
This event is part of Futures of the Book, a week of discussions about the future of reading and writing in the digital age, organized as a partnership with Berkeley Center for New Media, the Books in Browsers conference, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, the Goethe Institute, and swissnex San Francisco.