Creating Minds

A full day academic conference on reading and writing in the digital age.

Event Details

Location

UC Berkeley, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor of Sutardja Dai Hall
Berkeley, California 94720 United States

Date

October 23, 2013 from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-07:00)

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.

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Transmedia SF Meetup: Books of the Future, Oct 22, 2013
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Program

9:00 am Registration and light breakfast in the Banatao Atrium
9:30 am Welcome and Introduction by Greg Niemeyer, Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media

9:40 am

Already Beyond the E-Book Age?

François Bon, Author and Co-Founder of publie.net

10:00 am

Is this a Story or a Poll? A machine-breaker’s guide to digital narrative

Martin Gantefohr, Writer/Game Director and Co-Founder of House of Tales

10:30 am

Synthesis by Eric Paulos, Assistant Professor for New Media, EECS, BCNM, UC Berkeley

10:40 am

Break

11:00 am

Adventures in Algorithmic Cultures

Nicolas Nova, Professor at Geneva University of Arts and Design and founder of the Near Future Laboratory

11:20 am

Network Tense: How to Approach a Contemporary, Technologically-Mediated World

James Bridle, Writer, Artist, Publisher, and Technologist

11:30 am

Synthesis by Kimiko Ryokai, Assistant Professor for Tangible Media, School of Information, BCNM, UC Berkeley

11:40 am

Panel 1: Creative Disruption: Expression and Digital Form

Francois Bon, Martin Ganteföhr, Nicolas Nova, James Bridle

Moderated by Laura Sydell, NPR Digital Correspondent

12:30 am

Lunch Break

“Metadata” Poster Session in the Banatao Atrium

2:00 pm

Hermeneutics, heuristics and paideia in the digital epistémè

Bernard Stiegler, Director of the Department of Cultural Development at the George Pompidou Center

2:45 pm

Break

2:55 pm

The Cognitive Nonconscious: Implications for Thinking in the Digital Age

Katherine Hayles, Professor in the Literature Program at Duke University

3:40 pm

Break

4:00 pm

Synthesis by Abigail De Kosnik, Assistant Professor for New Media, TDPS, BCNM, UC Berkeley

4:15 pm

Panel 2: Thinking Technologies: Reading the Digital Mind

Bernard Stiegler

Katherine Hayles

Warren Sack, Professor of Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz

David Bates, Professor of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley

5:00 pm

Reception, Sutardja Dai Atrium

Bios

David BatesDavid Bates
Professor of Rhetoic at UC Berkeley
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Francois Bon François Bon
Author and Co-Founder of publie.net
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James BridleJames Bridle
Writer, Artist, Publisher, and Technologist
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Martin GanteföhrMartin Ganteföhr
Writer/Game Director and Co-Founder of House of Tales
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katherine hayles
N. Katherine Hayles
Professor in the Literature Program at Duke University
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Greg NiemeyerGreg Niemeyer
Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media
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nicolas novaNicolas Nova
Professor at Geneva University of Arts and Design and founder of the Near Future Laboratory
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Warren SackWarren Sack
Professor of Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz
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StieglerBernard Stiegler
Director of the Department of Cultural Development at the George Pompidou Center, Paris
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Laura SydellLaura Sydell
NPR Digital Correspondent
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