Marx and New media @ Duke University, NC, Usa - Conference 2012

THURSDAY (January 19, 2012)

2:00-3:15 PM
Friedl 225, Duke East CampusWorkshop: “Mediating Autonomia: Newness and Critique”Facilitators: Pooja Ragnan, Julie Levin Russo, David Bering-Porter, Anton Soderman
4:00-5:30 PM
Friedl Building, Room 225
Donald Pease Jr. lecture: "Pip, Moby-Dick and Melville's Novel Governmentality"
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke East CampusU.S. Premiere of Marx_Reloaded Film viewing, director Q&A, discussion, and reception

FRIDAY (January 20, 2012)
All events in John Hope Franklin Center 240, Duke Central Campus

8:30 AM
Opening Remarks from Mark Hansen and Fredric Jameson
9:15 AM
Media Activism (Moderator: Michael Swacha)Rodrigo Savazoni (Universidade Federal do ABC) and Cicero Inacio da Silva (Universidade Federal of Juiz de Fora), “The Emergence of a Decentralized Form of Activism in Brazil”
James Clark (York University), “Masking/Marking Class Struggle: The Role of New Media in Egypt’s Revolution”
Luke Stark (New York University), “#ows and the Digital Nomos”

10:45 AM
Labor and Class (Moderator: Lisa Klarr)Ben Morton (University of Iowa), “Online Exploitation: They reCAPTCHA Your Work, One Word at a Time"
David Bering-Porter (Brown University), “Embodied Autonomy: Undead Labor in the Zombie and the Virus”
Marco Deseriis (The New School), “Is Anonymous a New Form of Luddism?”

12:30 PM
All participants are invited to attend a special lunch seminar, “The Tea Party, Obama, and the Politics of Occupy: A Conversation with Donald Pease Jr.”,in Franklin Center 240 (Moderator: Robyn Wiegman)

2:00 PM
Emergent Bodies and Embodiments (Moderator: Amanda Starling Gould)Jacob Peters (University of Southern California), “Breathing Life into 0s and 1s”
Scott Sundvall (Bowling Green State University), “Potentiality and Possibility: Technology, Language, and Desire”
Jim Hodge (University of Chicago), "Precarious Time"
Olivia Banner (Rice University), “Health 2.0: Biocapital's New Clothes?”
Respondent: Mark Olson (Duke University, Professor of Visual and Media Studies)

4:00 PM
Queerness (Moderator: Zach Blas)Jacob Gaboury (New York University), “Against Productivity: On the Queer Logic of Computation”
Micha Cárdenas (University of Southern California), “Queer Porn as Postcapitalist Virus”
Julie Levin Russo (Brown University), “Queer Labor? Online Workers in theTelevision Factory”
Pinar Yoldas (Duke University), “Speculative Biologies: A Queer Critique of Techno-Capitalism”

6:00 PM
Art (Moderator: John Stadler)Elaine Gan (University of California - Santa Cruz), “Mapping Time”
Andrew Stefan Weiner (University of California, Berkeley), “Brecht’s Cauliflowers, Super Mario’s Clouds: Promises of Freedom in Contemporary Art”
Patrick LeMieux (Duke University), “Open House”
Pedro Lasch (Duke University), “The Poverty of New Media: Social Experimentation and Critical Art”

SATURDAY (January 21, 2012)All events in John Hope Franklin Center 240, Duke Central Campus

9:00 AM
Collective Production in New Media (Moderator: Melody Jue)Chuck Tryon (Fayetteville State University), “Curating Audiences, or Using Social TV to Mobilize”
Calvin Hui (Duke University), “Digitizing Rubbish”
Pooja Rangan (The New School), “Child’s Play: Tactics of Immaterial Child Labor in Contemporary Humanitarian Media”
Respondent: Victoria Szabo (Duke University, Professor of Visual Studies and New Media, Director of Information Science and Information Studies) 

10:40 AM
New Political Economy (Moderator: Clarissa Lee)Sangmin Kim(George Mason University), “Surplus Subjects and Their Surplus Practices through New Media in Korea”
Benjamin Robertson (University of Colorado at Boulder), “The Political Economy of New Media and Education”
Robert Topinka (Northwestern University), “Privatizing a Decentered Commons: Intellectual Property and the Author in Digital Space”
1:30 PM
Games and Virtual Worlds (Moderator: Gerry Canavan)Stephanie Boluk (Vassar College), “State of Play: Procedural Love and Ludic Labor"Alenda Chang (University of California, Berkeley), “Land’s Labors Lost: Farm Games and the Counter-Pastoral”
Kenneth Rogers (University of California, Riverside), “Technologies of Management: Digital Labor, Human Capital, and the Attention Economy”
Braxton Soderman (Miami University), “Benjamin and Brecht Play Chess: Critiquing the Industry of Innovation in Contemporary Game Production”
3:30 PM
Cognitive Capitalism (Moderator: Karim Wissa)Robert Prey (Simon Fraser University), “Networks of Exclusion, Networks of Exploitation: Marx as a Network Theorist”
Pieter Lemmens (Wageningen University and Research Centre), “Liberating the Common from Cognitive Capitalism: On the Organology and Pharmacology of the General Intellect”
Matteo Pasquinelli (Queen Mary University of London), “Machinic Capitalism and Network Surplus Value: Towards a Political Economy of the Turing Machine”
Laurel Ahnert (Georgia State University), “Information as a Commodity Form and its Relation to the (Racialized) Surveillance Subject in Hasan Elahi’s Tracking Transience”

5:30 PM
Keynote (Moderator: Michael Hardt, Duke University Program in Literature)Alex Galloway (NYU)
Ricardo Dominguez (UCSD)
McKenzie Wark (The New School)

7:30 PM
Closing RemarksKatherine Hayles, Duke University Program in Literature