Media Addicts II

Media Addicts II

Date: 
05.02.2006 14:00
Festival edition: 
2006
Format: 
Panel
Location: 
Studio

Many people today surround themselves with a panoply of digital gadgets. Mobile phones and MP3-players, GPS and navigation systems, as well as a multiplicity of media channels for information and entertainment are part of their everyday lives. Wavering between the terror of consumption and comprehensive auto-surveillance, these 'Media Addicts' move through a world determined by technologies, in which the borders between the individual, media prostheses and the hybrid layers of cyberspace are blurred. How is our subjective perception of these 'augmented realities' changed by mobile media, and what are the effects on social cohesion and on the public sphere? Which desires and which necessities drive us to enter these extended media realities? Michael Bull (Brighton): SOUND NOSTALGIAS: IPOD CULTURE AND THE RHYTHMS OF LONGING Michael Bull's lecture deals with modified audio behaviour in the age of the iPod: e.g. the new penchant for collecting and archiving music as a form of audio nostalgia.. Janet Cardiff (Berlin): AUDIO / VIDEOWALKSThe artist Janet Cardiff discusses her audio and video walks, in which she primarily focuses on the complexity of our reality. Marie-Luise Angerer (Köln): MEDIAIAFFECT] Angerer works as a professor of gender media at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne. She makes the case that the uniqueness of (digital) media(art) is the affective addressing of the observer.

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