VIDEOS AND PODCASTS

ENCOUNTERING THE ANTHROPOCENE: GEOLOGY, CULTURE, ETHICS. A podcast-article by myself published in Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. 12(1), pp.35–37.

What does the proclamation of the Anthropocene – an epoch in which the human is said to have become a geological agent and who’s had irreversible impact upon our planet (Kolbert, 2014; Klein, 2014) – mean for media and cultural studies? ­Reflecting on the crisis of human and nonhuman life as manifested in ongoing multispecies extinction, this contribution discusses how media and cultural studies can engage with the ‘geological turn’ (Ellsworth and Kruse, 2013). It also considers whether it makes sense to practice media and cultural studies from the ­perspective of deep, i.e. geological, time. 

Zylinska argues that this ‘naturecultural’ mode of thinking can be traced back to Raymond Williams’s idea of culture as ‘transformation of substance at a biological level’ (1997). Yet the Anthropocene may open up media and cultural studies to new ways of engaging with nature and culture, by raising questions about issues of distribution, environment and the privileging of the human as the central point of ethics (Zylinska 2015). At the same time, in its attention to both matter and ­discourse, media and cultural studies can help rein in some of the rhetorical excesses of the Anthropocene debate. Through its hermeneutic tools, it can also challenge an uncritical and moralistic focus on materiality that ‘the geological turn’ at times implies.

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CABLES, CAMERAS AND OTHER FOSSILS: MEDIA PASTS AND MEDIA FUTURES. Keynote address from ‘Mediating (Dis)Continuities: Contesting Pasts, Presents and Futures’: 6th European Communication Conference, organised under the auspices of European Communication Research and Education Association ECREA, Prague, 9-12.11.2016.

 

And here's a short interview about the keynote with with a student TV station at Charles University.

 

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OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2016

Video interview, recorded at Goldsmiths for the Open Access Week. (Open Access Week, running from 24-30 October 2016, is a global annual event that promotes Open Access as the new default in scholarship and research.) The video contains a few general remarks about open access but mainly concentrates on the Open and Hybrid Publishing Pilot. It also includes many screenshots of the Photomediations book.

Open Access Week interview with Joanna Zylinska from Goldsmiths, University of London on Vimeo.

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SUBJECTIVATION OF THE I/EYE: NONHUMAN VISION. Talk at the launch event for The Centre for Entangled Media Research on the theme of ‘Cybernetic Subjects and the Mediation of Trust and Empathy’,University of Lincoln, 24-25.05.2016.

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY AFTER THE HUMAN, OR HOW TO REIMAGINE THE ANTHROPOCENE, EXTINCTION AND THE ECO-ECO CRISIS WHILE THERE'S STILL TIME Presentation at 'After the Spectacular Image: Art, Architecture, and the Media of Climate Change', Environmental Humanities Symposium, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University, February 2016. Joint panel with Professor Robin Kelsey (Harvard).

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WHAT IS AN IMAGE WHEN THERE'S NO ONE TO SEE IT?: PHOTOGRAPHY AFTER THE HUMAN Keynote at the What Is an Image? conference, University of Copenhagen, 2015

 

 

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OPEN ACCESS MONOGRAPHS AND PUBLISHING MODELS: Collaborative Ways Forward Panel discussion at Goldsmiths, University of London, on 19th October 2015 as part of International Open Access Week with Martin Eve, (Senior Lecturer in Literature, Technology and Publishing, Birkbeck, University of London), Alison Jones, (Managing Editor, Open Access, Oxford University Press) Sarah Kember, (Professor of New Technologies of Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London and Goldsmiths Press) Peter Mandler, (Professor of History at the University of Cambridge and President of the Royal Historical Society), Joanna Zylinska (Professor of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London and Radical Open Access Group)

Open Access Monographs and Publishing Models: Collaborative Ways Forward from Goldsmiths, University of London on Vimeo.

 

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LIFE, DEATH AND EXTINCTION

MFA FINE ART AND MFA CURATING LECTURES 2015-2016, Goldsmiths, University of London, October 2015

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PHOTOGRAPHY AFTER EXTINCTION

Center for 21st Century Studies "After Extinction" Conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. May 1, 2015.

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WHAT DOES THE ANTHROPOCENE MEAN? Art, ethics and collaboration for a new geological era

Recording of an event that took place on Tuesday 18 November 2014 at GV Art Gallery in London

Discussion panel: Anaïs Tondeur, Jean-Marc Chomaz, Joanna Zylinska and chaired by Marius Kwint

This discussion offer an insight into collaborative art-science practices and ethical dilemmas in response to the proposition from many leading geologists that we should call our present era the ‘Anthropocene’ on account of our impact as a species upon the planet. There is little doubt among the scientific community that human activities have profoundly altered the natural course not only of the atmosphere, but also the biosphere (life on earth), the hydrosphere (water on earth) and the lithosphere (the earth itself). What artistic strategies can measure up to the enormous implications of this situation, and what are the ethical limitations to collaborative and creative research in this area? Expert panellists present their differing views and invite questions and contributions from the audience.

What does the Anthropocene mean? Art, ethics and collaboration for a new geological era from GV Art on Vimeo.

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OPEN AND HYBRID PUBLISHING Plenary presentation at the E-Space conference, Venice, October 2014.

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THE CREATIVE POWER OF NONHUMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

This is an illustrated talk from my visit to the School of Arts and Humanities, its Graduate Programme and the Research Group ‘Art Theories and Contemporary Media’, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico, in April 2014. The intros are in Spanish but the actual talk is in English (45 mins).

Conferencia Dra. Joanna Zylinska Capilla del Arte UDLAP from GI Más allá del texto UDLAP on Vimeo.

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MAKE: SHIFT

ResonanceFM Broadcasts

Making Conversations is a series that originally aired on Resonance104.4fm.


 

Episode 5: Bronac Ferran discusses new models of hybrid publishing in the internet era with guests Doug Sery, Senior Acquisitions Manager for New Media, Games Studies and Design at The MIT Press; Professor Joanna Zylinska of Goldsmiths Department of New Media and Communications, author of "Bioethics in the Age of New Media;" and Ben Pester, Podcasting Coordinator at Goldsmiths. What are the new models in relation to business, knowledge and information-sharing which are influencing academic publishing today? Can we start to predict future trends? What needs to change, when and why?

http://craftscouncil.org.uk/audio/Making_Conversations-Episode-5.mp3

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A VIDEO INTERVIEW with me (in Spanish) from the 2013 Biomediations festival in Mexico. It offers a general overview of the key themes from the festival (in Spanish) and features Paul Vanouse's beautiful project Ocular Revision in the background.

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This is a talk from my visit to the School of Arts and Humanities, its Graduate Programme and the Research Group ‘Art Theories and Contemporary Media’, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico, in April 2014. It develops further some of the ideas raised in my book, Bioethics in the Age of New Media, and my article, 'Bioethics Otherwise, or, How to Live with Machines, Humans, and Other Animals'.

 

Conferencia Dra. Joanna Zylinska UDLAP from GI Más allá del texto UDLAP on Vimeo.

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"What Can We Do with Crude Matter? The Golem Issue in AI, Art and Ethics"

Keynote talk at the Beyond the Artificial Intelligence conference at the University of Western Bohemia, Pilsen, November 2013

 

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Interview (in Spanish) for El Muro TV about the Transitio_MX festival (for which I served as Artistic Director)

 

 

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What are Biomediations?: an introduction to the symposium, May 2013 [the talk is in English, although the opening credits are in Spanish, as the symposium was a satellite event, held at Goldsmiths, of the Mexican festival Transitio]

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Interview for national radio of Mexico IMER about the Transitio_MX festival


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LIFE AFTER NEW MEDIA: an interview with Sarah Kember and Joanna Zylinska by Janneke Adema and Ben Craggs, Culture Machine Live, 12.03.2013.


 

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THE HUMAN AFTER THE POST-HUMANIST CRITIQUE, OR THE FANTASY OF INTERSPECIES ETHICS: Joanna Zylinska's keynote lecture as Media@McGill Beaverbrook Visiting Scholar, McGill University, 13.01.2011.

Summary

Podcast

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CREATIVE MEDIATION: Joanna Zylinska & Sarah Kember @ The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge, 17.05.2010.

 

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DIGITAL FUTURES, OR WHO IS AFRAID OF THE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER?: Joanna Zylinska at the Photographic Mediations symposium, Coventry University, 6.11.2008

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