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Masked Media: On Open Humanities, Living Books and Pirate Philosophy

Please join us for a lecture entitled Masked Media: On Open Humanities, Living Books and Pirate Philosophy to be given by Professor Gary Hall

This talk will focus on some of the radical open access projects that explore new ways of creating, publishing and circulating knowledge and research: Open Humanities Press, Liquid Books, Living Books About Life, Pirate Philosophy, Photomediations: An Open Book and after.video. These projects constitute a plurality of forms of intervention that respond to specific issues across a number of different sites -- art, activism, education, business, culture, politics, technology and the media. Their shared aim is to disarticulate the existing hegemonic playing field and foster instead a variety of antagonistic spaces that can contribute to the development of counter-institutions and counter- environments. In this respect, the projects – which are all run collaboratively and collectively, on a non-profit basis – are concerned not only with representing or critiquing the world, but also with intra-acting with the world in order to make (other) things happen. The talk will end by introducing a new project that has only just been launched: a postdigital arts and humanities research centre called The Post Office, that brings together media theorists, practitioners, artists, activists and pirates from around the world. It is not just a research center, however; it is also a project that endeavours to make a performative intervention in its own right. Speaker: Gary Hall is a media theorist working in the areas of art, politics and technology. He is Professor of Media and Performing Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at Coventry University, UK, where he is director of The Post Office (previously the Centre for Disruptive Media), a post-digital arts and humanities research centre that brings together media theorists, practitioners, artists activists and pirates.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: VP for Research
Time: 12:00
Location: Creative Zone, Boole Library, UCC
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Eoghan Ó Carragáin

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