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Elemental Media Conference

October 16-18, 2024
A three-day conference of panels, screenings, and performances exploring the force of the elemental in and beyond media studies.

An IGNITE Series Campus Project

Hosted by the Department of Modern Culture and Media’s Elemental Media Lab (EML)

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Elemental Media Conference
October 16-18, 2024
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

The 2024 Elemental Media Conference will bring together an interdisciplinary collective of scholars, artists, students, and community members to explore questions of the elemental in and beyond media studies. Over the course of three days, participants will engage in collaborative sessions taking the form of moderated conversations between leading scholars and practitioners, research presentations, keynote roundtables, film screenings, as well as the last ever performance of artist Julie Tolentino’s HONEY and a featured lecture by Naomi Klein in conversation with Macarena Gómez-Barris and Bonnie Honig. This event develops out of a departmental initiative to bring questions of ecological and deep temporal inquiry to the study of media in line with turns in the field at large, such as media archaeology, media ecologies, bio-mediatics, the study of non and inhuman forms, and of technologies and techniques of power.

Also supported by the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Culture and Media Studies and Environmental Humanities at Brown (EHAB).


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