Radical media, politics and culture.

Globalization, Technology and Media Conference, Milwaukee, April 25-27, 2002

Transmissions: Globalization, Technology, Media

Thursday, April 25, 2002 - Saturday, April 27, 2002

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, The Hefter Center

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The contemporary characters of technology, communication networks, and the arts have all been affected by world-wide trends, now often designated by the short-hand, "globalization." Against this background, the conference aims to expand on recent scholarship and suggest new ways of thinking about
the interaction among media forms and technologies (both broadly defined) in the global contexts and corresponding notions of transmission, flows, journeys, passage-ways and currents. The conference gathers approaches that push the definitions of media technology and globalization, considering
these terms theoretically, historically, or as fodder for invention, art, and fabulation.

* 6:00-7:30 Electronic Art *

Rejane Spitz, PUC Rio University, Brazil, "'Techknowledge'-
it's high time we incorporate experience and diversity into
those chips"
* 7:30-9:00 Reception *

---- FRIDAY, April 26 ----

* 8:00-8:45 Breakfast *

* 8:45-9:15 Introduction: Patrice Petro and Tasha Oren *

* 9:15-10:45 Cultural Policy and Globalization *

Toby Miller, New York University, "The New International

Division of Cultural Labor"

Ben Goldsmith, Australian Key Centre, "Cultural Diversity

and Globalization: New Challenges for Cultural Policy"

* 10:45-11:00 Coffee break *

* 11:00-12:30 Cultural Control, Cultural Evasion *

Leonard Foner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Crypto
Regs, Copyright Grabs, and Computational Monocultures: Fear,
Greed and Destruction of the Digital Commons"

Roger Sugden, University of Birmingham, UK, "Economic Network

* 12:30-1:30 Lunch *

* 1:30-3:00 Television Flows *

Susan Ohmer, University of Notre Dame, "Negotiating the Future:
Local Media Markets in a Transnational Environment"

Jerome Bourdon, Tel Aviv University, "Is Television a Global
Medium? A Historical View"

* 3:00-3:15 Coffee break *

* 3:15-4:45 Free Exchange? *

Brian Larkin, Columbia University, "Piracy, Infrastructure, and the
Materiality of Media Transmission" Sandra Braman, University of Alabama,

"Globalization of the Law:

Digital Information Technologies and the Post-Law Era"

* 4:45-7:30 Dinner Break *

* 7:30-9:00 Pengachu to the People! *

Rehmi Post, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Computer
Hardware and the Future of Globalization"

* 9:00-10:30 Reception *

---- SATURDAY, April 27 ----

* 8:15-9:15 Breakfast *

* 9:15-10:45 Internet Activism and Minority Publics *

Annabelle Sreberny, University of Leicester, UK , "Unsuitable Coverage..."

Anna Everett, University of California-Santa Barbara, "The Revolution
Will Be Digitized: Afrocentricity and the Digital Public Sphere"

* 10:45-11:00 Coffee break *

* 11:00-12:30 Global Appropriations *

Mark Poster, University of California-Irvine, "Cultural
Transmissions: The Case of Bert Laden"

Timothy Taylor, Columbia University, "Collecting, Consumption, and
Curatorship in the Music of Bill Laswell"

* 12:30-1:30 Lunch *

* 1:30-3:00 Living on-line *

Peter Sands, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, "Hybridity"

Steve Jones, University of Illinois-Chicago, "@henryparkesmotel.com"

* 3:00- 3:15 Coffee Break *

* 3:15-4:45 Genres and the Transnational Economy *

Patricia Mellencamp, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, "Economies
of Fear: Death and the Market"

Anne Ciecko, University of Massachussetts- Amherst, "Muscles, Market
Value, Telegenesis, Cyberpresence: The New Asian Movie Star in a
Global Economy of Masculine Images"

* 6:30 Dinner Reception for conference participants *


For more information, directions, and free registration, please visit: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CIE/AOP/tech-conf.html or e-mail us at cie@uwm.edu

The conference is sponsored by The Center for International Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (co-sponsored by inova and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies)