The Body and the Machine Screen Studies Group 10th Annual Postgraduate Training Day, Saturday 27 February 2016

Body and the Machine

Still from Mato Atom’s Seagulls, 2013

Venue: Woburn Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House
Date: Saturday 27 February 2016
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

This day is dedicated to the investigation of the relationship between our bodies, the various screens we encounter and the images they bring us. Our gestures large and small, our habits, our ready adaptation to the infiltration of gadgets call up a series of questions as to how to approach research of Screen Media.



Registration: 9:30-10:00

10:00   Welcome, Rachel Moore (Goldsmiths), Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck)

10:30   Tea & coffee

11:00   Morning Panel: The Ephemeral Object of Study
Jenny Chamarette (Queen Mary): ‘What am I looking at? Phenomenological approaches to the moving image in the age of digital media.’
Lucy Reynolds (Central St Martins): ‘Disciplining Ephemeral Practices’

1:00 – 2:15   Lunch break

2:15   Afternoon panel
Matthew Fuller (Goldsmiths): ‘Just Fun Enough to go Completely Mad About: on games, procedures and amusement’
Richard MacDonald (Goldsmiths): ‘Projecting for the Spirits’

4:30   Reception


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