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Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media

Global Futures Speaker Series - Ken Hollings Event

16:00 - 18:00
30 October 2013
Lecture Theatre B, Eastside Building, Winchester School of Art

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Victoria Walters at .

Event details

Welcome to the Labyrinth

Overview: Reality is now a videogame that runs itself. Not even the Minotaur is safe inside his Labyrinth. In this talk Ken Hollings reveals how our relationship with media and machines is far more dynamic, unstable and stimulating than we have previously allowed ourselves to believe. Rather than offering arguments for the interdisciplinary nature of communication design, this perception suggests that communication design is the perfect platform for the pursuit of interdisciplinary thinking. With the power to give shape to what has hitherto only existed in the mind, he argues contend, communication design becomes modern thought. Anything less would be unthinkable.

Bio: Ken Hollings is a writer, broadcaster, cultural theorist and lecturer based in London. He is the author of the books Destroy All Monsters (Marion Boyars) and Welcome to Mars (Strange Attractor Press); and his work has appeared in numerous journals, reviews and anthologies. He has written and presented critically acclaimed programmes for BBC Radio 3, Radio 4, NPS in Holland, ABC Australia and Resonance 104.4 FM; and has given readings, lectures and presentations at such places as the Royal Institution, the British Library, Tate Britain, Wellcome Institute, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the École de Recherche Graphique in Brussels, the Berlin Akademie der Künste and the Venice Biennale. For more information please go to or follow @hollingsville.

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