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The University of Southampton
Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media

Consortium Panel Session Event

16:00 - 18:00
12 May 2014
Winchester Gallery, Westside

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

Event details

Designing Techno-Political Realities and Imaginaries - WSA, UC San Diego and Parsons School of Design

This panel session publicly inaugurates a consortium between Winchester School of Art, University of California at San Diego and Parsons School of Design (New School), New York.

The event will bring together academics from UC San Diego and Parsons School of Design to give the following papers:

Benjamin H. Bratton: "On Platform-Based Robotics"


Benjamin H. Bratton is a theorist whose work spans Philosophy, Art and
Design. He is Associate Professor of Visual Arts and faculty coordinator
of the MFA program; and Director ofThe Center for Design and Geopolitics
at the University of California, San Diego. Starting in Summer 2014, he is
also Professor at The European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
His next book, The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty, is forthcoming from
MIT Press

Jordan Crandall: "The Materiality of Drones"


Jordan Crandall is Head of the Visual Arts Department at the University of
California, San Diego. An artist and theorist, his work has been shown
internationally.He is the 2011 winner of the Vilém Flusser Theory Award
for outstanding theory and research-based digital arts practice, given by
the Transmediale in Berlin in collaboration with the Vilém Flusser Archive
of the University of Arts, Berlin.

Ed Keller: "Shadow Ecologies, An Alternate Biopolitical History"


Ed Keller is Director of the Center for Transformative Media at The New
School, and Associate Professor at Parsons The New School for Design.
Designer, professor, writer, musician and multimedia artist. Prior to
joining Parsons, he taught at Columbia Univ. GSAPP [1998-2010] and SCIArc
[2004-09]. With Carla Leitao he co-founded AUM Studio, an architecture
and new media firm that has produced residential projects, competitions,
and new media installations in Europe and the US. He has spoken on
architecture, film, technology and ecology internationally. Current
research seminars at Parsons include Post-Planetary Design, and The
Radical Future of Guitar. Ed has been an avid rockclimber for over 30

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