Workshops, exhibits and other events held by the ACT Lab.
Talk by Matt Greaves, “Cobblestones and Class: Territory and Technology in the Composition of Protest.” In the ACT Lab, March 15th, 2013, 3pm.
Recurring Questions of Technology: A Brief History of Consciousness and Learning. UBC/SFU Summer Institute, July 9-13, 2012. Andrew Feenberg is a featured lecturer and will be discussing “Heidegger and The Recurring Questions of Technology,” July 13. For more information click here.
Andrew Feenberg, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Technology at Simon Fraser University spoke in Berlin at the transmediale 2k+12 conference: Ten Paradoxes of Technology: transmediale Marshall Mcluhan Lecture 2012
Don Ihde, Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Stonybrook College, visited Vancouver between November 10 and 12, 2010. Graduate students and ACT lab members had the opportunity to meet him and engage in an informal discussion on his “post-phenomenological” perspective of technology on the 11th.
Brian Wynne, Professor of Science Studies at the Lancaster University, UK, was in Vancouver for a series of events in June 2010. He came by the lab on June 7, 2010 for an informal discussion with lab members on science and technology studies.
“Technology and the Extension of Human Capabilities”: Clive Lawson, Fellow and Director of Studies at Girton College and Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Economics, Cambridge (UK), was in Vancouver for the summer of 2009 as a Visiting Scholar in the ACT lab. He gave a talk on July 30th, 2009 on his current research.
From McLuhan to Web 2.0: A one-day panel held in the Applied Communication Technology (ACT) Lab from 1:30PM to 3:00PM of May 9th, 2008. Featured presenters and titles for the panel were:
1. Maria Bakardjieva, U of Calgary (http://www.ucalgary.ca/~bakardji/): “Web 2.0 in Everyday Life”
2. Theo Hug, Innsbruk U (http://homepage.uibk.ac.at/~c60357/): “The Competence of Framing Media Literacy and Media Literacy as Framing Competence”
3. Norm Friesen, Thompson Rivers U ( http://www.learningspaces.org/n/): “McLuhan & Mediawissenshaften: Canadian contributions to Media Studies in German-Speaking Europe”
For more information about presenters’ title: Abstract of Papers
(Re)Inventing the Internet:a one-day workshop featuring cutting-edge research from the upcoming Applied Communication Technology (ACT) Labbook. On Friday, February 23, 2007, in the Segal Graduate School of Business (500 Granville St.), 4800 Policy Room, between 10am-4pm. [more ]
Enigmas: a solo exhibition by Andrew Feenberg.
Film and Perception: Editor, sound designer, director and author Walter Murch was in Vancouver February 15-17 for a series of events. He spoke at a roundtable event with SFU Professors Andrew Feenberg, Laura Marks and Martin Laba.
Bourgeois Philosophy? A lecture with Robert Pippin: Robert Pippin is the Raymond W. and Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor, Committee on Social Thought and Department of Philosophy
Alphaville: Screening and Discussion. On Feb. 10 in the ACT Lab, Neil Narine hosted a screening and group discussion of Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville (1965), a film that examines the role of technology in a totalitarian future.
The Digital Self: Identity Theft and Security: Mark Poster, one of the first academics to provide critical commentary on the Internet, spoke at the ACT Lab Distinguished Speaker Series. He offers provocative insight into the destabilization of identity, a concern highlighted by the rising tide of identity theft.
Collecting on the Barricades during Paris May Events of 1968: Andrew Feenberg spoke on collecting the Paris May ’68 posters, newsletters, leaflets – and other similar ephemeral material of the daily “revolution/uprising” in the streets of Paris at the Simon Fraser University Library’s Share the Enthusiasm Lecture Series. [PDF Link ]
Informal dicussion with Graeme Kirkpatrick: During the 2005 DiGRA conference, Graeme Kirkpatrick, professor at the University of Manchester and author of Critical Technology: A Social Theory of Personal Computing (2004, Ashgate Press), meet with Game Lab researchers and other members of the ACT Lab to discuss his work on gaming, personal computing and Feenberg’s critical theory of technology.
Special Colloquium on Video Game Law: On November 29th, Jon Festinger (entertainment lawyer, UBC Law Professor and author of Video Game Law (2005 LexisNexus)), held a special lecture of “Video Game Law,” a third year course at the UBC School of Law, in the ACT Lab. The seminar and roundtable discussion on a variety of legal issues relating to digital games was attended by Game Lab researchers, law students from UBC and UVic, as well as Eric Gross, a partner at Gowlings (Toronto) and copyright expert. The colloquium was broadcast live (via videoconferencing) to the University of Victoria Law School, and was followed by an open “gaming” session that pitted SFU grad students against UBC law students.
Streets: Photographic exhibit by Andrew Feenberg: “A good street photograph provokes thought and even wonder at human strangeness. The pictures on disply in this exhibit are a modest attempt to witness this strangeness with humor and sympathy.”
The Vancouver Workshop: Technology, Culture and Cognition:
Organized by the Applied Communication and Technology Laboratory at Simon Fraser University and The University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy.