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Friday, March 25

Virtual Matters: Rethinking Image and Reality in Art History
8:45 am to 5:15 pm
online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Department of History of Art and Architecture, History of Art and Architecture Graduate Student Organization and Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences


8:45-9:00am: Virtual coffee

9:00-9:15am: Welcome, Ellen Larson 9:15-9:45am: Keynote, Barbara London

9:45-10:45am: Panel 1 ACTIVATED VIRTUALITIES

Jori Snels, University of Amsterdam

“The in-between-space: Reimaginations of virtual being in aaajiao’s + Lu Yang’s videogame art”

Sarah Myers, Stony Brook University

“When a Black Man’s Blue: HBO’s: Watchmen and the Draw of the Alternate History Genre”

Frederica Simmons, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota "Ephemeral Movements: Mapping Anti-Racist Protest Art"

10:45-11:15am: Alison, Langmead, Faculty Respondent + Audience Q&A
11:15-11:30am: Break

11:30am-12:30pm: Panel 2 VIRTUAL PRACTICALITIES

Luise Mörke, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

“Insubstantial Actualities: The digital and the analogue in Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria (2021)”

Gene Anthony Santiago-Holt, University of Delaware “Noise, Performance, and Puerto Rican (Taino) Futurism”

Xiaofan Wu, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University "A Live Stream that May Last for Years"

12:30-1:00pm: Josh Ellenbogen, Faculty Respondent + Audience Q&A

1:00-2:00pm: Break

2:00-2:40pm: Panel 3 - GEOSPATIAL BORDERS

Cindy Evans, Florida State University

“Frieder Nake and the Ethics of Cold War Computer Art”

Clara Royer Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

“Allocating the Bandwidth: Slow-Scan and the New World Information Order (1978-1990)” 2:40-3:10pm: Jennifer Josten, Faculty Respondent + Audience Q&A

3:10-3:30pm: Break

3:30-4:30pm: Panel 4 - FUTURISTIC REALITIES

Isaiah Bertagnolli, University of Pittsburgh

“‘More Human than Human’: Virtual Humanisms in the Blade Runner Universe”

Sophia Salinas, Southern Methodist University

“Cyber Touch: The Body and Transgression in Cyberfeminist Art Practices”

Cory Wayman, University of Utah

“She Lies, She Cries: Currencies of Affect, Beauty & Performance in Leah Rachel’s Curious Female Casting Couch (2017)”

4:30-5:00pm: Terry Smith, Faculty Respondent + Audience Q&A

5:00-5:15pm: Closing remarks, Ellen Larson


Meeting ID: 999 5903 3357

Passcode: virtual