Public space in the media city

My good friend from Melbourne, Scott McQuire, is here at Goldsmiths today to give a talk today (Monday 19 Sept, at 3pm in the Cinema/small hall). He’s the author of Visions of Modernity with Sage and The Look of Love (with photographs by Peter Lyssiotis), with Masterthief. Come and join us if you can. The details are here below. The Centre for Cultural Studies in the sponsor.

Details of lecture: by Scott McQuire (University of Melbourne)

Title of Talk: Public space in the media city

Starts: 15:00 – 19 September 2005 | Ends: 17:00 – 19 September 2005

Location: small hall. 3pm- 5pm. Goldsmiths Main Building. Monday 19th September

Cost: nil.

Paul Virilio argues that public space has given way to public image,
shifting the location of the public domain from the street to the
domestic display terminal. But what happens when the TV screen leaves
home and moves back into the city? The public domain of the 21st
century is no longer simply streets and plazas. But nor is it defined
solely by electronic space. Rather it emerges in the complex
interaction of material and immaterial spaces. In the hybrid spaces of
contemporary media cities, what forms of access and interaction might
support ‘democratic’ public space?


About john hutnyk

Writer on culture, cities, diaspora, history, film, prisons, colonialism, education, Marxism. Studied and taught in Australia at Deakin and Melbourne Universities; and in the UK in Manchester University’s Institute for Creative and Cultural Research; before moving to Goldsmiths in 1998, and becoming Academic Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies in 2004-2014. Has held visiting researcher posts in Germany at the South Asia Institute and Institute fur Ethnologie at Heidelberg University, and Visiting Professor posts in InterCultural Studies at Nagoya City University Japan, Zeppelin University and Hamburg University, Germany, Sociology at Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey and at the Graduate institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Immediate past adjunct Professor of RMIT University, Melbourne and GIAN Visiting Professor Jadavpur Uni Kolkata.
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One Response to Public space in the media city

  1. Cristobal says:

    hey John, on sunday we celebrated the chilean day in my new house. I lost the conference because we were cleaning all the day.I have a blog as well.

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