FORCE OF METADATA Stiegler et al Nov 29 2008

An event organized by MRC & CCS: FORCE OF METADATA

Symposium, Saturday, November 29th 2008, 9.30 am – 18.30 pm
Goldsmiths Media Research Centre and Centre for Cultural Studies, London

Speakers:

Bernard Stiegler (Centre Pompidou, Paris): The Alternative of Metadata: Automated Voluntary Servitude or Economy of Contribution

Götz Bachmann (Goldsmiths): The Power of Metadata Time
Yuk Hui (Goldsmiths): The Production of Networks and the Networks of Production
Kuan Foo (Bocconi): Innovation, Metadata and Firm Growth
Harry Halpin (Edinburgh): Metadata and the Dialectics of Post-humanism
Stanza (Artist, London): The Emergent City
Lev Manovich (UC San Diego): Title to be announced.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Artist, Montreal): Antimonuments and Subsculptures

Metadata rules the web. Its power goes beyond merely ordering descriptions of data. Metadata administers access, pre-decides preferences, enables surveillance, automates transtextuality, and shapes our experience. As metadata management becomes more and more effective and ubiquitous, it is time to ask: Are we witnessing the birth of a new regime of attention, of media control and media power? What are its chances, constraints and power relations? How does a social imaginary operate with the means and within
the limits of metadata management? Can metadata acquire the power to generate content? Is it, indeed, productive itself?

Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths, University of London

Saturday, November 29th 2008, 9.30 am – 18.30 pm, followed by a drinks
reception

Access is free. To attend this event, please email Elisabeth
Baumann-Meurer <e.baumann-meurer[AT]gold.ac.uk>

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