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Symposium to discuss networks and power


The Networks and Power symposium will be held 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, in the MacMillan Hall Great Room at Miami University. The symposium is part of the 2011-2012 Altman Fellows Program and is sponsored by Miami's Humanities Center.

Networks and Power brings guests together for a day of presentations, discussions and critical interventions on the relations between power and networks. This symposium suggests that contemporary network dynamics have deep and perhaps unexpected roots in earlier forms of information and circulation.

Two keynote speeches will be presented: “Drone Media,” Lisa Parks, professor of film and Media Studies at UC- Santa Barbara and author of Cultures in Orbit: Satellites and the Televisual, 10:30-11:45 a.m.; “Imagining Networks, Feeling Power,” Wendy Chun, professor of modern culture and media at Brown University and author of Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics, 2:30-3:45 p.m.

The program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Miami's Humanities Center.


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