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Two guest speakers announced for spring/summer 2015

The Digital Studies Seminar Series, in association with GradCAM @ DIT is delighted to announce two special guest speakers for the spring/summer semester of 2015.

Firstly, on the 29th of April we are delighted to host Dr. Gerald Moore (Durham University), who will give his paper entitled, “The Pharmacology of Addiction.”

Secondly, on the 20th of May we have the great honour of hosting the esteemed founder of the Digital Studies Network, Bernard Stiegler (via teleconference), who will give a paper on his current research concerning ‘Negentropy and Aesthetics.’

Both seminars will take place in Rathdown House on the new DIT campus at Grangegorman.

Two final seminar dates confirmed for 2014

The last two seminars for the 2014 calendar have been announced.

Both seminars will take place in  DIT’s teleconferencing suite on the new campus at Grangegorman. The seminar will include the participation of Durham University (lead by Dr. Gerald Moore).

The dates are as follows:

Wednesday 19 November 2014 — Supplementary Reading: “DOING AND SAYING STUPID THINGS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: bêtise and animality in deleuze and derrida.”

Wednesday 10 December 2014 — Supplementary Reading:

  1. The first chapter of Art Futures: ‘The Age of De-proletarianisation: Art and teaching art in post-consumerist culture’, by Bernard Stiegler.
  2. ‘The Proletarianization of Sensibility’, by Bernard Stiegler.

Discussion will revolve around the recent publication in English, of Symbolic Misery, Vol.1: The Hyperindustrial Epoch.


New Dates Announced for Digital Studies Seminar, Autumn 2014.

We are pleased to announce the Autumn 2014 series of Digital Studies Seminars. These will be centralised around a reading of Bernard Stiegler’s Symbolic Misery – Volume 1: The Hyperindustrial Epoch.

All three seminars will take place in the new Gradcam Seminar Room, on DIT’s new campus at Grangegorman.

The dates and topics of discussion are as follows:

Wednesday 24 September @ 17h30 – A Review of Stieglerian Terminology: An overview of terminology, and thus, of the concepts themselves. This will be very useful to anyone new to Stiegler’s writings.

Wednesday 15 October @ 17h30Stiegler and Heidegger: How, if at all, has Stiegler developed Heidegger’s theories?

Wednesday 29 October @ 17h30Stiegler and the Frankfurt School: How has Stiegler progressed and extended the Frankfurt Schools tradition of cultural critique?

We look forward to discussing the topics with everyone.

Digital Studies — Dublin Paris #1

Below is the inaugural Digital Studies conversation between IRI (Institute of Research and Innovation), Paris, and GradCAM (Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media), Dublin. The atelier took place on 12 May 2014. The conversation revolves primarily around Bernard Stiegler’s philosophical concept of the Pharmakon.

The two texts that were used to catalyse the conversation were the introduction to Technics and Time 1 (Pages 1–18), and “A rational theory of Miracles: On Pharmacology and Transindividuation” (An Interview with Bernard Stiegler). It is possible to annotate the video on line if you have an account on the Lignes de Temps platform.

The sound quality is not great at the Dublin end, because the conference was conducted over Google Hangouts. Nevertheless it is audible and we intend to improve this in the future.

Digital Studies Launched in Ireland

A new Digital Studies Seminar that encompasses participation from GradCAM@DIT and ATRL & DAH  @TCD started on Thursday 13 March 2014, in the Longroom Hub, Trinity College.

Starting in the autumn of 2014 the seminar will meet regularly with a view to discussing a text circulated several weeks in advance of the meeting. The seminar is affiliated with the Digital Studies Network inaugurated by the Institute for Research and Innovation, at the Pompidou Centre, in Paris, with a view to building an international forum for cultural critique and debate. The outcome of the seminar will be a joint publication.

The goal of the seminar is:

  • To promote transdisciplinary discussions in relation to a new field of inquiry entitled ‘Digital Studies’; Digital Studies is understood as including the impact of digital technologies on the construction of epistemology in techno-scientific domains as well as new areas of humanities research.
  • To explore the implications of Digital Studies as a praxis and as a means of reharnessing digital technologies for therapeutic means through new modes of editorialisation, new modes of teaching, new modes of research and new modes of artistic expression.
  • To found an annual international and bilingual publication / journal relating to findings discussed in the discourse.