The Squared Horizon: The Frames and Trajectories of Paul Virilio
6 June 2014. Nottingham Trent University
In Desert Screen, Paul Virilio suggests the notion of a ‘squared horizon’ as a way of envisioning the interposition of the screen, multiple screens, in matters of war, conflict and international relations. Yet, the ‘squared horizon’ might also function as a starting point for bringing together the various frames and trajectories which make up Virilio’s oeuvre. The ‘squared horizon’ evokes the fragmented, pixelated existence of late capitalism, the perpetual dividing up of time into ever smaller units, the deferred, bracketed out future, put aside in favour of the instantaneous and immediate, the impact of urbanization with its grid systems and blocks on our experience of space, time and identity.
We are pleased to present a one-day conference focusing on the work of Paul Virilio organized around theme of the squared horizon.
Attendance to the conference is free but please reserve your place here so we have an idea of numbers.
Conference Schedule (room tbc)
9.30 Registration and Coffee
The Big Night: Into the Ultracity - John Armitage, University of Southampton
11.30 SQUARING OFF – VIRILIO AND SPACE
The secret underground bunkers do exist!!! - Michael Mulvihill, Artist.
The Negative Abyss - Mark Featherstone, Keele University
Topological Variations in Virilio’s Le Futurisme de l’instant - Enda Mccaffrey, Nottingham Trent University
14.00 SQUARING CIRCLES – VIRILIO AND TIME
War and Post-War: Memory and European Identity in Paul Virilio’s Phenomenology of Modern Technology - Neil Turnbull, Nottingham Trent University
Concepts and Catrastophes: Jean Baudrillard and Paul Virilio - Gerry Coulter, Bishop’s University, Canada
15.30 SQUARE HEADS – VIRILIO AND THE DIGITAL IMAGINATION
Framing the Criminal - Sophie Fuggle, Nottingham Trent University
The digi-child and dromospheric sensibility - Felicity Coleman, Manchester Metropolitan University
Inner screens and cybernetic battlefields: Paul Virilio and Robocop - Brian Sudlow, Aston University
5pm Close of Conference followed by Conference dinner in Nottingham (details tbc)
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