Program

Friday, March 11, 2016

12:00–12:30     WELCOME
12:30–13:00     INTRODUCTION
 Axel Volmar (McGill University) and Kyle Stine (University of Maryland, Baltimore County): Timely Meditations: Introduction to Hardwired Temporalities
13:00–14:30     SESSION 1 – Temporal Regimes 1
 Sarah Sharma (University of Toronto): The Accoutrements of Time-Management
 Marisa Leavitt Cohn (IT University of Copenhagen): Lifetimes and Legacies: Lived Temporal Relations of Infrastructure
14:30–15:00     BREAK
15:00–16:30     SESSION 2 – Temporal Regimes 2
Christina Vagt (Humboldt University in Berlin): How God Entered the Machine:
The Medieval Origins of Occidental Time

16:30–17:00     BREAK
17:00–18:30     KEYNOTE LECTURE
 John Durham Peters (University of Iowa): The Suspension of Irreversibility:
The Fundamental (and Futile) Task of Media
18:30                  RECEPTION

 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

9:30–10:00       WELCOME TABLE
10:00–11:30     SESSION 3 – Time-Critical Media Practices 1
Florian Sprenger (University of Frankfurt):Temporalities of Instantaneity: Electric Wires and the Media of Immediacy
Mara Mills (New York University): Aural Speed Reading and the History of Audio Time Compression
11:30–12:00     BREAK
12:00–13:30     SESSION 4 – Time-Critical Media Practices 2
 Dylan Mulvin (McGill University): The Y2K Bug and the Politics of Technological Repair
 James J. Hodge (Northwestern University): Lateral Time 
13:30–15:00     LUNCH BREAK
15:00–16:30     SESSION 5 – Temporalities of Infrastructures
Nicole Starosielski (New York University): Temperatures and Temporalities of Digital Media
16:30                  WRAP-UP
 Jonathan Sterne (McGill University)