SLSA 07 Materials Repository
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Session 01 | Thursday, 1 November
| 4pm ‚ 5.30
01.a What's in a Name?
Chair: William S. Lynn
Speaker: Marion W. Copeland, "Animal Fantasies and
Animal Autobiographies or Blatant Anthropomorphism? Naturalist Novels or Nature
Fakers? Sentimental or Subversive?"
Speaker: Lisa G. Brown, "The Speaking Animal: Graphic Novels and the
Voices of Nonhumans"
01.b Roundtable: Code
Video: Image as Text
Speaker: Danielle Georges
Speaker: Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo
01.c Coding the Brain
as Cultural Organ Through Art, Diagram, and Memoir
Chair: Melissa Littlefield
Speaker: Melissa Littlefield, "'Here still be
dragons': Coding Neuroscience as Ancient Cartography"
01.d Literature of
Matter; Literature That Matters
Angela Campbell, "Georgiana
Molloy and the Code of Modernity"
(Word) Art and the Natural
Chair: Christopher Todd Anderson
Speaker: Håkan Sandgren, "The Code of Nature in
Modern Swedish Poetry"
Speaker: Christopher Todd Anderson, "'To Woo the
Fearful Small': From Invertebrates to Microbes in Contemporary American Poetry"
Speaker: Mara Adamitz Scrupe, "Survival
Principle: the Art of Nurturing Nature"
Monsters, Literary Hoaxes, and the MiB: from the Saucerian Archives of Gray
Chair: Sandy Baldwin
Speaker: Sandy Baldwin, "The Great Hoax: Gray Barker's saucerian writings
and the limit of techno-scientific discourse"
Speaker: Nick Perich, "They Knew Too Much:
The Men in Black and the Ends of Knowledge"
Speaker: Nick Hales, "How to Make a Myth:
The Flatwoods Monster as Cyborg"
Respondent: Rich Doyle
Mediality and the Deleuzean Differential
Chair: Vera Bühlmann
Speaker: Klaus Wassermann, "The Dimensions of
Meta=reading Gertrude Stein with Gilles Deleuze"
01.h Elements of Poetry
Chair: Ellen Moll
Speaker: Katherine Bash, "Perceptual Poetry: The
Case of Janus Shade"
Speaker: Douglas Basford, "'It won't be easy and
can't be a pleasure': Aaron Kunin's Binary Hand-Alphabet Translations of Pound
Speaker: Ellen Moll, "Mathematics and Metaphor in the Poetry of
Speaker: Annie Finch, "The Metrical Code:
Poetry's Wordless Language"
Session 02 | Thursday, 1 November
| 5.45 ‚ 7.15
and/as New Media
Chair: Pawel Frelik
Speaker: Edmond Chang, "'How ya doin', mon?':
Coding and Coded Race in World of Warcraft"
Speaker: Paul Youngman, "Pulling History or
Pushing an Agenda? Twentieth-Century German History and the World Wide Web in
Erich Loest's Reichsgericht (Supreme Court)" » Conference paper
Speaker: Kimberly De Vries, "Coding Reality: From
the Spells of Neil Gaiman to the Programs of Second Life"
the Same Old Song: Technology, Communication, and Gender
Chair: Ann McClellan
Speaker: Evelyn Stiller, "Breaking the Code:
Are Women's Voices Heard Online?"
Speaker: Cathie LeBlanc, "Coding Women: Female
Avatars in Online Communities"
Speaker: Ann McClellan, "Of Mouse and
(Wo)Man?: Decoding the Masculine and Encoding the Feminine in Hypertext Theory"
Warming, Hurricane Katrina, and Aerial Navigation: Excursions in Green Science
Chair: Robert Markley
Speaker: Sidney Perkowitz, "Temperature
Sensors: Cultural Indicators of Global Warming on Screen"
Speaker: Robert Markley, "Climate Change,
Techno-Fixes, and Systems Theory"
Speaker: Bart H. Welling, "Coding the Storm:
Hurricane Katrina and the Rise of Twenty-First Century Hurricane Discourse"
Speaker: Denice Turner, "Remapping the Earth:
Aerial Codes and Human Perception of the Physical World"
02.e Automata and
Enchantment in Early Modern English Literature
Chair: Wendy Hyman & Justin Kolb
Speaker: Justin Kolb, "'What fine chisel could
ever yet cut breath?': The Technology of Character in The Winter's Tale" » Conference paper
Speaker: Erin Labbie, "Historical
Materialism and Automata in Volpone"
Speaker: Wendy Hyman, ""Mathematical experiments of long silver pipes': The
Renaissance Trope of the Mechanical Bird"
02.f On the Animated
and the Automated: Genealogies of Life, Media, and Duration
Chair: Orit Halpern
Speaker: Orit Halpern, "'On the Malevolent
Vitality of Inanimate Objects': Temporality, Abstraction, and Difference in
Art, Anthropology, and Cybernetics"
Speaker: Robert Mitchell, "Vitality,
Digitality, and the 'Newness' of Media"
Speaker: Phillip Thurtle, "Biology Beyond the Fold: The temporal Virtuosity
of the Animated Gene"
02.h Rhetoric of Science
Chair: Sean Miller
Speaker: Travis Williams, "Mathematical Tales: The
Failure of Narrative in Early Modern Arithmetic"
Speaker: Sean Miller, "Substantiating Strings:
String Theory Popularizations and the Domestication of the Planck Scale"
Recoding the Posthuman: Genetics, Language, and Animal Rights
Chair: John Bruni
Speaker: Jon Paulson, "Cryptids, Cyborgs and the Malleability of Being"
Speaker: Karalyn Kendall, "Dogs and Masters: Beckett, Levinas, and
Speaker: John Bruni, "Posthuman Languages and Animal Rights in Jack
London's Dog Novels" » Conference paper
Reception | 9pm ‚ 10.30
Session 03 | Friday, 2 November |
8.30 ‚ 10am
Non-Human Animals and Racial Formation in the United States
Chair: Brett Mizelle
Speaker: Brett Mizelle, "Racial Codes in
Representations of Non-Human Primates: Animals, Slavery and Racial Formation in
Speaker: Christopher Geissler, "'From the loins of
a horse': Breeding Between the Lines of American Nationhood, 1805-1833"
Speaker: Rebecca Onion, "Re-articulating the
Native, Claiming the Human: Man-Dog Relationships in the New American North"
Speaker: Karla Armbruster, "Re-Coding Race
through the Discourse of Animality in Toni Morrison's Novels"
03.b ENCODING THE
LANDSCAPE: The SUBONE Urban Murals Project
Chair: Jan Piribeck
03.c Cartographies Without Organs
Chair and Respondent: Sandy Baldwin
Speaker: Patrick Lichty, "SL Performance Art as
Technosomatic: Performing the Virtual Viscera"
Speaker: Benjamin J. Robertson, "Second Nature
and/in the Networked Society or, Cultural Production's Limiting Present"
Speaker: Michael G. Bennett, "Codes Legal,
Cyberspatial and Molecular in an Age of Technoscientific Adolescence"
03.e 20th C. Literary Codes
Chair: Kerstin Bergman
Speaker: Randy Laist, "Enter the Code: Cybernetic
Aspirationism in Don DeLillo's White Noise"
Speaker: Kerstin Bergman, "Codes and Deciphering
in Crime Fiction: The Dan Brown Examples"
Speaker: Luis F. Garcia, "Coding and Decoding
Scientific Knowledge as a Discursive Tool of Magic Realism in One Hundred
Years of Solitude by Gabriel García
03.f Inscribed Bodies
Chair: Cynthia Current
Speaker: Cara Ogburn, "Material Embodiment:
Shelley Jackson's 'Skin' Project and the Body as Page"
Speaker: Cynthia Current, "'Liminal Lives':
Fingerprints, Genomics, and the Disruption of Identity in Mark Twain and
Poetry by Other Means
Chair: Arndt Niebisch
Speaker: Braxton Soderman and Daniel Howe, "The Aesthetics of Generative Literature: Lessons
from an Electronic Writing Workshop"
"Poetry as Compass: Chaos, Complexity and the Creative Voice"
Speaker: Arndt Niebisch, "Cryptopoetics. Writing
Text and Image: Decoding a Galaxy of Signifiers
Chair: Frenchy Lunning
Speaker: Michael Filas, "Coding the
Posthuman: Stelarc Versus Warwick"
Speaker: Frenchy Lunning, "Japanese Manga and
the Codes of Transnational Desire"
Speaker: Shari Jill Clark, "Welcome to the
Machine: Lang's Linguistic Coding in Metropolis"
Session 04 | Friday,
2 November | 10.30 ‚ 12 noon
Chair: Lucinda Cole
Speaker: Una Chaudhuri, "Becoming Bird: Code
Conversion as Interspecies Performance in two recent 'Avianworks.'"
Speaker: David Rothenberg, "Cracking the Code of
Humpback Whale Song by Trying to Join In"
Speaker: Lucinda Cole, "Renaissance Physiognomy
and Animal Speech"
04.b Decoding the
Occult: Alchemy, Art, and Science
Speaker: James W. McManus, "Marcel Duchamp =
Shadows and Veils: not seen and/or less seen, constructing the androgyne"
Speaker: Peter Mowris, "Mystical Formalism:
Occult Theories of Visualization in the Work of Henri Focillon"
Speaker: Mark Morrisson, "Spiritual Alchemy and Nineteenth-Century Sciences
of the Mind"
Chair: Sarah Lowe
Speaker: Sarah Lowe, "The Visual Language of
Speaker: Jaime Snyder, "Drawing conclusions:
Bridging communication gaps with visualizations"
4.d Knowing the Body
Chair: Jennifer Burris
Speaker: Maaike Bleeker, "Living the code, moving
along: dys-embodiment and corporeal literacy "
Speaker: Ronald Schleifer, "Intangible
Materialism: The Semiotics of Pain"
Speaker: Jennifer Burris, "Decoding the Subject:
Parallels in Psychopharmacogenomics and Contemporary Visual Art"
04.e Code as Media
III: machinima, virtual worlds + commons aesthetics
Chair: Beth Coleman
Speaker: Beth Coleman, "Virtual World Primer: design and use 1.0"
Speaker: Henry Lowood, "Code vs. Object,
Replay vs. Capture, Demo vs. Video: Modes and Cultures of Production in
04.f Decoding Richard
Chair: Jay Labinger
Hugh Crawford, "DIY AI:
the Ontology of Sentience, the Concrescence of Sapience"
Speaker: Steven Meyer, "'A Total Cipher':
Toward an Algebraic Model of Science Studies"
Art and DNA
Speaker: Jessica Luck, "Writing in Code: The Embodied
Autopoietics of Ammons's Long Poems" » Conference paper
Speaker: Geoffrey Hlibchuk, "The Poetics of Junk:
On the Noncoding Function of Language in Contemporary Poetry"
What is an operative image?
Convener: Gregory Bringman
Chair: Christopher Burnett
Speaker: Christopher Burnett, "Pictorial Automata
and the Operative Image: implications for visual studies"
Speaker: Gregory Bringman, "The Unconscious
Semantics of Letterforms: Language Sign Transformation and its Operative
Artifacts" » Longer Version-Edited
Speaker: Henry S. Turner, "Naming, Acting,
Doing: Toward a Dramatology of the Operative Image"
Speaker: Kevin LaGrandeur, "Networks,
Function, and Form in Aristotle's Justification of Slavery"
04.i Theories of Mind
Speaker: Arkady Plotnitsky, "Reencodings: Neurobiology, Lingustics, and the
Translational Concept of Information"
Speaker: Marcel O'Gorman, "Code Resistance:
Physical Computing and the Return of Meat"
Session 05 | Friday, 2 November |
1.30 ‚ 3pm
Chair: Stephanie S. Turner
Speaker: Maria Aline Seabra Ferreira, "Codes and
Genomes: (Re)Editing Humanity?"
Speaker: Stephanie S. Turner, "Code-breaking
Speaker: Eva Hayward, "Prefixial Flesh and other
05.b Algorithmic Arts
Chair: Brian Evans
Speaker: Anat Pollack, "Transgressing the Machine
Speaker: Dale Syphers, "Coding Works of Art as
Dynamic Quantum Mechanical Systems"
Speaker: Brian Evans, "Mapping Data: Coding
Signals: Making Metaphors, (a statement of a digital artist)" » artist website
05.c Images of the
Speaker: Amy Clary, "Wild Images: Simulation and Scopophilia on the 'Last
05.d Early Modern
Chair: Eve Keller
"Blood, Bloodlines, and National Identity"
05.e Poetics of Code
Speaker: John Cayley, "poetics = code ? ((who ?
writes : what) & (who ? reads : what)) : ((writes ? who : what) &
(reads ? who : what));" » 46Mb mpeg4 illustrated recording of the presentation
Speaker: Mark Wolff, "Remedial Computation: The
Oulipo and the Materiality of Code"
Speaker: Zabet Patterson, "Code and the
'Linguistic Turn' in Art"
Scholarship: Theory and Practice
Chair: Jeanne Hamming
Speaker: Jeanne Hamming, "A Manifesto for
Cyborg Scholars; Or, the Institutional Emergence of Multimedia Scholarship"
Speaker: Helen J. Burgess, "Steal This Multimedia: Information Ownership
and the Anxiety of Genre" » File available
Speaker: Timothy J. Menzies, "Multi-implications
of multi-dimensional authoring: or, everything you wanted to know about geek
herding, but were afraid to ask" » Online materials available
05.g Decoding Richard
Chair: Jay Labinger
Amy Charles, "Richard
Powers and the Scientists' Code"
Joe Duemer, "Programming
Introduction to Literature"
Speaker: Jay Labinger, "'What could be
simpler?' The complicated question of simplicity in science"
05.h Scifi +
Speaker: Sue Hagedorn and Cheryl Ruggiero,
"Slavery and Sexuality in Butler and LeGuin"
Gundela Hachmann, "Quantum
Mechanics of Memory: The Uncertainty Principle in Helmut Krausser's UC"
Speaker: Pawel Frelik, "Heirs of carbon=encoded
humans in contemporary science fiction"
Speaker: Matthew Holtmeier, "Code, Schizophrenia,
and Tetralinguistics: Exposing the Minor Literature of Titus"
Speaker: David Hogsette, "Decoding Transhumanism:
Human Revaluation in Neuromancer and The
Session 06 | Friday, 2 November |
3.30 ‚ 5pm
Chair: Carol Gigliotti
Speaker: Abigail Mann, "Dog's Code/God's Code?:
Designer Dogs as a Cultural Symbol"
Speaker: Carol Gigliotti, "Code t Informatics t
Speaker: Susan Nance, "A Star is Born to Buck:
The Codes and Commerce of North American Rodeo Bull Breeding Technologies,
1990-2007" » Online materials available
06.b Art and Affect
Chair: Tara Rodgers
Speaker: Tara Rodgers, "'The "Now" for the First
and Last Time': The Convergence of Cybernetics, Early Computer Music, and
Countercultural Critique in the Work of Herbert Brun"
Speaker: Jonas Williams, "Extra-Intentional
Development: Photography, Variety, and Memory Intervention"
Speaker: Joy James and Glen Lowry, "Working to
Code: Forensic Affect, Post-Identity Politics, and the Work of Larissa Lai
& Rebecca Belmore"
Chair: Bernard Geoghegan
Speaker: Bernard Michael Dionysius Geoghegan, "Against Embodiment: Gesture,
Technics and Embodied Conversational Agents"
Speaker: Amanda Taylor, "(Re)Configuring Ourselves and Others: Subjectivity,
Information, and Embodiment in Matt Groening's Futurama"
Speaker: Anna Munster, "Embodiment Reconsidered: A re-embodied virtual
Respondent: Mark Hansen
06.d Health codes
Chair: Elizabeth Mazzolini
"From Housewives to Zombies: Representations of Lobotomy in the Popular Press,
"Hidden codes: prion diseases and unknown transmissions"
06.e Code as Argument
Speaker: Ian Bogost, "Procedural Rhetoric: Code
Speaker: Mark Marino, "Encoding Terrorism:
Applying Critical Code Studies to Command and Control Code" » Critical Code Studies blog
06.f Scifi ¨
Chair: Michael Klein
Speaker: Laura Wiebe Taylor, "Killing Technology
and Cyborgs with Souls: The Threat and Promise of Technoscience in the Science
Fiction Metal of Voivod and Fear Factory"
Speaker: Michael Klein, "Deciphering the Code:
Science Fiction Literature and the Human Cloning Debate"
Speaker: Michael Simeone, "The Mind On Screen:
Gadgets, Posthumanism, Video Codes in Adaptations of Philip K. Dick's Short
06.g De/coding Women
in Medical, Legal, and Labor Narratives, 1840-1914
Chair: Matthew Anderson
Speaker: Elizabeth A. De Wolfe, "'Fear is a Folly which Departs with One's
Virtue': Bodies as Code in Fitzallen's Maine Factory Girl Fiction"
Speaker: Cathrine O. Frank, "'Let the
Experiment Be Made on the Vile Body': Tattoos, Women, and Victorian Legal Code"
Speaker: Jennifer S. Tuttle, "Recoding the
Chinese Body: Health, Illness, and Race in the Work of Sui Sin Far"
06.h Robots &
Chair: Nick Knouf
Speaker: Eleanor Sandry, "Machine codes in
conversations with embodied emotional robots"
Speaker: Nick Knouf, "The vocal that is
non-speech: externalizing the unspeakable through interactions with a robotic
Speaker: Jentery Sayers, "You're Code! You Really
Are Code! Or, Zombies, Control, and the Digital Body"
| 5pm ‚ 6pm
I: N. Katherine Hayles | 6pm ‚ 7.15
A Theoretical Framework for Code and Electronic Literature"
Day Three: Saturday, 3
Session 07 | Saturday, 3 November
| 8.30 ‚ 10am
07.a Mathematics and
the Fourth Dimension in Modern Art and Literature
Chair: Linda Dalrymple Henderson
Speaker: Kirsten Hoving, "Decoding the
Dimensions of Space and Time in Joseph Cornell's Late Collages"
Speaker: Linda Dalrymple Henderson, "The
Spatial 'Fourth Dimension' versus Space-Time at Mid-Century: Stuart Davis,
Marcel Duchamp, and Robert Smithson"
07.b Tech Changes Bodies I
Chair: M. A. Greenstein
M. A. Greenstein, "The Future Body"
Speaker: Paul Lai, "One, Two: Conjoined Twins,
the Self, and Medical Technology"
Chair: Amit Ray
Speaker: Zach Blas, "TransCoder: Queer
Speaker: Daniel Howe and Bill Seaman,
"Coding Creativity: Generative Models of Associative Thought in the
'Bisociation Engine' and 'Architecture of Association'"
Speaker: Amit Ray, "Universal Coding?: Wikipedia,
Free Software and Encyclopedic Babel"
Chair: Bruce Clarke
Bruce Clarke, "Margulis's
Gaia: The Autopoietic Planet"
Steve Norwick, "Gaian
Science: Achievements and Challenges from the Geological Modeling Perspective"
Eileen Crist, "Earth
Systems Theorizing and Anthropogenic Climate Change: A Critique of the
07.e Classics Decoded
Chair: Steve Mentz
Speaker: Jason Buchanan, "Roguewords, Monkwords,
and Useless Words: James Joyce's Linguistic Coding of Death"
Speaker: Steve Mentz, "Compass as Code in The
Speaker: T. Anne Metivier, "I Can't Believe It's
Not Hamlet! Artificial Intelligence as Substitute for the 'Real' Thing"
07.f Coded Modernism
Chair: Sam Schwartz
Speaker: Sam Schwartz, "The Martial Codes
of Modernist Avant Gardism"
Marta Stone, "Praxis
Recoded: The Vorticist response to Futurism"
Anne Brubaker, "Fear
and Loathing in Mathematization: Math Anxiety in Modernist Fiction and Drama"
The Ontology of Code
Chair: Patricia Ticineto Clough
"Analog/Digital: measure, information, and surplus-value"
Jamie "Skye" Bianco,
"'Skins' and Code: the Subtension of ARG's and Viral Marketing"
Craig Willse, "Psychiatry
and its code of ethics, or bioethics as code"
Presider: Sue Hagedorn
Speaker: Sue Hagedorn & Cheryl Ruggiero, work
in progress set in the Catalyst Trilogy universe
Speaker: Amy Charles, "Thirty White Horses"
07.i Technical Life
Chair: Mark Hansen
Speaker: Eugene Thacker, "Pathological Immanence"
Speaker: Mark Hansen, "Living Movement"
Speaker: John Protevi, "Developmental Systems
Theory: Embodied and Embedded Biology"
Session 08 | Saturday, 3 November
| 10.30 ‚ 12 noon
08.a Animals and Ethics
Chair: David Dillard-Wright
Speaker: Annie Potts, "Totem Transformations in Animal
Speaker: Cary Wolfe, "(Un)Thinking Animals"
08.b Cartoon Images
Chair: Phillip Thurtle
Speaker: Ellen Grabiner, "Wild About the Box: The
Disruptions of Zippy the Pinhead"
Speaker: N.C. Christopher Couch, "The Geometry of
Emotion: Doorways in Will Eisner's Comics"
Speaker: Claudia X. Valdes & Phillip Thurtle,
"From Spiderman to Alba: Transgenics in a Post-Nuclear World"
Chair: Thomas Lamarre
Speaker: Patricia Ticineto
Autopoeisis: 'Languaging' and Coding"
Discussant: Brian Massumi
Chair: Mark Bartlett
Speaker: Lisa Swanstrom, "Self versus Cell.f:
Coding Identity and Mourning Subjectivity in Talan Memmott's Lexia to
Speaker: Jason Embry, "The Defeat of Cohesion in Snow
Speaker: Mark Bartlett, "From Fantasy to
Imagination: Trans-Coding Lacan's equation: $>a"
08.e Secret Decoder
Ring: Using Science Fiction Studies to Interpret the New Technocultural
Chair: Lisa Yaszek
Doug Davis, "SF
Narratives of Mass Destruction and the Politics of National Security"
Speaker: Patrick Sharp, "Saving Private
Jessica: Gender, Technology, and the Military Damsel in Distress"
Speaker: Lisa Yaszek, "Afrofuturism versus
the Futures Industry"
08.f Utopian Visual
Culture: Recoding Science, Society, and Self in Electronic Media
Chair: Chris Van Acker
Chris Van Acker,
"Changing The Face of Television: Subversive Sex and Gender Identity Politics
Presider: Sue Hagedorn
Joseph Duemer, "A Poetic
Encounter of Science and Arts"
Business Lunch | 12 noon ‚ 1.30
Session 09 | Saturday, 3 November
| 1.30 ‚ 3pm
09.a Beasts of Nature
Chair: April Kiser
Speaker: Philip Armstrong, "Feral animals as
Speaker: Lawrence Mastroni, "Western Adaptation
and Domestication of Dogs: Signposts of Cultural Superiority in American
Periodical Literature, 1850-1900"
Speaker: April Kiser, "'Describing the true and
lively figure of every beast:' The Usefulness of images in Edward Topsell's Historie
of Foure-Footed Beastes"
09.c Roundtable on
Allegra Goodman's Intuition
Chair: Carol Colatrella
Speaker: Celeste Goodridge
Speaker: Jay Labinger
Speaker: Mary Frank Fox
Speaker: Mita Choudhury
09.e Language and
Chair: Nanette Veilleux
Speaker: Nanette Veilleux, "Prosody in Spoken
Language: Full codebook not included"
Speaker: Nancy Barta-Smith, "Through the Lens of
Transcoding: Linda Hutcheon's A Theory of Adaptation and Wendell Berry's Jayber Crow"
Speaker: Raymond Miller, "Do as I Say, and Write
as You Speak: Alphabet as Nationalist Code in Early 19th-Century Austria"
09.f Values of Order
Chair: Anthony Lioi
Speaker: Anthony Lioi, "Stupid Ontology Tricks,
or, The Code Of Unknowing"
Speaker: Mike Clody, "The Code of Nature: Secret
and Translation in Bacon"
09.g Undergraduate Roundtable II
Chair: Susan McHugh
Speaker: Ty Gowen
Speaker: Michael Ardolino
Speaker: Philip Woram, "Lessons from Complex Systems on the Edge of Chaos"
Speaker: Daniel Herrick
Speaker: Gwendolyn Tatro
Session 10 | Saturday, 3 November
| 3.30 ‚ 5pm
Animals in (Techno)culture
Speaker: Sherryl Vint, "Recoding Human and Animal: Weird Animal Stories in Fast,
Cheap and Out of Control"
Speaker: Jeff Karnicky, "'Included in this
classification': Encoding American Birds"
Jim Ramey, "Parasitic
Codes and the Human Phenotype"
10.b The Power of the Image
Chair: Kevin Chua
Speaker: Rolando Pérez, "Severo Sarduy on Kepler,
Borromini, and the Anamorphic Image"
Speaker: Kevin Chua, "Gros and the Napoleonic
Code of War"
Speaker: Elizabeth A. Kessler, "Codes of Realism
in Contemporary Art and Science"
10.c Climate, Cold,
Chair: Robert Markley
"'Casualties and Disasters': Defoe and the Interpretation of Climactic
Eric Gidal, "Climate
and Melancholy in Early Social Theory"
10.d Formalisms of
Chair: Braxton Soderman
Speaker: David Parry, "Comments: Managing the
Ambiguity of Code"
Speaker: Braxton Soderman, "The Programming of
Language: Code, Execution, Motivation"
10.e Microethics and
Nanoculture: Media of the Tiny
Chair: Peter Schwenger
Michael G Bennett,
"Studying Societal Implications through Nanofiction"
Dynamics: Reading Movement, Watching Text: Ten Years of E-Poetry Co-Authored by
Chair: Sandy Baldwin
Stephanie Strickland & Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, "Presentation of slippingglimpse, a new Flash work by Stephanie Strickland and
Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, with video by Paul Ryan"
Babel Reversed: Universal Languages, Visible Knowledge and the Book of Nature
in the Early Modern Anglosphere
Chair: Sarah Rivett
Speaker: Rhodri Lewis, "'To Deliver the Natures of Things': Aristotle, Artificial
Languages and the Image of the World in seventeenth-century England"
Speaker: Sarah Rivett, "Christian
Translations: Indian Grammar and the Quest for a Universal Language in the
British Atlantic World"
Speaker: James J. Bono, "Paradise
Regained: Technologies of the Literal, the Book of Nature, and the 17th Century
Poetics of Repairing the Fall and Babel"
010.h Code Play
Chair: Dene Grigar
Speaker: J. James Bono, "Cheat Codes: The Limits
of Close Reading in Digital Games Analysis"
Speaker: Dene Grigar, "Mindful Games: Play
Environments, Cognition, and Embodiment"
Speaker: Gregory Garvey, "The Half-Real Borders
of the Info Cloud"
10.i Science v
Speaker: Isabella Winkler, "The Undecidability Principle"
Kim Evans, "A Machine For
Becoming Decent: Wittgenstein's Philosophy-as-Algorithm"
Speaker: Paul Sukys, "The Metanarrative Reborn:
The Unification of Enlightenment and Postmodern Ideas"
| 5.15 ‚ 6.15
II: Brian Massumi | 6.15 ‚ 7.30
"Signs of Danger: The Political Ontology of Threat"
Day Four: Sunday, 4 November,
Session 11 | Sunday, 4 November |
8.30 ‚ 10am
11.a Problems of New
Speaker: Kimberly Knight, "Outlaw Code: The Viral in Koji Suzuki's Ring Trilogy"
Speaker: Katherine Behar, "R/W/X:
(read/write/execute): Materiality of Code and Questions of Representation in
New Media Art" » personal website
Embodiment (or, Embodiment and its Discontents) II
Chair: Bernard Geoghegan
Speaker: Michael Tondre, "George Eliot's 'Fine
Excess': The Physics of Feeling in Middlemarch"
Speaker: Jennifer Jackson, "Code Blue: Anxious Embodiment in Michel
Houllebecq's The Possibility of an Island"
Speaker: Jakub Zdebik, "A Material Theory of
Incarnation: The Surface Aesthetics of Francis Bacon and Marcel Proust"
11.c Sensation and
Chair: Mara Mills
Speaker: Susanne Ramsenthaler, "Mind the Gap: On
Distance and Representation"
Mara Mills, "The Artificial
Larynx and the Vocoder, or, Disability and Being-Digital"
11.d Code, Connotation, Community
Chair: Jeremy Kessler
Speaker: Elizabeth Wilson, "Artificial minds and
the machinery of affectivity: The case of Walter Pitts"
Speaker: Iain Matheson, "Ontologised
Cryptanalysis And Praxical Ethics"
Convener: Daniel Rosenberg
Chair: Jonathan Sheehan
Speaker: Daniel Rosenberg, "The Right Eye of History"
"Encoded Matter and the Ontology of the Page in Bayle's Dictionnaire"
"Chance and Complexity in the Early Modern Book"
Chair: Karen Leona Anderson
Speaker: Karen Leona Anderson, "Moore's Type
Species and Zoological Codes"
11.h Behind the
Chair: Hervé-Pierre Lambert
Speaker: Hervé-Pierre Lambert, "Jeremy Narby,
'hypothesis' on a link between the genetic code and shamanic knowledge : a
contribution to the contemporary imaginary about the genetic code"
Speaker: Laura Balladur, "A Secret Code: Charles
Bonnet and Eighteenth Century Proto-Biology"
Speaker: David Bering-Porter, "The Recessive
Trait: Mendelian Secrets and the Dangerous Cipher of Life"
Session 12 | Sunday, 4 November |
10.30 ‚ 12 noon
12.a Arts Use
Chair: Adam Zaretsky
Seth Ellis, "The Alchemical
Body: Descriptions of the Body as the Body"
Speaker: Stephanie L. Taylor, "Max Ernst's
Painted 'Microbes': The Desert in a Grain of Sand"
Reframings of the Genetic Code
Chair: Miriam van Rijsingen
Speaker: Anne Kienhuis, "Imagining Genomics, Introducing Visuality in
the Genomics Debate"
Ellen ter Gast, "Presenting the Monsters of Biotechnology, on
the Morality of Bioart"
Politics of Bios
Chair: Brian Duff
Speaker: Karen Weingarten, "Margaret Sanger's The
Birth Control Review and the Codes of
Speaker: Brian Duff, "Family Talk in American
12.d Gaia@2007 II:
Chair: Bruce Clarke
Speaker: Steve Norwick, "The Rhetorical
Effects of Holistic Nature Metaphors in Lovelock's Gaia Discourse"
12.e Science Writing
and Writing Science
Chair: Karl Zuelke
Speaker: Allison Dushane, "Bioliterary Code: The
Human Condition and Faustian Narrative in Atwood's Oryx and Crake"
Speaker: Karl Zuelke, "Translating Science:
Epideictic Celebration in Quammen, Weiner and Angier"
Making Poems from Parts
Chair: Mary Newell
Speaker: Sharon Lattig, "Poetic [de]Coding:
Deictic Emergence in the Neuroscience of Perception"
Speaker: Jonathan Skinner, "Animal Machines:
(Eco)Poetics for an Age of Extinctions"
Speaker: Mary Newell, "Germinal Code,
Autopoiesis, and Contemporary Poetics"
Historic Technologies for the Body/Self
Chair: Aaron Worth
Speaker: Jenni Lieberman, "Decoding and
Regulating the Body Electric: Bioelectricity in Nineteenth-Century America"
Speaker: Jennifer Thorn, "Mesmerism, credulity,
and Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman"
Speaker: Aaron Worth, "Hieroglyphic Worlds:
Social and Technological Codes in Edith Wharton"
Wrap-Up Session | 12 noon ‚ 1pm