[NetBehaviour] University of Basel | Lecture series 'Frankenstein' in the 21st Century | Marc Garrett (University of London)
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Sun Oct 28 15:33:40 CET 2018
Hi Annie & Alan,
A Warm thanks for your response to you both - and yes, Frankenstein has always fascinated me, but especially Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, her parents, and the politics of the time . Which is why I have been writing certain essays written and getting shows together on the theme.
Wishing you well.
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On Sunday, 28 October 2018 14:25, Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com> wrote:
> Congratulations on this! I wish I was there (well, 'were there'?);
> Frankenstein has always been one of my favorite books - and I'm fascinated
> by The Last Man as well etc. -
> On Sun, 28 Oct 2018, marc.garrett via NetBehaviour wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > If you are in Basel on Oct 31st come along & say hello...
> > Lecture series 'Frankenstein' in the 21st Century | Marc Garrett (University
> > of London)
> > At University of Basel.
> > Lecture series 'Frankenstein' in the 21st Century.
> > By Marc Garrett (University of London).
> > Lecture from 6.15 - 8pm
> > October 31st 2018.
> > University of Basel. Department of Languages and Literatures.
> > http://bit.ly/2SofzC5
> > Marc Garrett's presentation is a contemporary take on Mary Shelley?s
> > Frankenstein and asks us to reconsider her warning, that scientific
> > imagining and all technologies have unintended and dramatic consequences for
> > the world. It also invites us to ask the same about the arts and human
> > imagination. Shelley?s classic, gothic horror and science fiction novel, has
> > inspired millions since it was written 200 years ago in 1816, and then
> > published anonymously in London in 1818. It offers a lens through which to
> > look at the practices of arts and sciences today and how they shape society?s
> > relationship with technology.
> > The presentation considers the roles of our arts and science traditions and
> > examines these issues as part of everyday life; as they are played out in
> > the anthro?pocene, climate change, gender politics, ethics, governance,
> > surveillance, posthumanism, transhumanism, hacking, biohacking, colonialism,
> > post-colonialism, neoliberalism, biopolitics and accelerationism. Dr.
> > Frankenstein plays the role of the Promethean scientist, a creative genius,
> > and also a narcissist tangled up in his own individual desires, exploiting
> > others in an irresponsible and abusive drive to control nature. But, who is
> > the real monster?
> > Marc Garrett is co-director and co-founder, with artist Ruth Catlow of the
> > arts collective Furtherfield (a gallery and a Commons lab, both situated in
> > the park, in Finsbury Park, London), that began on the Internet in 96. He
> > has curated over 50 contemporary Media Arts exhibitions and projects, both
> > nationally and internationally. He is the main editor of the reviews,
> > articles and interviews on the Furtherfield website and has written book
> > chapters and articles about art, technology and social change, most recently
> > in Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain (Torque Editions and Furtherfield,
> > 2017, ed. with Ruth Catlow, Nathan Jones, and Sam Skinner). And Artists
> > Re:Thinking Games (Liverpool University Press, 2010, ed. with Ruth Catlow
> > and Corrado Morgana). He is currently in the last year of his PhD in Art
> > History at the University of London, Birkbeck College.
> > Notes:
> > Research materials relevant to the talk.
> > 'Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century' at Laboral in
> > 2016.
> > http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org/en/exposiciones/monsters-of-the-machine
> > The smaller version 'Children of Prometheus' at Furtherfield gallery
> > https://www.furtherfield.org/events/children-of-prometheus/
> > Marc Garrett?s essay ?Prometheus 2.0: Frankenstein Conquers the World!?
> > https://www.furtherfield.org/prometheus-2-0-frankenstein-conquers-the-world
> > /
> > Monsters of the Machine and Children of Prometheus (Resource) page
> > https://marcgarrett.org/2016/06/07/curating-monsters-of-the-machine/
> > Marc Garrett
> > Co-Founder, Co-Director and main editor of Furtherfield.
> > Art, technology and social change, since 1996
> > http://www.furtherfield.org
> > Furtherfield Gallery & Commons in the park
> > Finsbury Park, London N4 2NQ
> > http://www.furtherfield.org/gallery
> > Currently writing a PhD at Birkbeck University, London
> > https://birkbeck.academia.edu/MarcGarrett
> > Just published: Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain
> > Eds, Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett, Nathan Jones, & Sam Skinner
> > Liverpool Press - http://bit.ly/2x8XlMK
> > Marc Garrett ? Unlocking Proprietorial Systems for Artistic Practice.
> > Posted in Journal Issues, Research Values. VOLUME 7, ISSUE 1, 2018
> > http://www.aprja.net/unlocking-proprietorial-systems-for-artistic-practice/
> > Furtherfield Editorial ? Border Disruptions: Playbour & Transnationalisms.
> > https://www.furtherfield.org/editorial-border-disruptions-playbour-transnat
> > ionalisms/
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