The Lanchester Interactive Archive is now part of Coventry University’s new Centre for Postdigital Cultures which officially launches on the 7th February 2018.
The Centre for Postdigital Cultures brings together media theorists, practitioners, activists and artists. It draws on cross-disciplinary ideas associated with open and disruptive media, the posthuman, the posthumanities, the Anthropocene and the Capitalocene to explore how innovations in postdigital cultures can help 21st century society to respond to the challenges it faces at a global, national and local level:
- how we receive, consume and process information
- how we learn, work, and travel
- how we engage and regenerate our communities
In particular, the Centre for Postdigital Cultures endeavours to promote the transformation to a more socially just and sustainable ‘post-capitalist’ knowledge economy. To this end, the CPC’s research includes projects funded by Jisc, the EU, the National Lottery Fund, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Members of the CPC are involved in editorial work for peer-reviewed journals such as Cultural Studies and Culture Machine, and in developing innovative organisations such as Open Humanities Press and the Radical Open Access Collective.
To celebrate our launch we have invited 3 internationally esteemed artists and academics to deliver public keynote lectures, which will be followed by a drinks reception and a performance by the Sound Book Project.
The Disruptive Media Learning Lab, 3rd floor, Lanchester Library, Coventry University.
February 7th 3-8pm
3:00-3:15pm: Opening introduction
3:15-4:00pm: Keynote Monika Bakke
4:00-4:45pm: Keynote Cornelia Sollfrank
4:45-5:15pm: Coffee break
5:15-6:00pm: Keynote Mark Amerika and closing
6:00-8:00pm: Wine reception and performance by the Sound Book Project
Sound Book Project is a group of collaborating artists and musicians who use books as instruments. Books will be wound, sprung, strummed, slapped and thrown to create a soundscape that evolves around the performers. By interacting with books in new and surprising ways, the Sound Book Project enable books to speak for themselves.