2019 SSMS Topic and Dates Announced
Topic Announced for the 2019 Summer School for Media Studies:
The Technologization of Cultural Techniques.
What Happens When Practices Become Algorithmic Technologies?
Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies
Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar) German Department (Princeton University) Weimar, Germany, June 22–29, 2019
The Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies – a collaboration between Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, IKKM) and Princeton University (German Department) – returns to Weimar in 2019 for its ninth installment. At an historical moment marked by a shift from mass media to what could be described as the implementation of cultural techniques, the 2019 session will be devoted to the question what happens to concepts derived from cultural techniques – like writing, erasure, image, number, not to mention the concept of culture itself – when implemented by algorithmic routines that run on computers or mobile media and thus effectively become digitized cultural technologies.
The 2019 Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies – which will be directed by Thomas Y. Levin (Princeton) and Bernhard Siegert (Weimar) – will attempt to map out approaches to media as networks of cultural technologies. We invite applications from outstanding doctoral students throughout the world in media studies and related fields such as film studies, literary studies, philosophy, art history, architecture, sociology, politics, the history of science and visual culture.
All application materials should be sent via email to: email@example.com and must be received no later than December 16th, 2018.
Katharina Rein (Weimar), Elias Pitegoff (Princeton)
Please submit all inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information regarding this year’s theme (http://german.princeton.edu/ssms/topics/2019–2/)