Text To Speech Reading Group

Text To Speech Reading Group

A reading group organized by Western Front, Cineworks and VIVO Media Arts Centre, focusing on intelligent writing about media, media art and the surrounding concepts and frameworks of the mediated world. This project is a collaborative group discussion that is open to suggestions and diversions, aiming to build stronger community ties and knowledge in our field. The text to speech notion draws from the successful format of other close reading groups, and we will facilitate group reading, discussion, and participation. Prior reading of a given text is encouraged but not required, as all sessions will involve some form of introduction, and some portion of close reading (out loud). We will provide excerpts.

 

READING 14:
Reassembling Rubbish: Worlding Electronic Waste by Josh Lepawsky (forthcoming, MIT Press; author in attendance)
Date: Oct 19th 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: VIVO Media Arts Centre
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READING 13:
Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics by Jennifer Gabrys (2011)
Date: Sept 28th 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: VIVO Media Arts Centre
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READING 12:
Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared by Trinh T. Minh-ha  (2015)
Date: Aug 10th 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: CRAB Park
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READING 11:
Indigenizing the Anthropocene by Zoe Todd (2015)
Date: May 17th 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Cineworks
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READING 10:
The Stack by Benjamin Bratton (2015)
Date: April 18th 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: VIVO Media Arts Centre
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READING 9:
Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fibre Optics by Wendy Chun (2006)
Date: March 8th 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Western Front
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READING 8:
Cultural Techniques and Sovereignty by Cornelia Vismann (2010)
Date: February 13th 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Cineworks
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READING 7:
Dispersion by Seth Price (2002)
Date: January 1oth 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: VIVO Media Arts Centre
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READING 6:
Automatic Society 1: The Future of Work; Introduction by Bernard Stiegler (2015)
Date: October 5th 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Western Front

READING 5: 

Trance Techniques, Cinema, and Cybernetics by Ute Holl (2015)
(from Heike Behrend, Anja Dreschke and Martin Zillinger: Trance Mediums and New Media. Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction)
Date: August 25th 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: Sunset Beach
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READING 4:
The Image Object Post-Internet by Artie Vierkant (2010)
Date: July 19th 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Western Front
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READING 3:
The Miracle of Analogy: or The History of Photography, Part 1 by Kaja Silverman (2015)
Introduction, Page 1-13
Date: June 14th 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: VIVO Media Arts Centre
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READING 2:
Cultural Techniques: Or the End of the Intellectual Postwar Era in German Media Theory by Bernhard Siegert (2013)
Date: April 18th 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Cineworks
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READING 1:
Zeros and Ones: Digital Women + The New Technoculture by Sadie Plant (1997)
Date: March 9th 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Western Front
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ABOUT

Pietro Sammarco is the Education Coordinator at VIVO. Talk to him if you want to host or attend a workshop, or want to get involved in a special project. In addition to running the education department at VIVO, he also teaches audio production, records bands, does music and sound for film, DJ's karaoke, and performs music with several groups.