Program

Thursday 8.12.2016

8:45-9:15: Registration

9:15-9:30: Opening words

Panel 1: Cultural theory and the media (chair: Pieter Vermeulen)

9:30-10:00: Lee Nelson, “Unfolding Obsolescence”

10:00-10:30: Lilli Sihvonen, “Re-releasing and Updating – Planned Obsolescence as a Part of Cultural Neo-production Process of Products”

10:30-11:00: Jens Schröter, “Self-destruct: A Radical Form of Planned Obsolescence”

11:00-11:20: Coffee break

11:20-12:20: [Keynote address] Kathleen Fitzpatrick, “The Future History of the Book: Time, Attention, Convention” (chair: Torsa Ghosal)

12:20-14:00: Lunch break

Panel 2: Materiality and aesthetics (chair: Bruno Dupont)

14:00-14:30: Emmanuel Guez, “De la matérialité des œuvres d’art numériques”

14:30-15:00: Julie Delbouille & Pierre-Yves Hurel, “Enjeux culturels de l’obsolescence techno-esthétique des jeux vidéo”

15:00-15:30: Rémi Laporte, “L’obsolescence accélérée, une opportunité pour concevoir l’architecture”

15:30-15:50: Coffee break

Panel 3: Literature and Destruction(chair: Michel Delville)

15:50-16:20: David Lombard, “Planned Obsolescence, Nature and the Self in American Literature”

16:20-16:50: Lieven De Maeyer, “‘A Holocaust of Words’: Georges Bataille’s Sacrificial Poetics”

17:00: Visit of the historical Liège

19:00: Conference dinner

Friday 9.12.16

Panel 4: Philosophy (chairs: Julien Pieron and Gregory Cormann)

9:30-10:00: Edouard Jolly, “Anders et l’homme obsolète, entre destruction de la vie et exclusion du monde”

10:00-10:30: Vincent Beaubois, “L’obsolescence problématique dans la pensée de Gilbert Simondon”

10:30-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-12:00: [Keynote address] Valérie Stiénon, “Ni visionnaires, ni obsolètes: penser les récits d’anticipation dans l’histoire (littéraire)” (Chair: Laurent Demoulin)

12:00-13:30: Lunch break

Panel 5: Speculative fiction (chair: Carole Guesse)

13:30-14:00: Jan Vanvelk, “Utopia and the Absence of Obsolescence”

14:00-14:30: Nadia-Terese Franks, “Doom On Our Terms: Planned Obsolescence in Don DeLillo’s Zero K and Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake”

14:30-15:00: Shannon Rollins, “Subverting the Cycle: Revisionist Technology in Steampunk Fiction and Material Cultures”

15:00-15:20: Coffee break

Panel 6: Visual media

15:20-15:50: Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans, “Mobile Camera Images and the Question of Immediacy in Film”

15:50-16:20: Frances Cullen, “The Planned Obsolescence of Analogue Photography”

16:20-16:50: Marjorie Ranieri, “La Labilité du street art comme forme d’obsolescence programmée”

16:50-17:30: Final discussion and concluding remarks

17:30: Closing drink

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