M+M Program in Media and Modernity presents:
NEW MEDIA — NEW FORMATS: A ROUNDTABLE
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
5:00PM, ROOM N107
In a letter to his secretary Peter Gast in late February 1882 describing his newly acquired typewriter, a portable Malling-Hansen Writing Ball, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote: “Our writing tools are also at work on our thoughts.”
This M+M roundtable will consider shifts in the conditions of writing today and their impact on the constitutive relation between media and ideas. Given new platforms that are encouraging short form writing, are generating an emphatically aural intellectualculture, and are accelerating speeds in both production and reception of discourse, we must ask, how are these tools also at work on our thoughts?
Nikolaus Hirsch is editor of e-flux Architecture, an online archive and editorial project that maintains a dynamic international program of projects and events in collaboration with leading institutions and practitioners.
Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything Podcast plunges listeners into a whirl of journalism, fiction, art, interviews, and the occasional exploding pipe dream—connecting dots in a hyper-connected world.
Sarah Herda is director of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, which fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.