Los Angeles

By Serouj

THE MEDIATED CITY    Part 2    LOS ANGELES

   …50 years in the global village – an examination of the modern city in the technological age  

October 01-04,   2014,   Woodbury University                                               Photo by Serouj     

 

2014 marked the fifty-year anniversary of one of the 20th century’s most influential texts –  Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan not only introduced the media-as-the-message, it presented the world with the metaphor of the global village.

Half a century after the publication of this revolutionary text, The Mediated City – Los Angeles – Conference sought to explore the multiple ways in which the city of today is experienced, perceived, represented and constructed as a ‘mediated’ phenomenon.

It invited speakers from the fields of urban design, architecture, media studies, film and art to debate the issues of today’s cities and teh ever growing sense of mediation in our experience, interaction and engagement with the modern urban condition.

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PROGRAMME:

CONFERENCE THEME and SCHEDULE

FULL LIST of ABSTRACTS and BIOGRAPHIES

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FILMS and WEBSITES:

OPENING PRESENTATIONS

CONFERENCE WEBSITE

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PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS:

 

Alice Arnold: Filmmaker

Beatriz Garcia: Head of Research, The Institute of Cultural Capital

Diane H. Lewis: Professorf of Architecture, Cooper Union

Eames Demetrios: Filmmaker and Eames Historian

Evan Mather: Principal, AHBE Landscape Architects

Frances Anderton: Architecture Journalist

Harry Wiland and Dale Bell: Principals of Media Policty Center

James Hay: Director of Graduate Studies, Institute of Communications Research

John Zissovici: Professor of Architecture, Cornell University

Kalen Ockerman: Mural Artist

Marc Cucco:  Project Designer, Gensler

Mia Lehrer: Principal of Mia Lehrer and Associates

Mike Gatto. California State Assembly Member

Paul Debevec: Institute for Creative Technologies

Richard Jackson: Institute of the Environment & Sustainability

Steve Hawley: Professor and Associate Dean Research, Manchester School of Art

Terry Flaxton: Professor & Director, Center for Moving Images Research

Wil Cashen: Founder & Chairman, TESLA Foundation Group

 

SELECTED PAPERS:

BALAISIS, NICHOLAS_FACTORY NOSTALGIA_INDUSTRIAL AESTHETICS IN THE DIGITAL CITY

BRAUER,STEPHEN_LOCATING THE REAL CHINA

BOSAH, GENEVIEVE_INTERROGATING AFRICAN DIASPORA MEDIA_THE CHANGING ROLE OF MEDIA IN A NETWORKED WORLD

BROWN, ALEXANDRA_THE CONTINUOUS MONUMENT AND THE BROWN STONE SPIRE_NIGHT VALE

CHOI, REBECCA_ALLAN KAPROW’S FLUIDS_AN ARCHITECTURAL HAPPENING IN LOS ANGELES

DARCHEN,S_ NAPOLI,A_ADAPTIVE REUSE AND THE MARKETING OF DOWNTOWN LA LIVING

FRANCO, DAVID_IMITATION OF LIFE_THE SIMULATION OF THE EVERYDAY AS A POLITICAL EXPRESSION

GALILI, LIOR_TIMES SQUARE’S STREET SECTION AND THE GHOSTED SILVER SCREEN

HAAS, ERIC_DO WE HAVE TO STICK TO THE SCRIPT

HADJICHRISTOS, CHRISTOS_URBAN MEDIATIONS AS LAYERED TOPOGRAPHIES

HALEY, GREGORY_THE MEDIATING CITY_A NEW INFRASTRUCTURAL ECOLOGY

HEAVERS, NATHAN_PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND MAPPING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

HERON-MAZY_THE MEDIATED RETROSPECTIVE_AN ARCHITECTURAL CINE ROMAN (2003_2014)

JARRIGEON, ANNE_THE ‘HALLES’ REMODELLING PROJECT IN THE CENTRE OF PARIS

KANG, KRISTY_RE-IMAGINING ETHNIC ENCLAVES_LOS ANGELES_KOREATOWN

KUNZE,D_DAYER,C_WORKSHOP_CITIES IM-MEDIATED THROUGH METALEPSIS

LEE, DAVID_THE IN-BETWEEN-STATE

PERIN; GAVIN_ MATTHEWS, LINDA_URBAN UTOPICS AND THE NEW DIGITAL VIEW

PERNICE, RAFFAELE_EVOLVING LANDSCAPES AND CHANGING ARCHITECTURES IN MODERN JAPAN

POTTS, GRAHAM_(EM)BODIED PRIVATIZATION AND COMMUNIONATIVE ENCLOSURE IN MCLUHAN’S GLOBAL VILLAGE

READ, S_BEIJER, J_THINKING MEDIATION THROUGH THE SPACES OF LOS ANGELES

SKOU, NIELS PETER_RE-PRESENTING SCANDINAVIAN MODERNISM

VENTZISLAVOV, ROSSEN_BUILDING PRIVILEGE_ARCHITECTURE AND THE PRIVACY FETISH