The Peter Wallenberg Foundation and the Universities of Umeå, Lund and
Stanford have the honour to welcome a select number of guests to a
symposium entitled "Media Places: Infrastructure | Space | Media" in
Umeå, Sweden, December 5-7, 2012. This symposium is one in a series of
three. The other two will be held in Helsinki, Finland, 2013 and in Lund,
Sweden, 2014, addressing the themes of digital media and learning, and
culture and brain.
The Umeå symposium in 2012 brings together some of the very best
researchers and practitioners at the intersection of media, place and
technology, as well as in the digital humanities. An array of
world-class work will be presented, discussed and enacted in a carefully
curated event located in a range of media places available at Umeå
University including the new Umeå Arts Campus.
The symposium will be organized around two main questions:
- How is knowledge production shaped by infrastructure (and notions of infrastructure) and vice versa?
- How does digital materiality change notions of space and architectural theory, as well as built space itself?
The organizers wish all of our guests a very warm welcome. We believe these will be
three fascinating days and that this symposium will be a unique experience.
Please note that this symposium is open for invited guests only.
David Theo Goldberg
University of California Humanities Research Institute