2013 World Picture Conference

Dates:8-9 Nov 2013

Locations:University of Toronto

Fri, 8 November, 2013

9:30 - 11:15 (Technicity)

Room 179

Meghan Sutherland (Chair)

Caetlin Benson-Allot

Georgetown University

“By Design: Infrared Remote Controls and the Mass Media Subject”

Zach Campbell

Northwestern University

“The Objects of Mediation”

Scott C.Richmond

Wayne State University

“Technically Sexuality: On the Technical Organization of Sex in My Life  on Ice”

Daniel Eisenberg

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

“Willing…but preferring not to”

9:30 - 11:15 (Art)

Room 163

Brian Price (Chair)

Jennifer Johung

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

“Willing Vitality”

John David Rhodes

University of Sussex

“Style as Will”

Martin Blumenthal-Barby

Rice University

“Uncalculated Beauty: Harun Farocki’s Counter-Music” 

Lenora Hanson

University of Wisconsin Madison

“Mystery and Materialism in S.T. Coleridge’s Theory of Life”

11:30 - 1:00 (Keynote)

Room 179

Linda M.G Zerilli (University of Chicago), “From Willing to Judging: Hannah Arendt’s Copernican Revolution”

2:45 - 4:30 (Control)

Room 179

Scott Krzych

Colorado College

“Stock Politics” 

Seb Franklin

King’s College London

“On Willing as Information Processing” 

Meghan Sutherland

University of Toronto

“Neoliberalism and the Specter of the political” 

Alex Eisenthal

University of Pennsylvania

“Willing to labour in Dreiser’s Metropolis”

2:45 - 4:30 (Politics)

Room 179

Sorin Radu Cucu (Chair)

Gustavo P.Furtado

Duke University 

“Experimental Ethnographic Film and the Aesthetic Apprehension of the Social”

Kalling Heck

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

“Authority Year Zero: Ambiguity and the Politics of the Vogelfrei”

Scott Durham

Northwestern University

“‘Not a Will to Nothingness, but a Growing Nothingness of the Will’: The Cinematic Politics of Becoming-Passive” 

Kenneth Rogers

York University

“The State of Vigilance: Technological Augmentation and Political Will” 

4:45 - 6:30 (Flexibility)

Room 179

John David Rhodes (Chair)

Markos Hadjioannou

Duke University

“Bodysong’s Being and Willing: The Digital Event of Interactive Immersion”

Alessandra Raengo

Georgia State University 

“Another Heart/Another’s Heart: Willing a Living Image” 

Graig Uhlin

Oklahoma State University

“Gymnastics and Ethics: Cinema and Paul Ricoeur’s Philosophy of the Will” 

Pooja Rangan

The New School

“Autism, Emergence, and Emergency” 

4:45 - 6:30 (Crowds)

Room 376

Genevieve Yue (Chair)

The New School

“Faces of Protest: Film Extras, the Multitude, and Kurt Ralske’s The Enraged Al-gorithm” 


Tung-Hui Hu

University of Michigan

“Inoperable Communities in the Cloud: Server Farms and the Ideology of Participation” 


Erica Levin

University of California Berkeley

“need ideas!?!PLZ!!: The Willing Crowd and the Interface”

Brian Hanrahan

Cornell University

“Plane and Crowd Network: A Media Archeology of Transanlantic Flights, 1927 – 1928” 

Sat, 9 November, 2013

10:00 - 11:45 (Force)

Room 222

Scott Krzych (Chair)

Glyn Davis

University of Edinburgh

“The Will to Endure: Marathon Cinema”

Adam Cottrel

Georgia State University

“Dogtooth’s Enduring Politics” 

Veronica Fitzpatrick

University of Pittsburgh

“Rape Aesthetics: Movement’s Ethics of Consent”

Karly-Lynne Scott

Northwestern University

“Consent, Desire and Desubjectification in BDSM Pornography”

10:00 - 11:45 (Disequilibrium)

Room 312

Kenneth Rogers (Chair)

Michael Gillespie

Ohio University

“Instant Insanity: 9/11, Civic Pop, and Sonic Historiography”


Dana Seitler

University of Toronto

“Willing to Die” 


Kyle Stevens

Brandeis University

“At Wit’s End: Exasperation in Anglophone Film and Television Comedy”


Brian Wall

Binghamton University

“What Cinema Isn’t: Will and Blindness in Lang”

12:00 - 1:30

Room 222

Anjo-Mari Gouws (Chair)

Elena Gorfinkel

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

“Willing to Wait: Endurance and the Erotics of Suspended Form” 


Gordon Sullivan

University of Pittsburgh

“Hysterical Aesthetics”


Eugenie Brinkema (MIT)

“Irrumation, the Interrogative: Towards an Aesthetics of Willingness”

12:00 - 1:30 (Globalization)

Room 312

Alessandra Raengo (Chair)

Amy Villarejo

Cornell University

“Willing: Geopolitical Availability & the Transformation of Desire”


Joshua Neves

Brown University

“Faking Globalization” 

Bhaskar Sarkar

University of California, Santa Barbara

“Manipuri Cinema’s Resilient Becoming” 

2:30 - 4:15 (Thought)

Room 222

Eugenie Brinkema (Chair)

Sorin Radu Cucu

Laguardia College

“Lyotard, Unwilling?”

Niels Niessen

University of Minnesota

“Willing to Meet: OkCupid and Houellebecq’s The Possibility of an Island” 


Brian Price

University of Toronto

“The Thinker and the Bureaucrat : The Problem of Withdrawal”


Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece

Northwestern University

“Tentacles: Colour Fields and the Will

2:30 - 4:15 (Spectators)

Room 312

Elena Gorfinkel (Chair)

Seth Watter

Brown University

“Riveting Spectacle: On Fixity” 


Damon Young

University of Michigan

“The Pathological Gaze”

Charles P. Linscott

Ohio University

“An Introductory Logic of Surveillance, from symbiopsychotaxiplasm to PRISM” 

4:30 - 5:15 (Performance and Lecture)

Innis Town Hall

edgeofthegorge by Byron Suber (Cornell University) and Guests

5:30 - 7:00 (Keynote)

Innis Town Hall

Davide Panagia (Trent University): “Intermedial Relations: Miriam Hansen’s Critique of the Reification Thesis”