Special Events

A Critical Dialogue on Media and Materiality

Friday, The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room

This Society of Fellows talk, organized by Brian Goldstone and Grant Wythoff, addressed the topic of materiality in a discussion between Bernhard Siegert, Gerd Bucerius Professor of History and Theory of Cultural Techniques, Bauhaus-University Weimar, and Ben Kafka, Associate Professor, Departments of Media, Culture, and Communication and History at New York University. Using Latour’s essay “Has Critique Run Out of Steam” as a starting point, Siegert and Kafka discussed their respective work and its relation to things, media, cultural techniques, and our experience of the material world.

Eduardo Cadava, Professor of English & Master, Wilson College, Princeton University, moderated.