Unruly Techniques

Aug 14 Fri
10am - 5:45pm @ Deakin University, Melbourne Australia

Unruly Techniques

This week, IFF directors Margaret and Christine Wertheim are presenting keynotes at the Unruly Techniques Symposium at Deakin University, Melbourne Australia.

Unruly Techniques: Linking Knowledge Practices Through Art, Science and Technology

Friday 14 August 2015, 10.00am – 5.45pm

The ways in which knowledge is acquired and acted upon have become increasingly unruly. That is to say, rules may be adhered to in myriad ways inflected by individual, cultural, historical and geo-political factors.

Cooperation and collaboration are needed to negotiate the rules of knowledge engagement and their application to common concerns regarding technological mediation, institutional structures, embodied engagement, diversity, social justice and the frontiers of the human-non-human collective.

At Deakin University, the Unruly Techniques Symposium provides a forum to contextualize and discuss the proposition that while innovation appears at the level of the disciplinary field of research, the production of new knowledge emerges from a complex web of techniques and practices occurring below the threshold of any particular discipline.

Structured around the five keynote presentations, followed by panel discussions and Q&A sessions, the symposium aims to initiate university-wide dialogs and explore a collection of practices that best equip researchers to build practical approaches to collaboration that can inform our actions for the future.

Symposium Brochure PDF

Symposium webpage


Symposium Schedule:

9.30am Arrival 

10.00am – 10.15am Welcome: Deakin University Vice-Chancellor Prof Jane den Hollander

10.15am – 10.30am Introduction: Conference Organizer, Jondi Keane (School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University)

10.30am – 11.15am Keynote 1: Anna Munster (Associate Professor, Department of Art and Design, University of New South Wales)

11.15am – 12.00pm Keynote 2: Vaughan Prain (Professor of Education, Latrobe University)

12.00pm – 12.30pm Panel Discussion 1 (see list of panellists)

12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch 

1.30pm – 1.45pm Introduction: 

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Prof Lee Astheimer, (Deakin University)

1.45pm – 2.30pm Keynote 3: Christine Wertheim, (Department of Critical Studies, California Institute of Arts; Co-Director, Institute For Figuring – Los Angeles)

2.30pm – 3.15pm Keynote 4: Takashi Ikegami (Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo)

3.15pm – 3.45pm Panel Discussion 2 (see list of panellists)

3.45pm – 4.00pm Afternoon Tea 

4.00pm – 4.45pm Keynote 5: Margaret Wertheim (Director, Institute For Figuring – Los Angeles)

4.45pm – 5.15pm Panel Discussion 3 (see list of panellists)

5.15pm – 5.45pm Plenary Speakers and panellists

6.00pm – 7.00pm Drinks