Syracuse Symposium

2015 Humanities Center Fall Symposium

Proliferating digital and social media across local and global contexts illustrates networks' broad relevance. They also make it necessary to think through conventional ideas about authorship, power, privacy, collective action, and cultural production.

Networks are not just a recent phenomenon: moreover, networks have many different meanings. Networks signify affiliations, arrangements, connections, and histories; they can facilitate interdependence but also exclude. In terms of knowledge, power, communication, cultural production, and collaboration, networks may be “horizontal” or may reinforce hierarchy and inequality.

This Fall, Syracuse Symposium explores networks' diverse meanings, possibilities, and histories. What alternative ways of thinking do networks make possible (and what do they foreclose)? Do networks offer new opportunities for collective action, different means of artistic collaboration, or alternative paths to knowing? How can we think about networks and networked cultures without reducing them to a single, undifferentiated mass of nodes? Join us in exploring these questions and more in our engaging lineup of events!


 

Building a Sustainable Practice:The Creative Capital Approach
RUBY LERNER, PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CREATIVE CAPITAL
September 10, 6:30 p.m. Watson Theater

Networks and Digital Humanities:Six Degrees of Francis Bacon
CHRIS WARREN (CARNEGIE MELLON) & DANIEL SHORE (GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY)
September 17, 5:00 p.m. Peter Graham Scholarly Commons,Bird Library

Leveraging Computational Social Science to Address Grand Societal Challenges
KAMESHWAR C. WALI LECTURE IN THE SCIENCES & HUMANITIES NOSHIR CONTRACTOR (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY)
September 24, 4:00 p.m. Strasser Room, Eggers Hall

Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival
PERFORMANCE TIMES & VENUES VARY. VISIT SUHRFF.SYR.EDU
September 24—26

Social Inequality: The How, Why and What to Do?
UNIVERSITY LECTURES
CHARLES BLOW (NEW YORK TIMES) & ROSS DOUTHAT (NEW YORK TIMES)
October 13, 7:30 p.m. Hendricks Chapel

Insurrectionist Civics & Digital Activism in an Age of Mistrust
KEYNOTE
ETHAN ZUCKERMAN (MIT)
October 15, 7:30 p.m. Watson Theater

The Rosenquist Network: Collaboration and Connections in the American Print Workshop
PANEL DISCUSSION
October 22, 7:00 p.m. Slocum Auditorium

Syracuse Stage: The Underpants
PERFORMANCE TIMES VARY
October 21—November 8 Archibold Theater, Syracuse Stage

Glamour and Damage: Women, Scandal & Social Media Networks
SYRACUSE STAGE SYMPOSIUM PANEL FOLLOWING 2 PM MATINEE PERFORMANCE
October 25, 3:30 p.m. Sutton Pavilion, Syracuse Stage

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
UNIVERSITY LECTURES
NAOMI KLEIN
November 3, 7:30 p.m. Hendricks Chapel

Society, Politics, Poetry: A Reading by Poets
MARTHA COLLINS & MINNIE BRUCE PRATT
November 5, 7:00 p.m. YMCA’s Downtown Writers Center

Networked Arts: Music, Dance, Painting, Visuals (Society for New Music)
MULTI-SITE COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE
November 8, 7:30 p.m. Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

We Were Never Human
FILM SCREENING & CONVERSATION WITH THE OTOLITH GROUP AT UVP. VISIT URBANVIDEOPROJECT.COM
November 12, 6:30 p.m. Hosmer Auditorium, Everson Museum of Art

Matrix, Meshwork, Moiré: Patterns in American Print
JENNIFER ROBERTS (HARVARD UNIVERSITY)
November 17, 6:00 p.m. Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library

Networks and Digital Humanities: Other Networks
LORI EMERSON (UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER)
November 18, 5:00 p.m. Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library

Networked Ethics After Facebook’s Emotional Contagion Experiment
EVAN SELINGER (SENIOR FELLOW, FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM)
December 1, 3:30 p.m. Kilian Room, 500 Hall of Languages

 

 

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