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Lisa Parks & Nicole Starosielski: Signal Traffic: Art, Infrastructure, and Geography

Lisa Parks & Nicole Starosielski (Santa Barbara / Film and Media Studies) Graduate Student
Social Technologies Planning Grant

Signal Traffic will bring together leading scholars and artist in the fields of Media Studies, Art, Communication, and Geography to discuss new artistic strategies and conceptual models for thinking about infrastructure and processes of signal distribution, which have long been dominated by fields such as engineering and urban planning. The workshop participants will develop a set of innovative methodologies for the conceptualization and representation of media infrastructures that constitute the key technological sub-structures supporting global culture, including fiber-optic cables, satellites, the Internet, and other data transmission systems.

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