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White Noise of Desire

Friday, 25 August 2017
This paper considers two related propositions, which are interrogated as part of the Lacanian struggle for subjective articulation. The first proposition is that information and communication technologies retain their autonomy beyond the subject and the second is that such technologies are a product of their storage and containment.

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Screenwriting Research Network Conference

Monday, 28 August 2017
In 2017 the annual international conference on screenwriting research will be hosted and organised by the Department of Media, Film, and Communication at the University of Otago in Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand, in partnership with the New Zealand Writers Guild.

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Mediating the Real 2: Mediations in a 'post-truth' era

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - Richardson Building, 6th Floor, North, room 4 (R6N4), Dunedin campus
This conference asks and unpacks the interactions of (post) truth, the 'real' and contemporary media.

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Cultures of Capitalism

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 - Massey University, Wellington Campus
Keynote Speakers: Professor Patricia Hill Collins (University of Maryland), Professor Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Professor Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London), Professor Wendy Larner (University of Victoria, Wellington).