Thursday 21 October 2010

eca research seminar October 27

eca research seminar series
Tales of Things and other Ghost Stories
Dr. Chris Speed, ESALA, Edinburgh College of Art
“The ghost is not simply a dead or a missing person, but a social figure,
and investigating it can lead to that dense site where history and
subjectivity make social life.”
(Avery F. Gordon, Ghostly Matters)
In this seminar Chris Speed will reflect upon recent research and art
projects that evoke a sense of time and exhume personal memories of the
past. Using cultural coordinates from the twentieth century, Speed will
explore how mobile technology is transforming our relationship with objects
and navigation through the city.
Chris Speed is Reader in Digital Spaces within ESALA, where he teaches
undergraduate, masters and supervises PhD students, and pursues research
into how digital technology can engage with the fields of architecture and
human geography.
Wednesday 27 October 2010, 4.30-5.30 pm
details at:
Hunter lecture theatre (O17), Hunter Building
          Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF
Edinburgh College of Art (eca) is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC009201