Professor Matthew Fuller: Black Sites and Transparency Layers

University of Wolverhampton, School of Art & Design
Spring 2016
Faculty of Arts Public Lecture Series

Professor Matthew Fuller: Black Sites and Transparency LayersCADRE, Art, Philosophy and Social Practice 

Tuesday 26 April 2016, 6 – 7.30pm
MK045, City Campus

Presentation description:
Transparency is extolled as a virtue, and one specifically crystallised in the way in which computer interfaces compose relations between users, data, and processes. This lecture sets out a brief genealogy of transparency in user interfaces and examines the way in which notions of transparency drawn from computational sources provide a means for a more general set of refrains in contemporary architecture, economics, politics, conflict and art. Coupled with the question of transparency is of course that of what is hidden from view or occluded. How the two states combine to texture contemporary life has a fundamentally computational dimension to it that this lecture will address.

About the speaker:

Matthew Fuller is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies, and Co-Director of the Digital Culture Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London. Author of How to Sleep, in Art, Biology and Culture, (Bloomsbury). Other titles include, Media Ecologies, Materialist Energies in Art and Techno Culture, (MIT); Behind the Blip, Essays on the Culture of Software; and Elephant & Castle. (both Autonomedia). He is also co-author of Urban Versioning System v1.0 (ALNY); and Evil Media, (MIT); editor of Software Studies, a Lexicon, (MIT) and co-editor of the journal Computational Culture, he is involved in a number of projects in art, media and software.


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