COMD Seminar: “Post-Cinematic Bodies”, Shane Denson, 6:30PM March 28 (EN)


The Department of Communication and Design is pleased to invite Bilkent students, faculty and friends to a talk by Associate Professor Shane Denson from Stanford University on Tuesday, 28. March at 18:30 online via ZOOM.

Post-Cinematic Bodies

This talk previews my forthcoming book Post-Cinematic Bodies, in which I ask: How is human embodiment transformed in an age of algorithms? How do post-cinematic media technologies such as AI, VR, and robotics target and re-shape our bodies? Post-Cinematic Bodies grapples with these questions by attending both to mundane devices—such as smartphones, networked exercise machines, and smart watches and other wearables equipped with heartrate sensors—as well as to new media artworks that rework such equipment to reveal to us the ways that our fleshly existences are increasingly up for grabs. Through an equally philosophical and interpretive analysis, the book aims to develop a new aesthetics of embodied experience that is attuned to a new age of predictive technology and metabolic capitalism.

Shane Denson is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and, by Courtesy, of German Studies and of Communication at Stanford University, where he also serves as Director of the PhD Program in Modern Thought & Literature. His research interests span a variety of media and historical periods, including phenomenological and media-philosophical approaches to film, digital media, and serialized popular forms. He is the author of Discorrelated Images (Duke University Press, 2020) and Postnaturalism: Frankenstein, Film, and the Anthropotechnical Interface (Transcript-Verlag, 2014) and co-editor of several collections: Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives, Digital Seriality, and Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film. His next book, Post-Cinematic Bodies, is forthcoming in 2023. See for more information.

Bilkent Meeting Room 160 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: My Meeting
Time: Mar 28, 2023 06:30 PM Istanbul

This is also an online seminar. To obtain event details please send a message to department.