I just found out that Patrick Jagoda is giving one of the keynote addresses at this weekend’s Debating Visual Knowledge Conference. The conference is multi-disciplinary and is being put on by graduate students in the History of Art and Architecture Department and the Information Sciences Department. Jagoda will give a talk on “Network Aesthetics (or: How to See Anything When Everything Is Interconnected).” It will take place this Saturday, October 4th, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at the Carnegie Museum of Art in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater (here’s a floorplan of the Museum of Art–the theater is on the ground floor, near the entrance from the parking lot). The event is free and open to the public.
As we’re reading Jagoda’s essay “Gamifcation and Other Forms of Play” later in the term, and as he is a very exciting, emerging scholar of videogames and digital media, among other things (and a friend), I will offer extra credit for anyone who attends the talk and turns in a two page reflection on it by next Wednesday, 10/8. And if you are interested in going to anything else at the conference, here’s a full schedule.