Media Aesthetics Workshops

The Media Aesthetics research group organizes workshops on every first Friday of a month.

These seminars provide a space to discuss projects, texts and works in progress. To receive more information and reminders about the workshops please subscribe to our newsletter.



Time and place: June 7, 2019 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Glassburet (Room 418), IMK

Gry C. Rustad will present a work in progress, followed by a meeting on the research group's future projects.

Time and place: May 10, 2019 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Glassburet (Room 418), IMK

I. Ove Solum presents a work in progress which was intended for a publication related to the project “Scandinavian narratives of guilt”.

II. Bülent Somay presents a work in progress called 'The End of Truth as We Know It: The Disintegration of the University Discourse'.

Time and place: Apr. 5, 2019 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Glassburet (Room 418), IMK

I. Ragnhild Tronstad presents her article "Opplevelser av nærvær: Formidling av interaktiv mediekunst".

II. Jørgen Alnæs discusses the terms territorium and imaginative geography in relation to his doctoral thesis.

Time and place: Mar. 1, 2019 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Glassburet (Room 418), IMK

Elisabeth Brun will present some work in progress movie clips from her docoral thesis (preliminary) called «Sediments, Configurations and Gaps: topographies of place, mind and the moving image»

Time and place: Feb. 8, 2019 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Glassburet (Room 418), IMK

Please note that the workshop has been moved from February 1. The new date for the workshop is: Friday, February 8, 13:15-15:00. 

Time and place: Jan. 4, 2019 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Glassburet (Room 418), IMK

Halvard Marrable: Vår tid i lys av fremtiden – maskinlæring, kunstig intelligens og stordata i science fiction sjangeren

Emil Leth Meilvang: The Botany of Dreams: Man Ray's Herbarium

Time and place: Dec. 7, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Glassburet (Room 418), IMK

Andreas Ervik: From anonymous trolling to mainstream politics: Electing a meme for president.

Time and place: Nov. 2, 2018 10:15 AM - 3:00 PM, Glassburet (Rom 418), IMK

The usual Media Aesthetics workshop will be expanded into a half-day seminar. The occasion is that we will be having two guest speakers: Our guest-PhD candidate Maja Bak Herrie from Aarhus University, and our new professor for Media Aesthetics Aud Sissel Hoel from NTNU.

Time and place: Oct. 12, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Glassburet (Rom 418), IMK

Andrew David Lock: Attending to the unoccupied room: intervals, silences and surrogates for absent bodies, in and through art practice.

Time: Sep. 7, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Steffen Krueger og Mats Andreas Nielsen: Click – stream – like – comment – share: A critical discussion of the webseries Skam and Skam Austin, Facebook Watch, and social media television.


Time: June 1, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

I. Kjetil Rødje presenterer et utkast til et pågående prosjekt med tittelen "Articulating the inexplicable in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers and Trash Humpers"

II. Jon Inge Faldalen introduserer tekst. 

Time: May 4, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

I. Ellef Prestsæter presenterer eget arbeid

II. Teksten som vil bli presentert på seminaret er John Bender & Michael Marrians: "Diagram", kapittel 2 i Culture of Diagram, s. 19-53.

Time: Apr. 6, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

I. Synne Tollerud Bull presenterer  innledningen til Susanne Østbye Sæther og Synne Tollerud Bulls Screen Space (arbeid under utvikling)

II. Elisabeth Brun presenterer Screen Production Research: Creative Practice as a Mode of Enquiry

Time: Mar. 2, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

I. Liv Hausken presenterer prosjekt under utvikling med arbeidstittelen "The face in the biometric passport" 

II. Annie Fee presenterer introduksjonen fra  Noa Steimatskys "The Face on Film" (Oxford University Press, 2017). 

Time: Feb. 2, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

I. Synne Tollerud viser prosjekt under utvikling med tittelen Zoom Blue Dot som skal presenteres på Meta.Morf biennalen. For mer informasjon vennligs se:

II. Karin Kukkonen introduserer Edvard Saids Intention and Method (1975)

Time: Jan. 5, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

I. Karin Kukkonen presenterer arbeidet med ERC søknad

II. Andreas Ervik introduserer Michael Marders "Plant-thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life"

Time and place: Dec. 1, 2017 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Glassburet, Room 418, IMK

I. Susanne Østby Sæther will present work-in-progress

II. Pasi Väliaho introduces Sean Silver, The Mind is a Collection (2014)

Time and place: Nov. 3, 2017 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Glassburet, Room 418, IMK

I. Pasi Väliaho will present his recently published text Shadows of Expectations

II. Aron Vinegar introduces Levi Bryant's book Onto-Cartography: An Ontology of Machines and Media.

Time and place: Oct. 13, 2017 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Glassburet, Room 418, IMK

I. Aron Vinegar will present work-in-progress: "Tapetum Lucidum: Art After Hours and the Inhuman"

II.Susanne Østby Sæther introduces Antonio Somaini, "Walter Benjamin’s Media Theory and the Tradition of the Media Diaphana,” Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung (Number 7, 2016): pp. 9-25

Time and place: Sep. 1, 2017 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Glassburet, Room 418, IMK

I. Timotheus Vermeulen will present work-in-progress under the title "Fiction as method"

II. Sean Cubitt will present work-in-progress: “Logistics and Behaviours: The Mass Image”

On the 31th August, the day before the seminar, a PhD workshop with Sean Cubitt and Liv Hausken will take place.

Time and place: Aug. 18, 2017 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Glassburet, Room 418, IMK

I. Annie Fee will present "Cocaine, Anthropometrics and Avant-Garde Beauty Queens: Photogénie Beyond Jean Epstein"

II. Ove Solum introduces Pieter Kääpäs, Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas (2014)

Time: June 2, 2017

Sara Rundgren Yazdani presents her ongoing project.

Maria Moseng presents her ongoing project.


Time: May 5, 2017

Mats Andreas Nielsen will present his own work under the title “The philosopher and the technician: Towards a post-phenomenological path beyond the divide”

Susanne Østbye Sæther will present the third chapter "«Eco-political Aesthetics»" from Sean Cubitts' “Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies”(2016).

Time: Apr. 7, 2017

Visiting guest reseacher Luis Lisbona presents his Ph.D project with the working title "The Mass Landscape".

Jon Inge Faldalen presents John Durham Peters' The Marvelous Clouds. Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media

Time: Mar. 2, 2017 - Mar. 3, 2017

Media Aesthetic seminar will this month serve as a two-day event, with text seminar Thursday 2 March and then a full-day symposium Friday March 3, Technologies of Space: verticality, Volume, Infrastructure