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The Squared Horizon: The Frames and Trajectories of Paul Virilio

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The School of Arts and Humanities will be hosting a conference focusing on the work of Paul Virilio organized around theme of the squared horizon.

  • From: Friday 6 June 2014, 12 am
  • To: Friday 6 June 2014, 12 am
  • Location: CELS 001/002, Clifton campus, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 6 June 2017, 12.00 am
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In Desert Screen, Paul Virilio suggests the notion of a 'squared horizon' as a way of envisioning the interposition of the screen, multiple screens, in matters of war, conflict and international relations. Yet, the 'squared horizon' might also function as a starting point for bringing together the various frames and trajectories which make up Virilio's oeuvre. The 'squared horizon' evokes the fragmented, pixelated existence of late capitalism, the perpetual dividing up of time into ever smaller units, the deferred, bracketed out future, put aside in favour of the instantaneous and immediate, the impact of urbanization with its grid systems and blocks on our experience of space, time and identity.


9.30 am - Registration and coffee

10 am - Welcome

10.10 am - Plenary

The Big Night: Into the Ultracity - John Armitage, University of Southampton

11 am - Coffee

11.30 am - Squaring Off - Virilio and Space

The secret underground bunkers do exist!!! - Michael Mulvihill, Artist.

The Negative Abyss - Mark Featherstone, Keele University

Topological Variations in Virilio’s Le Futurisme de l'instant - Enda Mccaffrey, Nottingham Trent University

1 pm - Lunch

2 pm - Squaring Circles - Virilio and Time

War and Post-War: Memory and European Identity in Paul Virilio's Phenomenology of Modern Technology - Neil Turnbull, Nottingham Trent University

Concepts and Catrastophes: Jean Baudrillard and Paul Virilio - Gerry Coulter, Bishop's University, Canada

3 pm - Coffee

3.30 pm - Square Heads - Virilio and the Digital Imagination

Framing the Criminal - Sophie Fuggle, Nottingham Trent University

The digi-child and dromospheric sensibility - Felicity Coleman, Manchester Metropolitan University

Inner screens and cybernetic battlefields: Paul Virilio and Robocop - Brian Sudlow, Aston University

5 pm - Close of Conference

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CELS 001/002, Clifton campus


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS

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