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NOMIS Lecture Seth Barry Watter
NOMIS Lecture: Interaction Rhythms and Interaction Measurement: A Case of Competing Instruments
Seth Barry Watter, NOMIS Fellow at eikones - Center for the Theory and History of the Image

Abstract:
Instruments that record and measure the world perform their functions according to built-in criteria; and prolonged familiarity with one kind of instrument will generate a worldview in multiple senses. This talk develops ideas about instruments from a media-theoretical and -historical perspective. It looks at a set of methods for the study of conversation: sound-film microanalysis, interaction chronography, and pen-tracings made from an acoustic signal. Each aims to measure temporal units. Each can be pointed at the same conversation. Yet each can give rise to quite different ideas of what it is to be human in a world shared with others.

Apr 21, 2021 06:15 PM in Zurich

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