The Netaudio Conference is leading the debate exploring the intersection of Internet, technology and cultural practices. It will bring together theorists, practitioners, activists and academics to address a challenging set of themes in 21st-century culture: politics, protest and sound; creativity and collaboration; and digital futures and analogue survivals.
The conference programme is presented in 3 strands. Each includes a key note address, followed by short presentations from each of the panelists.
Politics, Protest and Sound
This panel looks to explore the politics of sound, online communities and real-world interventions and the dynamics of the online/offline relationship. Is music culture / (post)-industry becoming effectively 'post-capitalist' in nature? Are noise and improv by default anti-capitalist? What resistances and tensions does music carry within itself that provide potential tools for capitalism or a means for getting out of it? Speakers include:
- 12:10 Matthew Herbert (keynote)
- 12:30 Mark Fisher & Jeremy Gilbert
- 12:40 Anthony Iles
- 12:50 a speaker from UK Uncut
Creativity and Collaboration in the Internet Era
This panel seeks to explore the impact of technology on creative collaborations and beyond. Does the peer to peer movement present a new condition of capitalism? What modes of collective individuation exist and how are they different from general concepts of collectivity? Speakers include:
- 14:30 Michel Bauwens (keynote)
- 14:50 Matthew Fuller
- 15:00 Tamara Barnett-Herrin
- 15:10 Christoph Brunner
Digital Futures and Analogue Survivals
This panel seeks to examine how seemingly redundant technologies are being re-appropriated. What is the impact of new technologies on the production and consumption of music/sound? What does the digital future hold? Speakers include:
- 16:10 Liliane Lijn (keynote) introduced by Ed Baxter
- 16:35 Andrew Blake
- 16:45 Olga Goriunova
- 16:55 Cecilia Wee
We have asked each of the speakers to submit a short written piece along the lines of what they will speak about. This should generate some food for thought in the week running up to the conference. Check the News section of the site for these texts and join our linkedin group to take part in the discussion.
The Netaudio conference is co-programmed by Jeremy Gilbert of the Centre for Cultural Studies Research, University of East London.
Sunday, 15 May, 11:30am - 6pm
Tickets: ￡10 or ￡5 concessions (full time education, unwaged and 11-25 members)
Venue: Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH