Media Places 2010
Umeå University
Media Places Conference


December 9 - Thursday

10 am Registration, exhibition, coffee
12 am Bag lunch (provided to registered conference participants)
1:00 pm Conference opening by Pro Vice Chancellor Kjell Jonsson

Introduction by Patrik Svensson, HUMlab, Umeå University
1:15 pm Afternoon session

The Gardens of Versailles as Media Place
Chandra Mukerji, UC San Diego

Complex Narratives and Effects Across Media
Jesus de Francisco, Motion Theory

Media Places as Hybrid Practice
Simon Lindgren, Umeå University
3:15 pm Transportation to the School of Architecture, Arts Campus
3:30 pm Peter Kopelman, Vice Chairman of the University Board, Umeå University + Reception
4 pm Architectures of Information: Cedric Price and his Urban Nerve Centres
Molly Steenson, Princeton University
4:45 pm Transportation to the main campus
5:00-7:00 pm Evening session

Vice-Chancellor Lena Gustafsson, Umeå University

Patrik Svensson, Umeå University and Zephyr Frank, Stanford University

Media Homes Then and Now
Lynn Spigel, Northwestern University

Media as Architecture
Erica Robles, New York University

Interactive Architecture
Miles Kemp, Variate Labs

A Business Case for Media Places
Derny Häggström, Oryx Simulations
Ingvar Näslund, Västerbottenskuriren
Eva Nygren, SWECO
Carl Wickman, Vinnova

Umeå 2014
Marie Louise Rönnmark
Umeå municipality

Self-cutting Media Places
Anna Johansson, Umeå University

The Big Bang
Carter Emmart, American Museum of Natural History
7:00-8:00 pm Showcase and snacks

December 10 - Friday

8:30 am Coffee
9:00 am Morning session:

Imagining the Smart Home
Lynn Spigel, Northwestern University

Information Systems, Spatial Robots and the Future of Interactive Space
Miles Kemp, Variate Labs
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Maps as Media Places
Zephyr Frank, Stanford University

Knytt as a Media Place
Nicklas “Nifflas” Nygren, Nifflas’ Games
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Workshop/discussion: The Material Culture of Media Places
Convener: Erica Robles, New York University

Workshop/discussion: Knowledge production and Media Places
Convener: Finn Arne Jörgensen, Umeå University
3:00 - 4:20 pm The Universe as Media Place
Carter Emmart, American Museum of Natural History

Hospitals as Media Places
Tara Mullaney, Umeå University
6:15 pm Visit to Umevatoriet, reception
7:00 pm Dinner at Officersmässen

December 11 - Saturday

8:30 am Coffee
9:00 am The Crystal Cathedral: Architecting the Conditions for Mediated Congregation
Erica Robles, New York University

Virtual Worlds as Media Places
Mats Deutschmann, Umeå University
Jenna Ng, Umeå University and University of Cambridge (from spring 2011)
James Barrett, Umeå University
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Film, Postcard, Database: Media Places in the 20th Century Archive
Mike Frangos, Umeå University

Green Mansions, Pixel Forests: Simulating Nature and Provoking Environmentalism
Lisa Swanstrom, Umeå University and Florida Atlantic University
11:20 am Break
11:30 am Interactive Textures for Architecture and Landscaping
Mikael Wiberg, Umeå University

Delusional Media
Jeffrey Sconce, Northwestern University

12:30 pm Lunch

Welding Robots, Space and Gender
Jennie Olofsson, Luleå Technical University
1:30-3:30 pm Industry Workshops

1. Next Generation Motion
Convener: Fredric Larsson, Film i Västerbotten
Participants include David Eriksson, North Kingdom; Jesus de Francisco, Motion Theory; Frida Hammar, Itry; Linus Johansson, Popcore Film

2. Producing for Science Centers and Immersive Environments
Convener: Kenneth Bodin, Algoryx Simulation
Participants include Carter Emmart, Rose Center for Earth and Space