Sensing Media: Department of Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference

Keynote lecture by Mark B. N. Hansen

April 20, 2018 - April 21, 2018, Daily, 12:00am - 12:00am

Graduate students from across the country and across disciplines will gather to engage in conversation on the ways in which contemporary media both expand our human senses and can also sense the world on their own. A day of panels on Saturday follows the Friday afternoon keynote address by Mark B. N. Hansen, the James B. Duke Professor of Literature at Duke University and author of Feed Forward: On the Future of 21st Century Media. The conference is organized by Dave Burnham, Gary Kafer, and Amy Skjerseth. For more information, visit

Mark B. N. Hansen is the James B. Duke Professor of Literature at Duke University. The author of Embodying Technesis: Technology Beyond Writing (2000), Bodies in Code: Interfaces with Digital Media (2006), and Feed-Forward: On the Future of Twenty-First-Century Media (2014), his work lies at the intersection of literary studies, film and media, philosophy (particularly phenomenology), science studies, and cognitive neuroscience.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, the Department of Art History, the Department of English, the Department of Music, the Committee on Theater and Performance Studies, and the Adelyn Russell Bogert Fund of the Franke Institute for the Humanities.