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Interface 2014: Transmediating Culture

May 2, 2014 — May 3, 2014
Time: 12:00 AM — 12:15 AM

Location:Carleton University

The transmediation of a work is never a simple duplication. In My Mother Was a Computer (2005), Katherine Hayles argues that the transformation of a work into a new medium is a kind of translation, and therefore an interpretation. This act of translation has significant consequences for our understanding of a work. While the accessibility of new digital media has elevated concerns about the implications and applications of transmediation across disciplines in the arts, its relevance pertains not only to digital, but to material works as well; for example, the relocation of art into new contexts, adaptation, and parody. This year’s Interface 2014 conference, co-organized by the Hyperlab’s very own Sarah Thorne, aims to explore the impact of transmediation on both material and digital works.

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