Anne Balsamo Lecture-The Humanities Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Anne Balsamo Lecture

Ways of the Hand: Making Place, Making Culture

In response to the “Imagining Planetarity” project, Anne Balsamo will address one of its key questions:  “how might the world to come be thought into existence constructively?”  She approaches this question by looking at the role of the body (or more specifically) the “hand” participates and mediates placemaking and the creation of a world.  She reports on her new project that investigates the rise of DIY culture in the US and the development of shanzhai practices in China as modes of innovation that serve as important sites for the reproduction of culture.

Anne Balsamo is Professor of Interactive Media in the School of Cinematic Arts, and of Communication in the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California.

Tuesday, April 24th at 4:30 PM, Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall A51