Jonathan Beller (Professor of Humanities and Media Studies, Pratt Institute, NYC) is one of the foremost theorists of the visual turn and the attention economy. His work on the history of cinema emphasizes the way that the screen-image has altered all aspects of social life. His books and edited volumes includeThe Cinematic Mode of Production: Attention Economy and the Society of the Spectacle (2006), Acquiring Eyes: Philippine Visuality, Nationalist Struggle and the World-Media System (2008), and Feminist Media Theory (2012). Beller also serves on the Editorial Collective of Social Text.
His talk on April 21st, 2 pm, in the DuBois Room is entitled “The Message is Murder: Theses on Computational Capitalism.”
Sponsored by English, Art History, Computer Science, and the Mandel Center for the Humanities.