March 29, 2012
Rita Raley (University of California – Santa Barbara)
“The Ways We Read and Write Now: Transient Displays and Social Practices”

This talk addressed the diverse forms of textual media environments -
beyond the desktop – focusing on mobile media and projected display. What
are the different modalities of reader/user engagement, distraction,
embodied apprehension, and liveness? How might these environments relate
to social exchange, publics, and being-in-common? This talk equally reflected upon the disciplinary implications of textual environments that are about transient display and process rather than the artifact.

Additional support for this event came from the Mobile Media Lab.