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Renewal! ctrl-z.net.au symposium

13 April 2013 @ Thousand Pound Bend, Melbourne
doors open @ 10.00 / bar open all day

Who cares if we are ‘post-’? The question is, What might we be ‘pre-’?
And what (to raise a question that must always remain open in view of what always remains to come) might that ‘pre-’ be? At a time of increasing social and technological complexity, what are we becoming? What is becoming, for example, of our cities, of nationhood, of publics … if we are all now user-producers and globally networked ‘friends’?
If we are all ‘new’ citizens today, in the era of social media, social networks and user-generated content, what forms might ‘new citizenship’ take in the future? If we are always ‘on’ (online, plugged in, available), what is to become of solitude, of privacy? And why are media now ‘social’? Hasn’t sociality defined the history of media? If not, is it now arriving? Are we witnessing its ‘pre’-sentment?
Such provocations inform the theme of renewal to be discussed by a range of invited speakers (including artists, writers, academics and public figures) in conversation with a general audience.

tix online $20
$25 (full) $20 (concession) @ the door

For more please see the event website:  http://www.ctrl-z.net.au/events/renewal-program/

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