TALKS In 2012
1/12/12 “Repeating Archives: Morant Bay, Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley and Me”, Against Recovery: Slavery, Freedom and the Archive, Amercian History Workshop, CLACS, History, with CUNY Graduate Center, New York University
17/11/12 Plenary Roundtable: International Association of Transport, Traffic and Mobility, T2M Annual Conference, Madrid, Spain
11/09/12 Pleneray Panel: “The Islanding Effect”, Panel on Haiti, Tourism and Diaspora, Haitian Studies Association Annual Meeting, York University, NY
10/24/12 “The Black Diaspora and a Queer Caribbean Freedom”, Center for Black Diaspora, Depaul University, Chicago
07/5-7/12 Keynote Address: Moving Boundaries in Mobilities Research Conference, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
06/30/12 Plenary Panel: The Caribbean Studies Association 37th Annual Conference, Guadeloupe, FWI
5/24/12 Keynote Address at 2012 International Communication Association (ICA) Pre-conference Workshop, Phoenix, AZ, USA
4/13/12 Video keynote address by Mimi Sheller at the Mobile Publics Workshop, Lancaster University, 13-14 April 2012
3/16-18/12 Presentation on “Mobile Art” at the Pan-American Mobilities Network Conference: Local and Mobile: Linking mobilities, mobile communication and mobile media, hosted by the Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media Program and the Mobile Gaming Research Lab at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
LA RE.PLAY 22-16 February, 2012
Introduction to the double session co-organized by Hana Iverson and Mimi Sheller at the College Arts Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles. See full information at: http://www.lareplay.net.
Talks in 2011
10/20/11 Invited Lecturer in the International Association for Traffic, Transport and Mobility (T2M) Summer School on “The Passenger: Mobility and Modernity”, Berlin, 9/30-10/6, 2011; and Presenting “Speed Metal: from Streamline to Airstream” at the T2M Conference “Transport and Mobility on Display”, 6-9 Oct. 2011, Berlin, Germany.
06/6/11 Keynote Address: “Place Pulse: Mobile Orientations, Sentient Cities, New Media Ecologies”, at Symposium New alliances – body, nature and social relations, Utzon Center, Aalborg, Denmark.
4/29/11 Keynote Address: “Mobile Art: Locating Mobile Network Culture” at the conference Net-Cultures: Mobility and Location in Social Networks, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
4/12/11 “Theorizing Aeromobilities on the US-Caribbean Border”, presented in session on “Geographies of Everyday (Im)mobilities” at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
4/7/11 “The Emergence of New Cultures of Mobility”, invited lecture at the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, NY
4/1/11 “You Signed My Name but Not my Feet: Unsilencing the Haitian Past”, A Workshop in Honor of Robin Blackburn, at The New School for Social Research, NY
2/28/11 Distinguished Lecture, “Sustainable Mobility and Mobility Justice”, University Transportation Center, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
11/17-21/10 “Open Skies and Closed Borders: The Production of Airports as ‘Soft Walls’ on the US-Caribbean Border”, Executive Session of the American Anthropological Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA
11/11-13/10 ‘Supporting Haitian Infrastructure Reconstruction Decisions with Local Knowledge: A Case Study Focusing on Water and Sanitation in Leogane’, Haitian Studies Association Annual Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI
10/27-29/10 Keynote Address: “Mobile Mediality: Putting Place in Motion” at the Cosmobilities Network Annual Conference, at University of Aalborg, Denmark
Talks in Fall 2010
1. Island Studies Commission Conference:
27-30 August, 2010, Island of Ven, Sweden
Keynote address by Mimi Sheller:
2. Cosmobilities Conference Plenary Talk by Mimi Sheller
October 27-29, 2o10, Aalborg University, Denmark
Title: Mobile Mediality: Putting Place in Motion
Abstract: Through everyday practices of moving around cities, people are creating new ways of interacting with others, with places, and with screens while moving. Such practices of ‘mobile mediality’ elicit both utopian hopes and dystopian fears about pervasive computing, augmented reality, ‘transarchitectures’ (Novak), or responsive environments (VURB). Mobile mediality depends on an invisible array of satellites, cell towers, smart buildings and other infrastructure. Architectures of mobility and infrastructures of communication are mixing and blending visible/invisible, presence/absence, and local/global scales. How are the day-to-day appropriations of mobile media and geo-locational data interacting with the design of public spaces and infrastructures of mobility? How does access to WiFi, mobile 3G, RFID, or GIS data reconfigure urban mobilities and spatialities, and who is excluded from such access? What are the potentials of mobility spaces as new sites for creative interventions, public participation and social interaction? And what problems of privacy, surveillance, secrecy, and uneven accessibility are emerging out of the new patterns of mobile mediality? This talk contributes to the emerging research concerning creativity, social mobilization, and the formation of new mobile publics within the software-embedded and digitally augmented urbanism that some describe as ‘remediated’ space (Graham), ‘hybrid space’ (de Souza e Silva), or ‘information space’ (Lemos).
Talks in Winter-Spring 2010
- 2 March 2010 Ignite Philly – part of Global Ignite Week – Mimi Sheller speaking on ‘Aluminum Dreams’ at Johnny Brendas 1201 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 4-6 March 2010 University of Miami, Department of English, Caribbean Literary and Cultural Studies Program : Conference on “The Global Caribbean: Interrogating the Politics of Location in Caribbean Literature and Culture”. Keynote Address by Mimi Sheller: “Broken Borders: Caribbean Mobilities, (Im)Mobile Technologies and Fractured Spatialities”
- 24 March 2010: University of Pittsburgh: “Space Age Tropics: Aluminum Dreams and Divergent Modernities in the Caribbean”
- 8-10 April 2010: Conference on “Cultures of Movement: Mobile Subjects, Communities and Technologies in the Americas”, Victoria, B.C. Canada: Keynote Address by Mimi Sheller: “Caribbean Mobilities: Postcolonial Mobile Subjects in a Denationalizing Digitized World”
- 14-18 April 2010, American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.: “Cultural Transitions Towards New Mobility Systems: Beyond Transport Geography?” in the session on “Common Concerns? Rethinking the transport/mobilities divide”
Talks Given in Fall 2009:
- Sept. 25-26, 2009 Syposium at North Carolina State University Department of Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media:
Presenting “Open Skies and Caribbean Flows” at the Symposium:
- October 13th-25th, 2009 Visiting Scholar at Media@McGill:
- October 25th, 2009 Canadian Association of Cultural Studies Conference:
- November 19, 2009 Invited Talk at Bucknell University, PA
title: “Space Age Tropics: Aluminum, Mobility and Caribbean Modernity”
- December 2, 2009 American Anthropological Association Meetings
12:00 Discussant for Theorizing (Im)mobilities panel
4:00 “Space Age Tropics” in Engaging the State panel