MediaCities runs across three days and several venues in downtown Buffalo and at the University at Buffalo. Below is the general schedule, followed by a list of panels, authors and presentation titles.

Friday, May 3, 2013: Statler Hotel, The Georgian Room

10:00 – 12:00 Workshops Start at Kapoor Hall – view schedules here.
1:15 – 1:45 Welcomes / Thanks / Intro
1:45 – 3:00 Uncommons: Uncommon Occupations
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:15 Uncommons: Social Capital & Social Practices
4:15 – 5:30 Media Geographies: New Geographic Practices
5:30 – 5:45 Break
5:45 – 6:45 Keynote: Benjamin H. Bratton
6:45 – 9:00 Reception

Saturday, May 4, 2013: Kapoor Hall, Room 125

10:15 – 11:30 Keynote: Stephen Kovats
11:45 – 1:00 New Practices
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:15 Media Geographies: Geographies of Difference
3:15 – 4:15 Media Geographies: Object / Matter
4:15 – 4:30 Break
4:30 – 5:30 Keynote: Mike Crang
7:00 – 9:00 Exhibition Opening Reception, 743 Main Street downtown Buffalo

Sunday, May 5, 2013: Kapoor Hall, Room 125

10:00 – 11:00 Other Urbans: 3 SEAs
11:00 – 12:00 Other Urbans: Brazil & Beyond
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 Uncommons: Uncommon Economies & Institutions
2:15 – 3:15 Bordervilles
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:15 Workshop Outcomes
4:15 – 4:30 Closing Remarks

General Timing

  • Presentations are 15 minutes long
  • Keynotes are 45 minutes
  • Panels and Keynotes  have an additional 15 minutes each for discussions

Panels, Moderators, Authors and Presentation Titles

Uncommons: Uncommon Economies & Institutions
Moderator: Hana Iverson

  • Stephanie Rothenberg. Telegarden Version 02: Rethinking the Commons Through Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing
  • Conor McGarrigle. Counter narratives in a time of crisis
  • Ebru Yetiskin and Ekmel Ertan. Paratactic Commons:  Reappropriating Commons By the Folding of Digital Technologies *
  • Martin Traunmueller and Stefanos Gkougkoustamos. Mediated urban space through geo-located social micro blogging

Uncommons: Uncommon Occupations
Moderator: Jordan Geiger

  • Adam Rothstein and Rosalynn Rothstein. Media Platforms, Occupied Media Space, and Political Narratives: A Critical Examination of the Occupy Protests, 2011-2012
  • Paige Sarlin. Imaging the Social: The ‘Realtime’ Documentary Media of Occupy Wall Street
  • Jonathan Massey and Brett Snyder. Crowdmapping Translocal Publics
  • Taraneh Meshkani. Urban Space, Participation and Social Media: How digital media are creating public spaces in recent socio-political movements?

Uncommons: Social Capital & Social Practices
Moderator: Marcus Foth

  • Karli Scott. Quantifying Social Capital in a Digital Urbanism: Developing Social Sustainability through Digital Analysis of Zero Growth Cities
  • Simon Poulter and Mike Stubbs. Liverpool, POST TLC *
  • Antoine Schmitt, City Lights Orchestra  (project)

Moderator: Dietmar Offenhuber

  • Christo de Klerk. Project Borders – measuring perceptions of everyday border crossings through participatory research
  • Erik Leahy and Brian Kelly. Into the Seam: The Architecture of Boundary
  • Julian Oliver. Border Bumping (project)

Other Urbans: Brazil & Beyond
Moderator: Katharine Willis

  • Mabel Wilson and Mario Gooden. Urban Futures / Mutable Topologies
  • Heloisa Pait. The Young in São Paulo: media use and global participation
  • Felix Rebolledo and Andréia Machado Oliveira. Abstract Urban Geographies as Memory Work

Other Urbans: 3 SEAs
Moderator: Sabine Zierold

  • Sophia Drakopoulou. Urban Praxis Athens 2012. An analysis and exploration of locative-media projects made in Athens, based on Lefebvre’s lived experience analysis and rhythmology method *
  • Brettany Shannon. About/By/In Out the Window
  • Melanie Crean. Malleable Architecture and the Pursuit of Spatial Justice in the Bronx

New Practices
Moderator: Omar Khan

  • Elmar Trefz and Joanne Jakovich. Spatial Interaction Design: Setting out a strategic urban analysis and design framework
  • Julia Marsh. Detours, Derives, and Destinations *
  • Ursula Damm. Chromatographic Ballads
  • Hana Iverson and Sarah Drury. Mechanics of Place

Media Geographies: Object / Matter
Moderator: Mark Shepard

  • Laura Forlano. Digital Materiality and the New Geographies of Media Cities
  • Marcus Foth, Florian Fischer and Christine Satchell. From Movie Screens to Moving Screens: Mapping Qualities of New Urban Interactions
  • Chris Speed, Duncan Shingleton and Tom Cherrett. Manifesting flow: An Internet of Cars

Media Geographies: Geographies of Difference
Moderator: Frank Eckhard

  • Katharine Willis and Alessandro Aurigi. Beyond the digital city – Remediating space at a regional scale
  • Brian Lonsway and Kathleen Brandt. information, media, urbanity
  • Aida Miron. Media Geography: Conflicting Projects towards the Urbanization of the Jungle
  • Sabine Zierold. Media Geographies: Personalized media geography in a multi-layered urbanity

Media Geographies: New Geographic Practices
Moderator: Jens Geelhaar

  • Christoph Brunner and Jonas Fritsch. Beyond the Network: Urban Media Ecologies and Experiential Fields
  • Keith Peiffer. Mass Intimacy
  • Achilleas Psyllidis and Nimish Biloria. Urban Media Geographies: Interfacing Ubiquitous Computing with the Physicality of Urban Space
  • Paolo Cirio, Street Ghosts (project)

Workshops Outcomes
Emcee: Nick Bruscia

  • Pecha-Kucha Style

* Presenting Remotely