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My last "speaking engagement" (ha ha) of the semester. 
12th-Nov-2008 09:55 am
Rose
Standards and Practices
Friday, November 14, 2008
09:30 AM - 06:00 PM

Helen Mills Theater
137 West 26 Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

The NYU Council for Media and Culture and the NYU Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture, and Communication announce a graduate conference on the theme of “Standards and Practices.”

Conference Schedule

9:15 Coffee

9:45 Welcome and Announcements
> Brett Gary, NYU Media, Culture, and Communication
> Ben Kafka, NYU Media, Culture, and Communication

10:00 Keynote Address
> Keller Easterling, Associate Professor, Yale School of Architecture

11:00 Panel I - Standard Deviations
> Cynthia Conti, "Is Anybody Listening?: Questioning the Local Bond between LPFM Broadcasters and their Audiences"
> Gabriele Cosentino, "The Glamorous Normalization of Deviance on Italian Media"
> Sarah Stonbely, “An Investigation into the Importance of Defensive Position-Takings in the Journalistic Field”
> Moderator: Martin Scherzinger, NYU Media, Culture, and Communication

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Panel II - Cultural Practices
> Ben Mederios, “The Author of His Own Misfortune: Gender and the Politics of Mediated Confession in the James Frey Memoir Scandal”
> Rianne Subijanto, “Contesting Standards, Establishing Practices: Popular Piety Culture in the Production of a Religious TV Series”
> Casey Brienza, “Sizing Up Manga: When Standardization Destabilizes Definition”
> Moderator: Ben Kafka, NYU Media, Culture, and Communication

3:00 Break

3:15 Panel III - Calibrating Technology
> Robert Wosnitzer, “Turret Capitalism: Mediatizing Risk Standards and the Practices of
Credit Trading”
> Travis Hall, “Processed Identities: The Creation of Bureaucratic Identification”
> Carolyn Kane, “Redeeming the ‘Blue Flower in the Land of Technology’: Collaboration, Control, and Digital Color Aesthetics at Bell Laboratories,
1968-1984”
> Moderator: Joshua Greenberg, Director of Digital Strategy and Scholarship, New York Public Library

4:45 Concluding Remarks
> Ted Magder, NYU Media, Culture, and Communication

5:00 Reception

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Comments 
12th-Nov-2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
Moderated by Kafka, eh? Hmm...

And what exactly would you be talking about when the definition is destabilized? Is this the realm of, for example, when businesses claim manga is not a graphic novel but a format/paper size?
12th-Nov-2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
Is this the realm of, for example, when businesses claim manga is not a graphic novel but a format/paper size?

Actually, I don't think a business would claim that it is "just" that, and the "just" is the problem. After all, a graphic novel is typically understood as "just" sequential art in book form (of any format/trim size). The definition of manga has become very subjective--and this subjectivity is kinda the punchline of my paper.
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