Conference Program

MONDAY, 27 MAY 2019

8.30 – Registration

9.00–9.15 – Opening Address (Conference Room): Robert Sucharski, Jerzy Axer, Szymon Wróbel

9.15–9.45 – Opening Lecture (Conference Room):
Szymon Wróbel, University of Warsaw: Labour without a worker or a worker without a labour

9.45–10.00 – Coffee Break

10.00–11.30 – Panel I (Conference Room): The Deletion of “Professional Philosophers” and the “Philosophy” of Deletion. What will the work of philosophy look like in the post-digital age?
Chair: Szymon Wróbel

Randal Auxier, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, University of Warsaw (Visiting Professor): Time, Possibility, and Real Deletion

Marcin Rychter, University of Warsaw: A Second Death of the Author or a Birth of the Text-User? Some remarks on writing and subjectivity in the digital era

Eli Kramer, University of Warsaw: The End of the Dominance of the Academic Essay and the Rise of The Once and Future Philosophical-Literary Genre: Towards an account of the dynamic image

10.00–12.00 – Panel II (Room no. 9): Philosophical Perspectives
Chair: Gregg Lambert

Ivan Dimitrijevic, University of Warsaw: Metaphysics of work

Krzysztof Skonieczny, University of Warsaw: Work and Education in Control Societies

Jędrzej Maliński, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań: Simondon’s Philosophy of Alienation, Revisited

Michał Krzykawski, University of Silesia in Katowice: Reinventing Rationality in the Age of Uberisation: From André Gorz to Bernard Stiegler

12.00–12.15 – Coffee Break

12.15–13.45 – Keynote Lecture (Conference Room):
Bernard Stiegler, Institute for Research and Innovation: Work as Dis-Automatization

13.45–14.30 – Lunch Break

14.30–16.00 – Keynote Lecture (Conference Room):
Adam Nocek, Arizona State University: Molecular Work: Entertaining the Computational Biosciences

16.00–16.15 – Coffee Break

16.15–18.15 – Panel III (Conference Room): Spaces and the Organization of Work
Chair: Badrinath Rao

Lara Alouan, University of Paris Saclay, Orange Labs: Hackerspaces’ socialization: Tensions between recreating or overcoming reproduction of power relations?

Paweł Frelik, University of Warsaw: Dark Archivists: Fans, Immaterial Labor, and Copyright

Joseph Cook, University College London: Data, Design and Democracy: Engaging the Worker in the Creation of the Contemporary Workplace

Ewelina Twardoch-Raś, Jagiellonian University, Krakow: Biometric exploitation of the body. Implementation of the idea of post-affective work in contemporary bioartistic projects and pop-culture narratives

16.15–18.15 – Panel IV (Room no. 9): Images and Emotions
Chair: Alex Taek-Gwang Lee

Benjamin Slavík, Charles University, Prague: Digital image as mean of the new experience of the memory and the event

Michaela Fišerová, Charles University, Metropolitan University, Prague: Photographic Metonymy. Sharing of Visual Fragments of Events

Julia Krzesicka, University of Warsaw: Emotions in the future of work. Towards emotional capitalism?

Stankomir Nicieja, University of Opole: Postdigital work on Hollywood screens: Real problems and imaginary solutions in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012), Ex Machina (2015) and Downsizing (2017)

18.15–18.30 – Closing remarks (Conference Room)

18.30 – Dinner


TUESDAY, 28 MAY 2019

9.00–10.30 – Panel V (Conference room): Work, Play and Gaming
Chair: Michał Krzykawski

Marcin Kozak, University of Warsaw: Working during playtime or why video games resemble a day in a random corporation

Michał Kłosiński, Silesia University, Katowice: Technologies of nostalgia or how we work to buy II Word War simulacra. Analysis of retrotopia in World of Warships videogame

Adrian Zabielski, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun: Playbor. Superimposition of Labor and Leisure in Modern Capitalism

9.00–9.30 – Keynote Lecture (Room no. 9):
Badrinath Rao, Kettering University, Flint: What is Sacrosanct about Work in the Post-Digital Age? Insights from Social Philosophy

9.30–10.30 – Panel VI (Room no. 9): Social and Political Perspectives
Chair: Ivan Dimitrijevic

Alex Taek-Gwang Lee, Kyung Hee University, Seoul: Technology and International Law: On Digital Biopolitics and Beyond

Johan Andreas Trovik, Princeton University: Post-work politics in the post-digital age

10.30–10.45 – Coffee Break

10.45–12.45 – Panel VII (Conference Room): No More Free Time?
Chair: Michał Kłosiński

Michael Stemerowicz, Polish Academy of Sciences: The future of work in times of the “Electrical Ego” – Is unemployment becoming an expensive luxury?

Mi Young Park, Independent researcher: The Smart Screen and Reengineering Free Time

Artur Szarecki, University of Warsaw: Digital Technologies, Ambient Noise and the Regime of Ubiquitous Work

Imen El Bedoui, University of Tunis, University of Kairouan: Bio-art practice as an incarnation of Posthuman through the Postdigital

10.45–12.45 – Panel VIII (Room no. 9): Marxist and Critical Approaches
Chair: Ewa Mazierska

Heiko Feldner, Cardiff University: What does God do when he is dead? Karl Marx and the innovation paradox of ‘digital capitalism’

Jakub Gużyński, Krzysztof Tarkowski, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń: The Post-work World as Opportunity for the Left: Future Invented by Nick Srnicek & Alex Williams

Mikołaj Ratajczak, Polish Academy of Sciences: Immaterial Labour as Application of Rules: Towards the Linguistico-Anthropological Foundation for a Critique of Cognitive Capitalism

Nilüfer Pınar Kılıç, Ankara University: Bourdieusian Approach to the New Communication Technologies

12.45–13.00 – Coffee Break

13.00–14.30 – Keynote Lecture (Conference Room):
Gregg Lambert, Syracuse University: Homo, Humanitas, Human Capital

14.30–15.15 – Lunch Break

15.15–16.45 – Keynote Lecture (Conference Room):
Ewa Mazierska, University of Central Lancashire: Cleaners and Maids on Screen

16.45–17.00 – Coffee Break

17.00–18.30 – Panel IX (Conference Room): New tools, new methodologies
Chair: Krzysztof Skonieczny

Monika Stobiecka, University of Warsaw: Prostheticizing archaeology. Explorations in materiality and temporality of digital archaeological objects

Giuseppe Sofo, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia: (Re)visioning Translation. The Perception and Readability of Translation in the Post-Digital Work

Kuba Kulesza, Interface: the anatomy of tool

18.30 – 19.00 – Closing Remarks (Conference Room)

19.00 – Dinner