NECS Conference Milan

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Join the annual conference of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies in Milan. More details can be found at

Affects of Surveillance at Pratt Institute

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Mirror-Touch Synaesthesia, Empathy, Spectatorship at Tate Modern

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How do art works touch us? Are images reflected in our bodies?

Can sensation be a form of participation?

At Tate Modern a symposium on the phenomenon of Mirror-Touch Synaesthesia. Initiated by Daria Martin

See here for the video registrations of this event. See here for my lecture, entitled "Orchestration of the Senses: 

Eisenstein’s Fourth Dimension and Aesthetic Synaesthesia".

Image by Jasper Toeli for the E*Cinema programme Fragments and Feedback Loops at EYE.


Thinking Cinema: New Approaches in Film Philosophy

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This lecture series, organized by the Faculty of Philosophy and the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Groningen, aims to showcase this vital interdisciplinary endeavor with talks by film theorists and philosophers from the Netherlands, Great Britain and Germany. See for more information and the full programme the website of the University of Groningen.

Panta Rhei: Fragments and Feedback Loops in E*Cinema

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Students of the Research Master Media Studies and of the HKU Art Academy have created and curated an evening in EYE's E*Cinema program, based on the idea of fragments and feedback loops in our audio-visual culture. Bert Haanstra's Panta Rhei (1951) has inspired multiple variations, according to the principle of 'Five Obstructions' of Lars von Trier. Please join and check out the E*Cinema blog.


The Brainstorm Sessions

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In De Brakke Grond: an exhibition at the intersection between artistic and scientific experiments; the first ever performance by ‘stand-up scientist’ Damiaan Denys, Head of Psychiatry at the AMC hospital ; a ‘neuro-concert’ by nanoscientist Anirban Bandyopadyay and a film programme in the Kriterion cinema in cooperation with Patricia Pisters, author of The Neuro-Image. For the detailed programme see the website of De Brakke Grond.