02-04-2009

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May 15: Celebrating 10 years of NMDC in Utrecht

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Dear students, colleagues, alumni, and friends,

You are cordially invited to the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Department of New Media and Digital Culture of Utrecht University on Friday the 15th of May in Studio T. On this day we want to reflect on what we have achieved in the last ten years and how we have developed into a full-fledged and indispensable field of study.

The day will be kicked off with a series of presentations of former students who will tell us about their professional careers after their study. In the afternoon our book [i]Digital Material: Tracing New Media in Everyday Life and Technology[/i] will be launched (AUP, eds. M. van den Boomen, S. Lammes, A.-S. Lehmann, J. Raessens and M.T. Schäfer). The first copy of the book will be presented to Prof. Wiljan van den Akker (Dean of the Faculty of Humanities).

Afterwards academics and artist will reflect upon the theme of the book. The talks in the morning will be all held in Dutch. Please reserve a.s.a.p by e-mail (M.T.Schaefer AT uu.nl), indicating which part of the day you would like to attend. See the program below.

Program:

10.30 Doors open and coffee

11.00-13.00 Professional perspectives, StudioT (Kromme Nieuwegracht 20, Utrecht)

Alumni talk about their careers, amongst others:

- Stan van Engelen, VPRO
- Keimpe de Heer, De Zwijger/Creative Learning Lab
- Naomi van Stelten, IJsfontijn
- Lotte Vergouwen, Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO)

14.00-17.00 Book launch and presentations, StudioT Moderator: Ann-Sophie Lehmann

14.00-14.30 Official opening and presentation of first copy to Wiljan van den Akker (Dean of the Faculty of Humanities)

14.30-15.15 Presentations by selected contributors to the book

15.15-15.30 Break

15.30-16.15 Presentations by Geert Lovink & Florian Cramer

16.15-17.00 Presentations by Walter Langenaar & audrey samson

17.00-18.00 Drinks