Hyperspace, Sensorium, Connectivity, War... A Lecture with interruptions

  • Kristen Kreider (Speaker)

Activity: OtherPublic engagement, outreach and knowledge exchange - Public Lecture/debate/seminar


This lecture takes as its starting point the Westin Bonaventure Hotel designed by architect John Portman in 1974. Nested in the heart of Los Angeles, this ‘city within a city’ was infamously interpreted by pre-eminent Marxist theorist Frederic Jameson as a model of postmodern hyperspace and an allegory for the logic of late capital.

The lecture will cover the following topics:
The Bonaventure Hotel / LA Tapped / Moon Landing / Falling / Bas Jan Ader / Pruitt Igoe / 104 Kilotonne Idea / Whitie on the Moon / WTC / Starship Enterprise / Donna Summer / Bunker Archeology / Dedalus-Icarus / Star Wars / Michael Herr’s Dispatches / Kyoto Station / John Portman / O Superman (For Massenet) / Strategic Defense Initiative / The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism / Ronald Reagan / Wings of Desire / Video Shakkei / The Angel of History / Fight the Power / Terror Paranoia / Satanic Verses / Cell / Falling Man / Basinski’s Disintegration Loops / Iraq War I + II / Parhessia / Sontag’s Regarding the Pain of Others / Arnold Schwarzenegger / Shock & Awe / Butler’s Frames of War etc…
Period13 Apr 2012