Panel: The Matter with Media
The ear is not the primary sense of rationality. Only when it comes to hidden matters, it transforms itself from a neglegted organ to the most suited sense of knowledge acquisition. This happened with medical auscultation as early as in the 18th c. or during WWII with sonar. Listening could be reconfigured as a method for a critical inquiry about the matter with media, especially with regard its hidden agencies.
- Shintaro Miyazaki (theorist & artist), born 1980 in Berlin, has spend his youth in Basel (Switzerland) and has studied Media Theory, Musicology and Philosophy at the University of Basel (M.A.). Since 2007 he lives and works in Berlin. Miyazaki is interested in the Epistemology and Archeology of everyday technologies, which store, transmit and calculate/manipulate informations. In general he is interested in the hidden structural relations between sound/music and the cutting edge of knowledge, technology, science and culture. He is as well active as an conceptual and transmedial artist creating epistemic devices and opensource software. He is currently a independent PhD Researcher at Humboldt University Berlin at the Chair for Media Theory and holds a scholarship by cogito foundation (Switzerland). In 2008 he founded “Institute for Algorhythmics“.