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									                  The Dromocratic Condition: Schedule
FFF – First Floor Foyer, Percy Building
G5 – G5 Lecture Room, Ground Floor, Percy Building
SR1 – Seminar Room 1, First Floor, Percy Building

Saturday 12 March
9 am to 9.30 am: Registration and coffee, FFF

9.30 am – 9.45 am: Welcome, G5

9.45 am – 11.15 am: First session
Terminal Destinations, G5                Theorising Acceleration, SR1

Chair: Stacy Gillis                      Chair: Bob Hanke
Speed, Air Travel and Urban mobility:    Running To Stand Still: Late
the Impact of Helicopter Travel on the   Modernity’s Acceleration Fixation –
City – Saulo Cwerner                     Geoff Lightfoot and Simon Lilley (co-
Acceleration Nation: Speed and Car       author Donncha Kavanagh)
Crashes, Ideology and Death in Iceland   How to Affirm the Anti-Gravitational
– Arnar Árnason and Sigurjón Baldur      Impulse of Modernity: A Critical
Hafsteinsson (co-author Tinna            Analysis of Peter Sloterdijk’s
Grétarsdóttir)                           Interpretation of Speed – Sjoerd van
Vanishing Point’s Vanishing Point –      Tuinen
John Beck                                The ‘End of Time’ in Virilio and
                                         Transhumanist Philosophy – Eduard

11.15 am – 11.45 am: Coffee, FFF

11.45 am – 1.15 pm: Second session
Sights and Sites of Acceleration, G5     Transition, Temporality and the
                                         Literary Imagination, SR1
Chair: Anna Notaro
Operational Media – Jordan Crandall      Chair: Larch Juckes Maxey
From ‘Here’ to ‘Now’: The Dromology      Russian Revolutionary Terrorism and
of Paul Virilio’s New Ocularcentrism –   the Rush for the Future – Claudia
Rob Bartram                              Verhoeven
The Panoramic Gaze and Wilderness        ‘Experienced Too Soon’: Speed, War
Photography – Angela Melville            and Traumatic Affect in Ian
                                         McEwan’s Atonement – Paul
                                         Process vs. Product: ‘Natural’ Time
                                         and Modern Progress in André Gide’s
                                         Les Nouvelles Nourritures – Lynn E.

1.15 pm – 2.15 pm: Lunch, FFF
2.15 pm – 3.15 pm: Keynote talk, G5
Jean Baudrillard and Paul Virilio on War and Terrorism – Douglas Kellner

3.15 pm – 3.45 pm: Coffee, FFF

3.45 pm – 5.15 pm: Third session
Subjectivities at Speed, G5              Alternative Directions, SR1

Chair: Andrew Shail                      Chair: Arnar Árnason
The Drapetomanic Body: Speed,            Dromos, Chronos and Control:
Transmutation and the Affective          Towards a Dispersed Demonstration –
Potential of the Black Cyborg-Athlete    Helen Kambouri (co-author Pavlos
– Jessica Edwards and Steve Goodman      Hatzopoulos)
Dislocated Perceptions: The              Slowly Crashing Fast: A Political
Contemporary Subject and the City in     Intervention in the Stories of Speed –
Process – James O’Leary                  Sarah Rani Sharma
Self-formation Under Discontinuous       Speed | Walking | Desire | Paths –
Environments and Further Possibilities   Matthew Tiessen
of Democracy – Hiroyuki Ishimatsu

8 pm: Conference dinner at Tiger Tiger, The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle
upon Tyne

Sunday 13 March
9 am – 9.15 am: One-day registration and coffee, FFF

9.15 am – 10.45 am: Fourth session
Motion and Stasis in the Arts, G5        Acceleration and the Market, SR1

Chair: Rob Bartram                       Chair: Mark Featherstone
Cyber-Performativity: The Speed of       Hypermodern Organization: The Need
Dance Between Futurism and               for Speed and its Organizational
Cyberspace – Stamatia Portanova          Consequences – Joanne Roberts and
Swoosh Time: Nike’s Art of Speed Ad      John Armitage
Campaign and the Blogosphere – Anna      Acquiring and Expanding Desire: The
Notaro                                   Exponent – Andrew Bucksbarg
On the Inertia of Art Objects – Dave     Insights and Incites: Sustainability’s
Beech                                    Challenge to Dromocracy – Larch
                                         Juckes Maxey

10.45 am – 11.15 am: Coffee, FFF
11.15 am – 12.45 pm: Fifth session
Dromocratic–Democratic Collisions,        Reality, Simulation and War, SR1
                                          Chair: Saulo Cwerner
Chair: Simon Lilley                       War Bites: Trauma, Politics and
Intuition and Idiocy – Mark               Virtual War – Jonathan Mendel
Featherstone                              Virilio’s Self-Fulfilling Prophecy:
Digital Speed and Democratic Politics     Dromocracy and Total War – William
– Robert Hassan                           J. Rice
Democracy and the Dromocratic             The War Machine, Dromology and
Condition: Accelerated Politics in the    Iraq War II – Jari Rantapelkonen
Canadian Election – Bob Hanke

12.45 pm – 1.45 pm: Lunch, FFF

1.45 pm – 2.45 pm: Keynote talk, G5
The Elite War on Utopia – John Armitage

2.45 pm – 3.15 pm: Coffee, FFF

3.15 pm – 4.30 pm: Sixth session, G5
Dromocratic Spaces

Chair: Dave Beech
Urban Conservation in Historic Cities: Accelerated Industrialisation and Rapid
Modernisation – Reza Abouei
From Democracy to Dromocracy: The Citizen in European Dromotopia –
Richard Ek

4.30 pm: Close of conference

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