In this second round of responses in the Experimental Media in the City roundtable, Holly Willis encourages us to consider how mediated cities and mediated selves provoke an ethics of the computational and the ethically mediated self, as opposed to an ethics of the visual.
Alison Wielgus returns to the sites of the BAFC to view them through Google's digital maps and ask what still remains uncharted, and how mapping can be decoupled from older power structures in emerging media.
In this introduction to the second series of posts from the roundtable on experimental media in the city, Swagato Chakravorty contends that the intermediations between city and self have created a crisis of representation.
Holly Willis explores Liam Young's "speculative cinema," showing how his work that integrates film, fiction, animation, marketing, games and documentary demonstrates an emergent cinematic form that defies generic boundaries whilst simultaneously reconfiguring the city.
In this post, Aroussiak Gabrielian explores Google Street View as an experimental medium, asking how it offers us new narrative forms and new subjective possibilities for interacting with our environments.
Alison Wielgus explores how the Black Audio Film Collective re-worked the techniques and ethics of classical city symphonies to produce politically engaged experimental works about the varied experiences of London's communities of color.
In this reflection on and preview of the Roundtable on Experimental Media and the City, Swagato Chakravorty encourages the contributors think through what might be at stake in experimental media's relationship to the city and the built environment.