Dr. Martha Blassnigg – Personal

Reports & invited lectures
2013. Panel presentation on Henri Bergson’s Creative Evolution; international symposium ‘Tribute to Brian Goodwin’, Schumacher College, Dartington, 16 Oct.
2013. Public lecture. ‘Dialogues Across Paradigms: Arts and Humanities in Conversation with the Sciences of Life. Art and Science Meeting, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gdansk, 12 Oct.
2013. Public lecture with Michael Punt. ‘Early Cinema and the Technological Imaginary’, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Plymouth, 16 Jan.
2011. Plenary lecture. ‘Light and Imagination at the Convergence of Art, Science, Popular Culture and Commercial Application: Clues from the Past’. At “Toward a third culture. The coexistence of art, science and technology”, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in collaboration with Gdansk History Museum. Gdansk, May 23-25.
2010. Plenary lecture. ‘Delightful(l) Mind: Toward an Anthropology of Light’. At “The Pleasure of Light” conference, a collaboration between the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study, The French Institute Budapest and the Ludwig Museum: Museum of Contemporary Art. Budapest, Sept. 3.
2010. Plenary lecture. ‘The Observing Participant’: Time, Memory, and Consciousness in Early Scientific and Ethnographic Film’. Kolloquium: “Visual Encounters: Filmische Wissensproduktion in der Ethnologie.” Institut f. Europaeische Ethnologie, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Feb 2.
2020. Plenary lecture. ‘Time, Memory in Action and Shared Consciousness: The Participatory Experience of Audio-Visual Mediation’. Ringvorlesung Sonderforschungsbereich ‘Repraesentationen sozialer Ordnungen im Wandel’, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Jan 14.
2009. Keynote lecture, with M. Punt. Early Cinema and the Liebig-Bilder: Science, Technology and Popular Culture. Justus-Liebig-University, 26. Jan.
2008. Plenary lecture, with M. Punt: The Impossible Journey: Technology and the Popular Imagination. Super Saturation, a Celebration of the Centenary of Modern Diving, University of Plymouth, 1. Nov.
2008. Twentyfour Times a Second: From the Immanence of Motion to Memory in Action. Lecture at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, 23. Oct.
2008. Plenary lecture, with M. Punt: Insects and Cinema: In Defense of Train-Spotting. Ento08 Royal Entomological Society Annual National Meeting, University of Plymouth.
2006. Keynote, Science in the Dock – Art in the Stocks, University of Exeter.
2006. Digital Arts Symposium at the University of Arizona, College of Fine Arts, Tucson, 7th April. Presentation: Angelic presence: Agents, Mind and Flight.
2006. Co-convenor of Aurora Feast Public Art Project, Heureka the Finnish Science Centre, 5th of Feb.
2006. Invited speaker at ‘Acknowledging the Extraordinary’. The Port Eliot Conversations. Port Eliot at St Germans in Cornwall. 27 – 29 Jan.

Invited reviewer at the Biennale Filmmuseum Amsterdam (www.filmmuseum.nl), the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (www.idfa.nl), Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, Pordenone/Sacile (http://www.cinetecadelfriuli.org/gcm/index2.html), the Beeld voor Beeld Anthropological Filmfestival Amsterdam (http://www.beeldvoorbeeld.nl/).