Conference Venue: College of Liberal Arts, National Taiwan University

**Note: On Friday, registration is in the hallway outside the Auditorium; on Saturday and Sunday, registration is at the main entrance of the College. On Saturday and Sunday, please use the classrooms next to the registration desk as lounge space.


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Name Title of Paper Affiliation Position
(Keynote Speaker)

Martin E. Jay

Experiencing Otherness through Technology: The Lessons of Photography Department of History, University of California, Berkeley (USA) Emeritus Professor
Eyal Amiran Technically Yours: The Resistance of Bodies in New Media Department of Comparative Literature + Department of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Irvine (USA) Professor
Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan Artifice and Intelligence: Orientalism, Disability, and Gender in the Fashioning of “Artificial” Intelligence Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London (UK) Senior Lecturer
Kate Marshall The Novella as Technology: A Media Story Department of English, University of Notre Dame (USA) Associate Professor




Name Title of Paper Affiliation Position
Anthony Curtis Adler Dis-encapsulation: Object-Oriented Programming and the Philosophy of Experience Underwood International College, Yonsei University (Korea) Professor
Hannes Bergthaller Unnatural Contracts: “Earth System Governance” and the Cybernetic Image of the Planet Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan) Professor
Huang-hua Chen


Narrating Horrors: The Uncanny History of Gothic Epistolarity Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) Associate Professor
Ying-shan Chen


The Technicity of Quantum Consciousness and Quantum Neuroscience: Descartes, Spinoza and Hegel General Education Center, National Taiwan University of Arts (Taiwan) Adjunct Assistant Professor
Duncan McColl Chesney Recent Novelistic Engagements of Contemporary Mediation and Precarization: Saramago and Houellebecq Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University (Taiwan) Professor
Kate Costello Can the Machine Translator Be a Surrealist? Towards a Posthuman Poetics St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford (UK) PhD Student
Steven DeCaroli Foucault’s Milieu: Power as Medium Dept. of Philosophy, Goucher College (USA) Associate Professor
Adam Fish Multispecies Theories of Drone Firmware School of the Arts and Media, University of New South Wales (Australia) Scientia Fellow / Associate Professor
Paul Fung Silenced Photography: Representations of Children and Machinery in Edward Yang’s Yi Yi Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) Associate Professor
Jens Haarkamp Heidegger and the Misconceptions of Current Technophilia Dept. of Applied Linguistics and Language Studies, Chung Yuan Christian University (Taiwan) Assistant Professor
Shih-Yen Huang


Embodied Experience through Technology: On Walter Benjamin’s “The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility” Dept. of German, Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages (Taiwan) Associate Professor
Kaori Inuma Developing Eyes to See Fairies: Uncanny Network of Doyle and Photographs Graduate School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University (Japan) PhD Student
Marek Jancovic Seizure as Technique: Disability, Media and the Technicity of Vision Institute of Film, Theater, Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Mainz (Germany) PhD Candidate
Anand Karthikeyan Representing the Network: A Study of the Film You Are Here Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (India) PhD Student
Julia M. Keblinska Red Chambers and Electric Rainbows: Television Cultures in New Era China (1978-1989) Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley (USA) PhD Candidate


Rui Kunze Memories in Matter: Mediality, Technicality, and the Configurations of Culinary Experience Institute of Sinology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Wei-Chen Liu


A Voice Detached from the Body: Technology of Storytelling in the Origin of the (American) Novel Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University (Taiwan) PhD Student
Louis Wai-Chun Lo Questioning Cinematic Time in the Real Slow Motion Sequence in Johnnie To’s Three (2016) Graduate Institute for Studies in Visual Cultures, National Yang-Ming University (Taiwan) Associate Professor
Kenny K. K. Ng The Elephant Vanishes: Reading Ye Si with HKSAR Photography and Cinema Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong) Associate Professor
Irida Ntalla Theorising Affective Encounters of Environmental Change through Emergent Mediated Experiential Aesthetics Dept. of Media, Middlesex University London (UK) Lecturer


Benjamin Olin Excavating the Franklin Street Arts Center: An Archaeology of a Speculative Media Ecology Cinema and Television Program, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University (China) Assistant Professor
Babak Rahimi Technicity, Mediality and Religion Department of Literature,

University of California, San Diego (USA)

Associate Professor


Sharin Schroeder Gains and Losses: Digital Research on Victorian Scots Dept. of English, National Taipei University of Technology (Taiwan) Associate Professor
Bruce G. Shapiro Crossing the Deadline: The Technology of Language and the Quest for Unmediated Performance Language Center, Chaoyang University of Technology (Taiwan) Adjunct Associate Professor
Peng-yi Tai


Zombies and Technological Mediation in World War Z Dept. of English, National Central University (Taiwan) Associate Professor
Yoshiki Tajiri

(Invited Presenter)

Virginia Woolf and the Cinematic Perception Dept. of Language and Information Sciences, University of Tokyo (Japan) Professor
Laurie Jui-hua Tseng


God and Human Beings in the Technologically-Mediated Living Condition: Reading Philip K. Dick’s Theology in His VALIS Trilogy Dept. of English, National Taitung University (Taiwan) Associate Professor
Henk Vynckier The Misplaced Telescreen: On Winston Smith’s Living Room and Other Spaces of Resistance in Nineteen Eighty-Four Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literature, Tunghai University (Taiwan) Professor
Leihua Weng Visuality after Textuality: Individual and Collective Dislocation and Experience in Jia Zhangke’s The World (2004) Kalamazoo College (USA) Assistant Professor of Chinese
Yuk-yin Bobo Wong Sounding Bodies: Materiality and Subjectivity in Greene and Beckett Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities, Sun Yat-sen University (China) Associate Research Fellow